Sunday, January 13, 2008

February 5 Meeting - Whitby Land Records

Wanda Griffin, Deputy Land Registrar for the Land Records Office in Whitby, will explore the fully automated resources available. [905-665-4007 ext 211] wanda.griffin[AT]
View a few examples of old Whitby deeds at:
Nipissing University
e.g.; - a) Alexander Cameron's mortgage on December 7, 1847 established that fifty pound payments were to be made to Abner Nash. b) William Morcombe agreed to pay James Cameron two hundred and seventy-five dollars every October 1st for the use of certain premises near the baseline between Oshawa and Whitby. The document is dated December 2, 1876 .


Note: Fawne Stratford Devai and Ruth Burkholder (and husbands) have been highly active in finding safe homes for land records under a group called APOLROD.
Association for the Preservation ofOntario Land Registry Office Documents251 Second Street, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 1B9

January 8 Meeting - Exploring Irish Records

This will be a panel discussion consisting of three members who have been researching Ireland (both the north and south). Have your questions ready because they are willing to help if they can. Sample Link: Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations
Please, bring - empty computer printer cartridges (fundraiser for the Society), - and funeral cards for scanning at the meeting.