Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Land of Canaan - OGS Webinar February 2nd

February OGS Webinar

Guylaine Petrin
Guylaine Petrin - Land of Canaan: Researching Black Ancestors in Canada before Confederation.
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

In 1793, the Government of Upper Canada approved a law that ensure that any slave coming into its territory was automatically freed.  Upper Canada became a haven for African Americans seeking freedom and political rights.  This correspond to a difficult period researching genealogy. While this webinar will use examples from Black genealogy, many of the sources used are useful for anyone who has ancestors who lived in Upper Canada during the same time period.

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