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BOOK - Ontario Genealogy for Beginners, Eighth Edition (2012)
By Ruth M. Burkholder
First 7 editions published by author, Toronto, 1999-2011
This 8th edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2012

Coil bound... 19.95 (C$)
pdf download.....9.95 (C$)
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Licensed for personal use only

8.5 X 11"
Ruth Burkholder welcomes readers to one of the most rewarding, most frustrating, most enjoyable, most addictive and fastest growing hobby in the world - Genealogy. She explains that there is no right or wrong way to “do” your family history. You already have the information you require to get started. This book suggests many ways of using the information that you know now to point you to the records that will help you find out what you don’t know.

Clear concise instructions help you identify useful surviving records, where those records are located (both online and otherwise), and how to use them. A reliable resource to start you on your journey to discover your Ontario roots.

Contents include:
  • Getting Started
  • Consanguinity
  • Copyright [for researchers and genealogists]
  • Genealogical Records Sorted by Time Period
  • A Look at Census Records
  • Newspapers
  • Directories
  • Land Records in Ontario
  • Overview of the Land Granting Process
  • What are the Township Papers?
  • Land Records Check List
  • Ontario Land Records Index
  • Addresses for Ontario Land Registry Offices
  • Ontario Vital Statistics
  • Index Code Explanations
  • Helpful Hints in Using the OVS Films
  • Pre- Marriage Records on Microfilm
  • Church Archives Addresses
  • Cemeteries
  • Using Wills in Ontario
  • Immigration Records
  • Military Records
  • Education Records
  • Where Is Canada West?
  • Districts with Dates Proclaimed
  • Counties with Date of Creation
  • Map Showing the Districts as of 1788, and 1802 and the Counties in 1793
  • Map Showing the Districts as of 1825
  • Map Showing the Present Day Counties and Districts
  • Check List for Genealogical Sources
  • Ontario Genealogical Society Branch Addresses
  • Using "LDS" Resources
  • Useful URLs for Internet Searching
  • Forms Included in this Booklet [a number of blank census, and other family history forms that can be copied and used personally]
This edition was introduced at the Ontario Genealogical Society's annual conference in June 2012 where it sold out in three days. The book is back in print and available now.

About the author:
    Ruth M. Burkholder's twenty-five years of professional research experience is evident in the complete and concise way in which she introduces and explains records and best-practices in her newest edition of Ontario Genealogy for Beginners; Starting Out in Genealogy. Ruth has also compiled several books of indexes to census and baptisms for parts of York County, Ontario, and co-authored Ontario Land Registry Office Records, A Guide with Fawne-Stratford-Devai. She lectures on all aspects of Ontario genealogy including land and vital records. Ruth possesses expert/hands-on knowledge of national, provincial and municipal repositories, various church archives, libraries, courts, and land registry offices.
Size: 8.5 X 11"
Softcover - coil-bound
First 7 editions published by author, Toronto, 1999-2011
This 8th edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-926797-60-1

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