September 13, 2010

Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher's Guide

Dear Readers - The following is a notice from Janice Nickerson. I have not read her book so cannot comment on it but I am sure it is a very well researched read! Janice is a well-known researcher in Ontario (formerly Upper Canada)

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Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher's Guide, is now available.

Have you ever wondered about who kept the peace in Upper Canada? What happened if someone stole your ancestor's horse? Did your ancestors ever have to serve on a jury or testify against their neighbours in court? Did they work for the district government as a clerk, sheriff or jail keeper? Were your own ancestors ever drunk and disorderly, or worse?


Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher's Guide covers all these topics and more! You'll learn about the early Ontario justice system: the laws, the crime statistics, the court system and the punishments. You'll meet interesting characters - from Justices of the Peace to petty (and not so petty) criminals.And you'll learn about the records you can use to discover your own ancestor's stories.

Pick up a copy at your local bookstore, order direct through
the publishers, Dundurn Press and the Ontario Genealogical
Society, or contact Janice and she'll be happy to sell you a
personally signed copy.


Janice Nickerson
Upper Canada Genealogy
www.uppercanadagenealogy.com

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