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Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada provides genealogists and social historians with context and tools to understand the criminal justice system and locate sources on criminal activity and its consequences for the Upper Canada period (17911841) of Ontarios history.


Illustrative examples further aid researchers in this era of the provinces past, which is notoriously difficult to investigate due to paucity of records and indexes. An ...

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

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Overview

Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada provides genealogists and social historians with context and tools to understand the criminal justice system and locate sources on criminal activity and its consequences for the Upper Canada period (17911841) of Ontarios history.


Illustrative examples further aid researchers in this era of the provinces past, which is notoriously difficult to investigate due to paucity of records and indexes. An entertaining, educational read, the book features chapters with detailed inventories of available records in federal, provincial, and local repositories; published transcripts and indexes; online transcripts and indices; and suggestions for additional reading.


Also included are engravings (jails and courthouses, public hangings, judges), maps (showing the boundaries of districts), charts (for statistics such as frequencies of different kinds of offences), and document examples (court minutes, jail registers, newspaper reports, et cetera), while case studies demonstrate the use and relevance of various records.

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Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher's Guide (Genealogist's Reference Shelf) is a must-have for any serious genealogist or anyone struggling to find an ancestor in early Ontario.
Olive Tree Genealogy
Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada: A Researcher's Guide (Genealogist's Reference Shelf) is a must-have for any serious genealogist or anyone struggling to find an ancestor in early Ontario.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770704619
  • Publisher: ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
  • Publication date: 9/20/2010
  • Series: Genealogist's Reference Shelf , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Janice Nickerson is a professional genealogist who specializes in Upper Canadian history and turning bare-bones genealogies into full-fledged family histories. She provided behind-the-scenes research for the CBC Television program Who Do You Think You Are? and is a regular contributor to Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and Your Family Tree magazines. She lives in Toronto.

Janice Nickerson provided behind-the-scenes research for the CBC Television program Who Do You Think You Are?, published the books Women and Property in a Nineteenth-Century Ontario County and Ethnic Identity Among the Nineteenth-Century Descendants of Hudson's Bay Company Fur Traders, and has authored three how-to guides and numerous articles on genealogical subjects. She lives in Toronto.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Abbreviations Used 11

Chapter 1 The Context 13

Chapter 2 Law Enforcement and Investigation 31

Chapter 3 Adjudication 48

Chapter 4 Sentencing and Punishment 87

Chapter 5 Public Opinion: Popular Response and Resistance 116

Chapter 6 Justice Personnel 129

Chapter 7 What Changed After 1841? 175

Chapter 8 Research Advice and Records by District 180

Appendix: Monarchs, Court Terms, and Currency 201

Glossary 203

Reading List/Bibliography 205

Notes 211

Index 233

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