Sunday, November 22, 1998

1861 York Co. census, found our Hanrahan ancestor in Whitchurch twp. The previous census is missing. What documents can I use instead to search back for this ancestor?

Wills, church records, assessments, tax records, directories. There are a lot of records beside the census available! See our research pages as well as York CountyGenWeb for research tips.

Tuesday, November 10, 1998

How can I obtain vital records without exact dates and living in California?

Ontario Vital Statistics are available worldwide on microfilm at any Latter-Day Saints Family History Centre. You can order in the film needed after viewing the index.

Updated 2010:
Indexes for some years are available for free viewing at the FamilySearch website, images of the registrations can be accessed through a subscription to Ancestry.

Tuesday, November 3, 1998

At what point exactly did Ontario County disappear into Durham?

It became part of the Regional Municipality of Durham in 1971. See the Ontario CountyGenWeb site for more info on Ontario County

Sunday, November 1, 1998

What were the requirements for citizenship in 1910-1920? Specifically, how soon after immigrating could someone begin the process, and how long would it take?

Canadian Citizenship wasn't established until 1947. Prior to that time, any British subject (those born in the UK, Canada, Australia, etc) was able to travel freely between British colonies without documentation. Those immigrating from other countries were naturalized, something they could apply for after living in Canada for a minimum of three years. For more information about this please see links