Tuesday, March 21, 2000

If a death record cannot be located in the vital stats microfilms of Ontario death records, where else can one look?

[From Forebears Research] -- I have tried the following: Go into the year and area where you expect it to be and read all the entries. Sometimes it is not spelled or rather not recorded in the spelling you're looking under...but is actually there. I have also concluded after 9 years at LDS that people are simply misinformed sometimes about who and where etc. If you can verify the area in an independent record of the period, it might help - such as a directory or tax or school or anything that positions them alive in that place. I've had some patrons come in where nothing was a match in their pedigree sheets at all!!

Sunday, March 19, 2000

I heard that my ggrandfather may have been one of Louis Franks orphans in Ontario County, Ontario . Also heard from another source that he had run away from an orphanage. Is there a way to get info on orphans in Ontario County? He was French.

From Ruth Grace Cox -- Young immigrants to Canada [including home children]-books may offer more information than you need. Finding individual names may be difficult, however. www.dcs.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/children/books.html

Birth of a child whose parents never married due to the fact the father was already married,the child was given up for private adoption. Often childred look for the birth mother /father can it be done over the web How?

Considering the adoption mentioned was private it's highly unlikely you will find what you are seeking online unless you know the names of one or both birth parents. Adoption searches can be aided by the internet but the web should never be your only source. Your best bet would be to find an adoption specific website that goes into detail about this type of search. Start with Cyndi's List

[From Cathy] As a reunited mother, I can tell you that many of us do look. Yes it can be done on the web. The best place to go to is adoption reunion registries on the net. Here is the best one for Canadians - they have a very high success rate of approx 50 reunions a month - and they are free! Their database is searchable online and you can register yourself if you want to. Go here. http://www.canadianadopteesregistry.org. Good luck (I always thought of my son often which most mothers do - now my reunion is wonderful and life is good!) If you need more help, please visit Looking In Ontario - loads of helpful advice and resources there - all free.

Wednesday, March 8, 2000

Where does one find unpublished cemetery records?

If they're unpublished they're not available. If you're referring to burial records held by the cemetery you'd have to write to the cemetery or visit in person.