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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.

FYI:Images of the 1921 Census of Canada are now available on ancestry.ca

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

At approximately 2:00 pm, EST, images of the 1921 Census of Canada were posted on ancestry.ca.  At approximately 3:00 pm, EST, Library and Archives Canada posted the following on their website:

“Canadians can now browse the 1921 Census of the Canadian population, free of charge on Ancestry.ca.

Researchers can explore the 197,529 pages of information through an index of districts and sub-districts. Ancestry.ca will also take the extra step of indexing 8.8 million names, addresses and other information for a searchable database, and developing advanced search tools to go along with it. Canadians will be required to pay for the extra convenience of doing advanced searches from their home. They will do this at their own cost, and will be offered a choice of free or paid access.

  • Free access will be possible in person at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and through hundreds of subscribing libraries across Canada.
  • Free access to raw census records will be available online.
  • Paid access will only be necessary if someone wants the extra convenience of doing advanced searches from home.”

To read LAC’s statement in its entirety, follow this link: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2013/08-1921-census.aspx

The census images are currently only searchable by geographic location.  If you are searching for your Ontario family members in the census, here is a link to the Ontario Locator to assist you in your search: http://www.ogs.on.ca/branches/ontariolocator.php
If you do not have a subscription to ancestry, follow this link to access the 1921 Census of Canada: http://www.ancestry.ca/census