Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What were the names and locations of Methodist churches and cemeteries for Manvers Twp. in 1888?

Have you visited Victoria County GenWeb? You might be able to find this information or perhaps links/addresses to local genealogy societies who may be able to help. Also check with the United Church Archives for information on Methodist Churches. A list of all known Ontario cemeteries can be found at CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project

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

On our page regarding Birth Records it states who can obtain access to birth records for births that have occurred within the past 92 years (yes you can if you prove you're next of kin). There is also a link to the Registrar General where you can find the necessary forms. With an adoption however his original birth registration may have been pulled and replaced by a new one. And the information on either would be whatever your grandmother provided.

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?

The migration of Loyalists from the USA to Canada started in the mid 1770's, most migrated first to Nova Scotia (and what is now New Brunswick), then west to Upper & Lower Canada as free land was offered. Loyalist settlements in Upper Canada were mostly in Eastern Ontario (in & around Kingston) but Loyalists can also be found in other areas of what is now Southern Ontario.