Sunday, December 17, 2023

Durham Branch's January 2nd Meeting - Linda Corupe - "Really & Truly The Father"


Join us on Tuesday, January 2nd at 7:30 pm as Linda Corupe presents “Really and Truly the Father”. 
This meeting will via Zoom only (link below).

The "Really and Truly the Father" series is another rich source of genealogical information. Linda Corupe really has the knack for finding unique record series at the Archives of Ontario. "Bastardy oaths", also known as oaths of affiliation, are usually dated between 1837 and 1921, reflecting the legislation in force at those times. Most of the oaths of affiliation for the province have not survived, but documentation does remain for eight districts and/or counties, Including the old Newcastle District. Linda has transcribed Newcastle district for 1837 – 1849 and the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham for 1850-1861.

Linda Corupe is a well-known speaker at Ontario Ancestors’ Conferences and it's Branches. An excellent researcher, transcriber, indexer and publisher, Linda has mined many little-known collections at the Archives of Ontario and brought them to the attention of the genealogical community.

Kindly pre-register at the following link:

Friday, December 8, 2023

LostCousins - a great place to find your British cousins!

LostCousins is FREE for the rest of this year!

From now until midnight on New Year’s Eve the LostCousins site will be completely free, allowing you the opportunity to connect with as many new cousins as you can – and unlike some other sites you won’t be asked to provide bank or credit card details. Because this offer coincides with the start of my Annual Competition (see below) the ancestors and cousins you add to your My Ancestors page will also count as entries - it's a really great opportunity for anyone with British ancestry!