Sunday, February 18, 2007

Records found at

I signed up Thursday for three free days using - for Canadian records. Due to the family obligations on Friday and Saturday, I could only use it on Thursday. That didn't stop me from finding:

1) Kemp and Sovereen/Sovereign data (and images) in the 1851, 1901 and 1911 census records.

2) Kemp and Sovereen/Sovereign data in the Ontario birth (1869-1932), Marriage (1857-1922) and death (1869-1932) indexes. The death indexes had images of the actual registration pages.

3) Seaver data in the Ontario Marriage (1857-1922) and Death (1869-1932) indexes.

Unfortunately, the Ontario death indexes are somewhat incomplete (unless I didn't find the right surname spelling) - I had death dates for several Kemp and sovereen people that I did not find. The indexes permit wild card searches, which really helped with the Sovereen/eign name.

Entries in the death index usually provide age, death date, location, parents names, and marital status. The marriage index usually includes names, ages, birthplace (usually state or province only), marriage date and location, and parents names (including mother's maiden name).

Unfortunately, I did not have time to discover my elusive Loyalist William Hutchinson's family in the available New Brunswick or Ontario records.

All in all, a good three hours of work to obtain records I had not accessed previously.

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