This lineage society, established by the Ontario Genealogical Society, is open to anyone who can prove descent from one of these 36 officially-named Fathers of Confederation:
Sir Adams George Archibald, George Brown, Sir Alexander Campbell, Sir Frederick Carter, Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Sir Edward Barron Chandler, Sir Jean-Charles Chapais, Sir James Cockburn, George Coles, Robert B. Dickey, Charles Fisher, Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, Col John Hamilton Gray, Sir John Hamilton Gray, Sir Thomas Heath Haviland, William Alexander Henry, Sir William Pearce Howland, John Mercer Johnson, Sir Hector-Louis Langevin, Andrew Archibald Macdonald, Sir John A. Macdonald, Jonathan McCully, William Alexander McDougall, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, Peter Mitchell, Sir Oliver Mowat, Edward Palmer, William Henry Pope, John William Ritchie, Sir Ambrose Shea, William H. Steeves, Sir Etienne-Paschal Tache, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, Sir Charles Tupper, Edward Whelan, and/or Robert Duncan Wilmot.
Click here for more information on this society and an application form for the Fathers of Confederation Society; view a Sample Certificate (large file).
Membership in the The 1837 Rebellion Society is open to anyone who can prove descent from one of:
- a person who was charged with being a rebel
- a member of a militia unit that was mobilized during the rebellion
- a member of the regular army who was in Upper Canada during the rebellion
- a person who was named as being involved in some form with the rebellion and its aftermath (e.g. court official at a trial, juror, etc.)
The proof must be to genealogical standards.
Click here for more information on this society and an application form for the 1837 Rebellion Society; view a Sample Certificate (large file).