Registration is now open for the first of our Genealogy Symposium Mini-Series, of guest speakers leading up to this fall’s official Norfolk County Genealogy Symposium.
TRACING 20TH-CENTURY ONTARIANS, with Janice Nickerson, U.E.
Since many public records from the 20th century are closed where do you start if your ancestor was born after 1921? Don’t despair, not all 20th Century records are closed. In fact, if you know where to look, you can learn a great deal about your recent ancestors and relatives. This talk will walk you step-by-step through the research process, introducing you to the records and strategies you need to peek behind the “closed” curtains of 20th Century Ontario. Using these tips, you’ll probably even learn something new about family members you thought you were done researching!
This lecture will walk you step-by-step through my research process, introducing you to the records and strategies you need to peek behind the “closed” curtains of 20th Century Ontario. Using these tips, you’ll probably even learn something new about family members you thought you were done researching!
Janice Nickerson, U.E., is a professional genealogist based in Toronto. In non-pandemic times, she spends much of her time in archives and libraries searching old manuscripts, registers, and copybooks for clues to her clients’ family histories.
Her expertise includes Upper Canadian history, criminal justice records, turning bare-b
ones genealogies into shareable family stories, and using genealogy gifts and games to create a legacy. In addition to helping her private clients discover the richness of their ancestral heritage, Janice does heir searching for provincial Public Trustees, writes and lectures on a variety of genealogical topics.
Her books, Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher’s Guide (2010), and York’s Sacrifice: Militia Casualties of the War of 1812 (2012) were both published by the joint imprint of the Ontario Genealogical Society and Dundurn Press.
Janice is a proud 8th-generation Canadian, with English, German, Irish, Welsh, and First Nations ancestry.