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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 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,

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