Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are there online, directories for trades & professions for the period 1920-1944 for Ontario?

Directories known to be online are linked from our links page (if readers know of any others please leave a comment).

Some directories are available to search in person at Library & Archives Canada but for most you will have to visit a library in the area of research or have someone visit on your behalf.

The Toronto Public Library's Ask A Librarian service will search three years of Toronto directories per request.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Do you have information available on your website for the Agricultural Component of the 1851,1861 and 1871 censuses?

Several agricultural census transcripts are available at our Census Project.

The 1851 agricultural census is also available at Library & Archives Canada.  Choose Schedule B.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I would like to find a sibling placed for adoption. How would I go about locating this individual?

The first step for anyone seeking a sibling or child placed for adoption in Ontario is the website Access to Adoption Records Act maintained by the government. From there you can apply to the Adoption Disclosure Registry. This registry exists to bring together adoptees and birth relations and is free to use.

While awaiting a match, if the adoptee was placed through the Children's Aid Society you can apply for non-identifying information. There are also numerous internet sites set up for this type of search where you can post your information and hope the adoptee sees it and gets in touch. Be sure to also seek out local adoption groups (such as Parent Finders) for advice and support.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Looking for a cemetery with pictures, where can I look?

There are several websites that offer cemetery photos but as this is a GenWeb site we suggest starting with CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project.