Posts Tagged ‘completed’

Profile: Completed OGS Projects: Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Registers

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Beginning in 1843, Wesleyan Methodist ministers kept a book of entries for births and baptisms and submitted each year’s book to the Conference Office. Entries were then copied into the General Register, arranged by township, town, village and circuit. Records of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and its subsequent evolutions go from 1826 to 1910.

The Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Registers transcription project was initiated by Dorothy Martin and Sandra Moore and became a project of the Society in November 2000. Transcriptions of the microfilmed baptismal records have been compiled and submitted to the United Church of Canada Archives who hold copyright on these records. The United Church has allowed the Ontario Genealogical Society to transcribe and sell these records through its thirty Branches located throughout Ontario.

To obtain copies of these baptismal record indexes, contact the Branch in the area in which you are doing your family research.

Profile: Completed OGS Projects: Upper Canada Land Books Index

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The Upper Canada Land Books record minutes of the meetings of the Land Board’s Executive Council, which were held between the years 1791 and 1847. During this period, the Executive Council had the authority over land granting or selling of crown lands in Upper Canada. Petitioners would have been settlers, military claimants, and Loyalists.

There are 24 Land Books with approximately 72,000 names of Ontario pioneers. The index includes every name located in the records as well as residence, petition number, the location of the land, the Land Book and page number.

The Upper Canada Land Books Indexes are available in CD format and may be purchased through the OGS eStore.

If you would like to view digitized images of the Upper Canada Land Books, they may be found on the Canadiana.org website as part of their Héritage Collection. Please note that these images are not indexed.