June Webinar – Jenna Lemay
Topic: Researching Indigenous Ancestors in Northern Ontario
This presentation will cover aspects of researching Indigenous people in Northern Ontario, as it presents unique challenges. I will cover researching online using Ancestry and FamilySearch, using Library and Archives Canada to access Government records, and taking advantage of local archives and local historians. Some challenges include the lack of indexing in the censuses for Northern communities; the shifting of regional names, boundaries, community locations, and community names; lack of birth, marriage, and death records; and difficulties in determining what Residential School, if any, an ancestor may have attended.