Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Canadian Genealogy Virtual Research Intensive

This is the first Canadian Genealogy Virtual Research Intensive offered by Looking4Ancestors. All presentations are by Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS. Kathryn specialises in Canadian and Ontario research. She is the host and presenter of the weekly webinar series, Genealogy with a Canadian Twist.

Two Days ~ Eight Sessions ~ All Canadian Content

Each live session contains the pre-recorded presentation of the session topic with closed-captions. This allows everyone who registers to be able to attend the live event, and not have to wait for the recording.
Kathryn will be live and on camera during each and every session to answer your questions, make comments and provide interaction with registered attendees.

Your registration includes: 

  • access to ALL live sessions both days 
  • an electronic copy of the syllabus
  • access to the archived recording of the entire event for 60 days.

DAY 1: Saturday, September 21, 2019

 9:30 am - Welcome and Day 1 Opening

 9:45 am - Session 1: Online Repositories for Canadian Research 

Discover, explore and learn what Library and Archives Canada, Canadiana, and Héritage websites have to offer those researching their Canadian ancestors. You will learn where to find the hidden gems that can be found on Library and Archives Canada website, plus how to use Canadiana, and Héritage websites, and find the records. Also, some provincial archive websites will be discussed.

11:15 am - Session 2: Understanding the 1851 and 1861 Censuses of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
This presentation takes the mystery out of the 1851 and 1861 censuses. You will get to the nitty-gritty of each census record, and what you might discover about your ancestor and who was in their household and neighbourhood. There's so much more than meets the eye with these censuses! 

12:30 pm ~ Break~

 1:00 pm - Session 3: Understanding Ontario Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations

The civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1869 in Ontario. However, many family historians have experienced frustration in not being able to find the records for their ancestor. Understanding the indexes, the statutes and the records themselves will help you understand what to look for, where to look, and why you may not find the record.

 2:45 pm - Session 4: Land Records in Ontario

Ontario land records can be confusing and challenging to research. Learn how to navigate the complex system of obtaining land grants in the province, how to research the Land Registry records, and analyze the information they contain.

 4:00 pm - Day 1 Closing

DAY 2: Sunday, September 22, 2019

 9:30 am - Welcome and Day 2 Opening

 9:45 am - Session 5: Coming to Canada: Ship Passenger Lists and Immigration Records

Before 1865, ship manifests did not have to be kept, thus making it harder for researchers to find records. Some early ship passenger lists and emigration scheme records do survive, but you need to know where to look.
Since 1869, Canada’s immigration policies have determined who was eligible to immigrate to Canada and when. Who was the ideal immigrant settler? How did the government “sell” the Canadian West to immigrants? 
This presentation discusses settlement schemes, laws and policies that affected our ancestors’ eligibility, and decision to settle in Canada.

11:15 am - Session 6: Researching Those Above and Under the Law: Ontario Court Records
Researching court records in Ontario are so confusing. This presentation explains the courts in Upper Canada and Canada West. Learn what can be found in Ontario court records including wills, probate and estate records, and criminal records. 

12:30 pm ~ Break~

 1:00 pm - Session 7: Church Records in Ontario

The first settlers west of Montreal included missionaries who were sent to convert First Nations tribes in the region and establish parishes for the settlers. This presentation focuses on the major religious groups in Ontario during the 19th and early 20th centuries, a history and timeline of their arrival in the province, and expansion in particular areas. Repositories and available denominational records will be discussed.

2:45 pm - Session 8: Defending Our Borders

From the beginnings of New France continuing through the Second World War, Canada’s borders have been invaded but never conquered. Who were the invaders, and what did they hope to accomplish? Learn about the wars, battles, and rebellions in which your ancestor may have served defending Canada, and what information might be revealed about them and their families.

4:00 pm - Day 2 Closing


$79 CAD


Cancellation Policy: Full refund of paid registration fee if requested in writing before or on August 31, 2019; no refund after August 31, 2019.

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