Posts Tagged ‘Jane E. MacNamara’

Notice for Hamilton Branch Meeting

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 7 pm

Location: Lincoln Alexander Elementary School, 50 Ravenbury Drive, Hamilton.

Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara

Topic: “Inheritance in Ontario: Estate Files and Beyond”

Brief Overview: Ontario researchers looking for records of inheritance usually stop once they’ve found the estate file. True, it is the richest single source, but the court register, minutes, and other documents that track the estate’s progress through the court can add valuable family history clues and help tell the whole story. The presentation will review how to find an estate file and how it can lead to other sources both inside and outside the court system.

Contact info: http://www.hamilton.ogs.on.ca/

Ottawa Branch Gene-O-Rama, 30 Years and Counting!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Come help Ottawa Branch celebrate the 30th Gene-O-Rama

Dates: 21-22 March 2014

Location: Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
(corner of Hunt Club and Woodroffe)

Speakers, Marketplace, Computer Room
Featured speaker: Jane E. MacNamara

For the latest details as they become available: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/geneorama/

For more information e-mail: conference@ogsottawa.on.ca
Register On-Line at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/gene-o-rama/

OGS/Dundurn Publications

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Inheritance in OntarioInheritance in Ontario – Wills and Other Records for Family Historians by Jane E. MacNamara

Jane E. MacNamara

$19.99

Whether your ancestor left hundreds of acres of land, money or a few modest belongings, the records created when those legacies were distributed can provide valuable clues to family connections, relationships, and just how your ancestors lived.

Inheritance in Ontario will help you determine whether your relative’s will was proved in the Court of Probate, surrogate courts, or another court, and navigate the finding aids to locate surviving estate files and other complementary records at the Archives of Ontario, local courthouse or archives, or through FamilySearch.org. Not every Ontario estate was handled by a court, however, and land records, newspapers, and manuscript collections can also help you discover “who got what.”

Jane E. MacNamara is a long-time member of the Ontario Genealogical Society. She teaches and speaks about family history to groups throughout Ontario and is the organizer of the Genealogy Summer Camp, a program attracting out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a week of hands-on research. Jane lives in Toronto and encourages readers to visit her website, wherethestorytakesme.ca.

Click here to buy this book on the OGS eStore

Reminder for Toronto Branch Meeting

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Date: 27 May 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Topic:“Inheritance in Ontario: Estate Files and Beyond”

Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara

Brief Overview: This presentation will review how to find an estate file and how it can lead to other sources both inside and outside the court system.

Additional short presentation by Jean McNulty: “A Photographic Puzzle”.

Contact Info: www.torontofamilyhistory.org/

Notice for Toronto Branch Meeting

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Date: 27 May 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto

Topic:“Inheritance in Ontario: Estate Files and Beyond”

Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara

Brief Overview: This presentation will review how to find an estate file and how it can lead to other sources both inside and outside the court system.

Additional short presentation by Jean McNulty: “A Photographic Puzzle”.

Contact Info: www.torontofamilyhistory.org/

FYI: New OGS-Dundurn Publication now available on our e-Store

Friday, April 5th, 2013

 

Inheritance in Ontario

 

As part of the OGS and Dundurn Press joint publication project, the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the publication of Jane  E. MacNamara’s new book, Inheritance in Ontario.

Whether your ancestor left hundreds of acres of land, money, or a few modest belongings, the records created when those legacies were distributed can provide valuable clues to family connections, relationships, and just how your ancestors lived.  Inheritance in Ontario, will help you determine whether your relative’s will was proved in the Court of Probate, surrogate courts, or another court, and navigate the finding aids to locate surviving estate files and other complementary records at the Archive of Ontario, local courthouse or archives, or through familysearch.org. Not every Ontario estate was handled by a court however, and land records, newspapers, and manuscript collections can also help you discover “who got what.”

Jane E. MacNamara is a long-time member of the Ontario Genealogical Society.  She teaches and speaks about family history to groups throughout Ontario and is the organizer of Genealogy Summer Camp, a program attracting out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a week of hands-on research.  Jane lives in Toronto and encourages readers to visit her website, wherethestorytakesme.ca

Inheritance in Ontario is available for purchase on the  OGS e-store.

Upcoming Toronto Branch Course: Basic Genealogy and Family History

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Schedule: 8 sessions, Wednesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, from October 3 to November 21, 2012

Location: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, North York

Title of Course: “Basic Genealogy and Family History”

Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara

Overview: Designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills, this course will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, and record-keeping, to help you “think like a genealogist.”

Fee: $132 ($120 for OGS members)

Contact Info: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/index.html