Upper Canada Sundries – An Under-used Genealogical Goldmine
Where can you find whole communities begging for mercy for convicted horse thieves, neighbours informing on one another’s treasonous activities during the Rebellion of 1837, people applying for civil service jobs, widows asking for militia pensions, and huge lists of aliens resident in Upper Canada? In the Upper Canada Sundries. Come learn about this recently digitized little-known treasure trove of genealogical and biographical information about early residents of Ontario.
More about Janice
Professional genealogist Janice Nickerson loves a good challenge – whether it’s identifying elusive ancestors, tracking disappearing descendants or catching the attention of the next generation. Her specialties include early Ontario research, criminal justice records and turning bare-bones genealogies into shareable stories.