Thursday, January 8, 2009

First Step To Breaking Down My HOWARD Brick Walls

A previous blog entry about the HOWARD family details some of my brick walls with this family. One avenue to pursue is the land record indexed below for William Howard of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada [previously known as Upper Canada]. The Howard family is chock full of brick walls.

Index To The Upper Canada Land Books
Volume 6
January 1827 To December 1832
Ontario Genealogical Society
Toronto Published 2002
Susan Smart, Editor

Surname Given Name Location Date Book Page Petition
Howard, William Grimsby 05 Jul 1832 P 232 H81

An explanation of Ontario Land Records can be found here. From what I can decipher, the petition contains the genealogical information. A research guide to Ontario land records from the Ontario Archives can be found here and here (Petitions here). The Family History Library Catalog has Grantors/Grantees on microfilm for the Niagara District (that I understand -- start there first?). Plenty of work left to do...

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