The Beginner’s Guide to Ontario Genealogy by Fraser Dunford (177)

I got interested in Ontario genealogy just recently. It is a topic that always fascinated me. So, I took out 2 books from the local library.  This is the first, and I will be reviewing both here on my blog.

One always wonders, what’s in a name? New France, Quebec, Upper Canada, Canada West — the Province of Ontario has had many names since the seventeenth century. Parts even had names like Rupertsland, Northwest Territories, and Manitoba.

Ontario’s genealogical records are as complex as the name and can be daunting to the beginner.

This book is designed to help the beginner, like me! It carries on from the author’s previous book Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy.

In this book, you will find basic help with finding maps, censuses, religious records, civil registrations, municipal records, land records, newspapers, immigration/emigration records, and wills.

The author briefly discusses the Archives of Ontario and Library and Archives Canada and what holdings each might have. Then he points you where to go next.

This is a dry read. But it is very informative, and I loved it.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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