Tuesday, December 28, 1999
A lot of family member's have told me that my great grandfather changed his name to Freeman. When questioned to ask what his name use to be my response is either he was just French or La something. What I want to know how could I find out what his name use to be?
Tuesday, December 7, 1999
My g-g-grandfather William Killey (b. 1841 or 1842) was known to be a staunch Orangeman, as was one of his brothers. Does anyone know if Orangemen were particularly powerful as a political or religious group in Ontario or the Isle of Man, and if this group exists still would they have records of my g-g-grandfather belonging or not?
Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, was an Orangemen as were three others, the latest being John Diefenbaker. Joseph Smallwood, the leader who led Newfoundland into Canada in 1949 was an Orangeman as was his father. Many Premiers of Ontario and Mayors of Toronto up to the early 1970s were Orange members.
The author of "The Maple Leaf Forever" , once Canada's unofficial national anthem, was an Orangeman - Alexander Muir.
The Purpose of the Canada Orange Mailing List is to encourage the exchange of information about the culture, history, and genealogy of Orange members who came to Canada and their descendants. Contemporary politics in Canada or anywhere else is banned from the list.
I hope this answers some of your questions. The Orange Association is still active in Canada and has men's and ladies lodges in all provinces. However, as with many other fraternal groups its numbers have dramatically declined in recent years. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask or encourage others to view the Canada Orange Heritage Site and join the Canada Orange Mailing List.
I am the Webmaster of the Canada's Orange Roots . It is an independent site operated by myself with the assistance of information provided by volunteers interested in the heritage of Orangeism in Canada. On the Site you will find links to pages with information about the history, culture and genealogy of Orangeism in Canada.
I am also the Administrator of the Canada Orange Mailing List which is referred to on the Canada Orange Heritage Site. It is a Rootsweb List open to the public which was begun in November, 1998 and has about 225 members. Some 40% are members of the Orange Association and the remainder are descendants of Orange members who are interested in learning about their Orange roots. To join send the message "subscribe" without the quotes, leaving the subject blank, to: Can-Orange-Lemail@example.com
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
I don't know how to go about finding relatives that can supply me with general info history, medical.
Wednesday, October 20, 1999
Can you please send me some Ontario information to my e-mail address as soon as possible? Do you have any information packs that I could use for a Ontario report?
Monday, October 18, 1999
How do I go about looking in church records for a birth record. I have the general date of birth, the town, but no name. will the church allow me access to their records?
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Wednesday, September 1, 1999
My mothers uncle went to Canada with the Salvation Army when he was about 14yrs old. He was born in 1879 in Marylebone, London. How can I find when he arrived in Canada. He lived in Ontario and Winnipeg to my knowledge.
The Director, Family Tracing Services
105 - 109 Judd Street, Kings Cross
London, WC1H 9TS
(From Marj Kohli)
Where can i find information about a gt.uncle who emigrated to canada in the 1920's. He lived in Toronto and worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Canadian Pacific Limited
P.O. Box 6042, Station A
Montreal, PQ H3C 3E4
Archivist is Stephen Lyons [514-395-6962]
(From Marj Kohli)
Passenger lists at the National Archives are now indexed between 1925-1935. The database is is now available online at the National Archives site. Follow this link or go to www.archives.ca and click on ArchiviaNet, and look for it on the list of databases. Earlier records are in the process of being indexed, but it may be some time before they're ready. Also there is info available on railway employees - Althea Douglas has a guide book entitled "Canadian Railway Records: A Guide for Genealogists". (From Suzanne Schaller)
Thursday, August 19, 1999
Does anyone know how far in advance of a census 'publication' the information was collected? For instance, if my ancestor's age on a census is listed as 50 yrs.,does this mean he is 50 at the year of the census, or is he 50 at the year the information was collected?
Wednesday, August 18, 1999
A cousin has found a birth record for an illegitimate child, born in 1897. The mother of the child is the older sister of our grandmother. The father of the child appears to be the mother's father! While I am not naive enough to suppose that incest did not occur in "those days", I question if the father would have named (branded!) himself in a public record. Is it possible that Dad's name was entered incorrectly? I have also received information that there was a nephew with the same name as Dad. Is there any way to find out if he might have been the father? Many thanks.
Monday, August 16, 1999
I believe that my ancestor, an agriculture laborer came from England to Ontario and that his may have been an assisted passage. I understand that the Ontario government around 1872 was paying these people to come if they would stay a specific time. Can anyone tell me if there are records existing of these passages and where I can access them.
Sunday, July 11, 1999
In the 1901 census, most first nations people are listed as being "Cree f.b" or "Algonquin f.b." What does f.b. stand for?
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Sunday, April 18, 1999
Is there a source for famine orphans, specifically those in indentured servitude where after a period of time (7 Years?) the individual was given land? Famine victim from Ireland o/a 1841-1846?
Friday, April 16, 1999
I have an ancestor listed on the 1837 Toronto census as living in York County on "Yonge Street Road from Toll Gate to Montgomery's Tavern". Where can I locate what churches might have been in that particular area in 1837 and do any of them still exist?
Thursday, March 25, 1999
I have an ancestor who is Huron indian from the London, Ontario area born about 1841. She married my great, great grandfather who came over from England as a soldier with the Kings Royal Rifles 4th Battalion in 1857. Where do I find information about my native ancestors.
Thursday, March 18, 1999
I know my ancestors lived in Toronto. What I didn't know was how large it was! How do I begin my search ? I do have a old address but I have been told there is no city directory for the year 1854.
The Toronto Public Library has a page called Historicity through which you can search old directories with keywords.
Saturday, March 6, 1999
My great-grandfather came from Scotland with the army sometime during the mid 1800's and I would like to find the date.
Tuesday, February 23, 1999
Where would one look to find farms that were around in the 40' + 50's? Ont Fed Agri doesn't have that info.
Friday, February 19, 1999
Someone born in 1900 drops out of site in 1935. This person is last seen in 1954. You do not know if this person is dead or alive in 1999. How would you start to find out if that person is dead and where did they die.
Tuesday, February 9, 1999
My great-great grandfather is known to have worked in the lumber camps in the Upper Ottawa River Valley roughly in the 1860's. Were there log books kept at the lumber camps? What other resources are available to trace his time spent in the Valley?
Wednesday, January 20, 1999
I would like information on the history and the location of the Buckley bank . my father as a young boy recalls visiting this bank on numberious occasions . It is believed that the bank was within the area that is now regional municipality of haldimand - norfolk
I am searching for my g-g-aunt and think I found her in the 1871 census listed at Rockwood Lunatic Asylum. Is there anyplace I can write to find out if it is her and any info on her?
Saturday, January 9, 1999
I wish to write to the Dept of Nationa Defence regarding World War II records. What is their address? Thank you.
Researcher Servies Division
National Archives of Canada
Client Services & Communciation Branch
Take Note: If the individual in question has been deceased less than 20 years, only a limited amount of information will be provided. Proof of death & your relationship (you must be next of kin) to that person is required. If the individual in question has been deceased more than 20 years and did not die during their military service, proof of death is required.
Friday, January 8, 1999
I am in England. Where can I find copies of the b,m,d registers of Niagara in 1780 and early 1790s. I know this area was ceded to the USA in 1797 but I think I have both a g-g-grandmother born there and her parents married there. The Mormons do not appear to have microfilms of these. Do they still exist? If I draw a blank there any lists of bmd regsietres elsewhere in Upper Canada available.
Tuesday, January 5, 1999
2010 Update: Birth Records are now available up to 1912 (1913 in May 2011) and the 1911 census is also available.