A 19th Century Ontario Enigma – A Case Study

Janice Nickerson
Jun 17, 2022
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Speaker's Introduction
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Census Records
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News Reports
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Published Research
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William White Family
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About this webinar

This is a case study based on five years worth of research into the family of Lorenzo White of Pickering, Ontario. Janice will walk the audience step by step through a very difficult research project that ultimately revealed both a fascinating story and important lessons learned. Audience members will learn about a wide range of Ontario records and strategies for overcoming seemingly impossible research roadblocks.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Professional genealogist Janice Nickerson loves a good challenge whether it’s identifying elusive ancestors, tracking disappearing descendants or telling richer family stories. In addition to helping her private clients discover the richness of th
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  1. NT
    Nancy Tengler
    2 years ago

    Loved it. Thank you!

  2. BC
    Barbara Campbell
    2 years ago

    Janice is a great speaker – what a tour-de-force to unravel that genealogical mystery and summarize it in a succinct & engaging presentation!

  3. RD
    Rosalyn Dowling
    2 years ago

    Terrific case study! Thank you!

  4. TS
    Traci S. Kape Thysell-McPherson
    2 years ago

    Thank you, Janice for this thoroughly interesting webinar. Filled with insight, possible steps to take & suggestion as to morals of the story.

  5. SW
    Sheila Wilson
    2 years ago

    I have some Whites in Ontario that I will be digging into soon, so I was grateful for the information. Who knows if it will link up somewhere down the road. I was most interested in the various avenues searched to locate this elusive family. Thank you for the wonderful presentation!

  6. NT
    Norm Talbot
    2 years ago

    Janice is one of our best researchers and she gladly shares her ground-breaking techniques with us! Proud to be a Canadian!

  7. KG
    Kathie Grover-Miller
    2 years ago

    I agree with the rest of the audience. Great detective work!! Very interesting story!! Thank you so much!

  8. JB
    Judy beaulieu
    2 years ago

    Very very interesting. Gives the rest of us still stuck on a ancestor hope to keep pursuing. May get a break thru.


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