Public Recordings

This webinar will show you how to find pre-1976 wills and estate files in court records that are held at the Archives of Ontario. These records can hold a great deal of information about genealogical ties and assets (such as land!) that may have been passed on to heirs and possibly to your ancestors. In cases where a will does not exist, alternative records to search for more information will be indicated. This webinar will be suitable for researchers just starting to explore  their family history in Ontario, or for those who are more advanced in their research.

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Lindsey Winstone

Lindsey Winstone is a Reference Archivist at the Archives of Ontario and assists researchers to find records in the reading room and from a distance. Lindsey holds a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto, which fostered her interest in archives and archival research. Lindsey has organized many family history research days at the Archives of Ontario, has attended family history fairs at different libraries across Ontario, and has provided webinars on family history topics.