Four weeks ago, I explained about my son’s rebellious ancestors for the 1837 Rebellion Society heritage certificate offered by the Ontario Genealogical Society (Toronto, ON). The week before that detailed my Upper Canada ancestors for the Upper Canada Society heritage certificate that OGS offers.
This time around I will detail another OGS certificate, which is perhaps the easiest one out of all of them: the Centenary certificate, which is issued to any person who can prove they are descended from a line that resided in Ontario for one hundred years or more.
This certificate is issued at three levels: BRONZE (for 100-149 years), SILVER (for 150-199 years), and GOLD (in excess of 200 years). As my ancestors go back 179 years, I was presented a SILVER certificate.
The only proof required for this certificate is to supply copies of your earliest ancestors’ land records, along with your application.
GENERATION 1: Me
GENERATION 2: Mum (& Dad; son/o John HALLIWELL & Emily Elizabeth MOREAU)
GENERATION 3: James Henry ATKINSON (& Grace Ethel HEMMINGWAY; dau/o Hamer HEMINGWAY & Esther Ann NEEDHAM)
GENERATION 4: James Walker (J.W.) ATKINSON (& Eva Clarke WILSON; dau/o Henry Orr WILSON & Isabella CLARKE)
GENERATION 5: Thomas ATKINSON II (& Sarah Ann CAWARD)
GENERATION 6: Thomas ATKINSON (& Bethia KIDD; dau/o Richard KIDD & Jane SOLTON)
GENERATION 7: John ATKINSON (& Elizabeth HODGSON; dau/o Robert HODGSON & Ann ROBINSON)