Public Recordings

If your ancestors came to Upper Canada (now Ontario) in the late eighteenth century or in the first half of the nineteenth century, there is a good chance they received or bought land from the Crown. In this webinar, learn how they did it, what records exist to document it, and how to find these records in the Archives of Ontario’s collections. You’ll be surprised to discover what information may exist, even if your ancestors were unsuccessful in obtaining land from the Crown!

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Serge Paquet

Serge Paquet is a Reference Archivist at the Archives of Ontario.  Since 1990, Serge areas of responsibility at the Archives have included vital statistics, newspapers education records and land records.  Serge’s past presentations to Ontario  Ancestors include pre-1869 birth, marriage and death records, Crown land records, records of the Canada Company, and private records from the War of 1812.