Friday, December 26, 2008
Reading excerpts from the book 'Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada' by Wendy Cameron gave me a clue that maybe my husband's ancestor Richard Adams - born 9 Apr 1814 - immigrated 1832 from Chulmleigh in Devon UK - died 26 Nov 1878 Woodstock Ontario & buried at the Anglican Cemetary Woodstock Ont - was part of the Petworth Immigration Scheme. How would I be able to prove this?
Friday, October 17, 2008
Can you tell me or point me someplace that might tell me the intestate succession for land in 1886 in Ontario? Would the widow get part and/or the children? What percentage?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
My father was born out of wedlock in 1931. My grandmother married in 1935 and her husband adopted my father although I'm not sure what year. Would his original birth info have his biological father's name and if so would I have access to that
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Some of my ancestors are said to be United Empire Loyalists from the U.S. who immigrated there from England. Do you have any possible dates for these Loyalists entering Canada and where they may have settled?
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
My grandefather was adopted in 1912 but ontario did not legalize adoption till 1921. Who would have handed adoptions before it was legalized and how would i get a hold of them ?
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
My great grandmother was born on the 16th of July 1880 on a boat from Scotland name unknown. I am trying to get a copy of her birth certificate but have not got any where, any ideas or the name of the boat would be of great assistance.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The census record I found is for Monck County, Cardwell County or Bothwell County. I can't find these counties on a map!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Many OGS branches now offer their cemetery transcripts on CD-ROM, for smaller cemeteries you can purchase a CD for usually $20 or less and get several transcripts (sometimes an entire township!). Because this medium allows a considerable amount of information in a tiny package many previously unavailable transcripts (too large for print!) are now available for purchase on CD.
Also keep in mind that transcripts can be a lasting record for older headstones that have deteriorated. If you know an ancestor was buried in a cemetery but cannot locate the headstone consult the transcript to learn if a stone was present at the time of first transcription (for some OGS branches this would be the mid-1970’s).
If you're seeking an address to a cemetery and it's not on the county page, the county host still might be able to tell you, if you email and ask. Or you can try CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project, or the Ontario Genealogical Society. Your OGS branch will be able to tell you where a cemetery is, and they may even do a better job of locating it than the GenWeb host because if they have transcribed the cemetery, they have actually visited it (and the GenWeb host hasn't necessarily been there!). You can get the address for a particular branch of OGS from the OGS website.
Also read OCFA: What it is and how to use it, an article written by a member of the Perth County Branch OGS in response to OCFA queries.
If a full week has passed and you haven't received a reply, send your message again. If another full week goes by without a reply contact the OntarioGenWeb coordinator, state whom you were trying to reach, when and what happened.
Also keep in mind that during the holiday season (Dec/Jan) and summer months (Jun-Sep) GenWeb volunteers may be on vacation and away from e-mail for several weeks.