Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

June 25 – 11:00 AM – Stream B – Why Did Our Ancestors move between Canada and USA?

Summary 

People have always migrated; some reasons push them and some pull them. What are the issues that caused the migration? How did they travel?  

Outline 

Finding the exact reason is elusive. We hit the jackpot when our ancestors left a diary or there was a detailed newspaper account. For the rest we are left to view records and gain an understanding of historic factors in place at that time. We then have to theorize what drove them to move. 

We will look at reasons and factors that led to migration as well as historic enablers that allowed it. Through a series of 11 case studies we will look at what records and genealogical practices helped us find the information needed to build their stories. 
We will look at the differences between Canadian and US policies and practices over time.  

Gordon L. McBean – – follow this link to listen to a video interview with Gordon and learn more about his research.

Gordon L. McBean