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UPPER CANADA Mailing List
Welcome to the web page for the UPPER-CANADA mailing list! If your ancestors settled in what is now Ontario before 1867 then this list is for you.
Prior to December 26, 1791 present day Ontario was known as the Western part of the Montreal District of the Colony of Quebec. In 1791 the colony of Quebec was divided into the two provinces of Upper and Lower Canada. Upper Canada (now Ontario) was all that land lying west of the Ottawa River, while Lower Canada (now Quebec) was all the land lying east.
In 1842 Upper and Lower Canada united to form the Province of Canada. Upper Canada (present-day Ontario) became known as Canada West while Lower Canada (present day Quebec) became known as Canada East. In 1867 Upper Canada, or Canada West was given the name of the province of Ontario. It was one of four original provinces at the time of Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867.
The UPPER CANADA Mail List concerns itself with settlement before 1867. Suitable topics include genealogy and history of the times.
If you have questions please contact the listowner, Lorine McGinnis Schulze
The rootsweb archives can be accessed by clicking on http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl?list=upper-canada Once there, enter a keyword such as a surname, subject or place, to show all messages prevously posted on that topic.
For threaded and dated archive of postings click on http://archiver.rootsweb.com/UPPER-CANADA-L/
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There is no formal NOMAIL mode. All you have to do is follow the directions above and unsubscribe when you want the messages to stop, and then when you want them to start again, simply subscribe again.
Posting Messages to the List
If you'd like to post a message so everyone on the mailing list receives it, just send it to UPPER-CANADA-L@rootsweb.com. It will then be sent on to everyone in both mail and digest mode.
Tips for using a Mail List
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INAPPROPRIATE OR INFLAMMATORY POSTS
The list guidelines are few. They don't require much from each subscriber other than common courtesy and common sense.
Those who choose to ignore guidelines will be encouraged (privately) to participate on the list in a positive way --- and within the guidelines. That will be Warning # 1
Warning # 2 (if required) results in a 2 week suspension.
Suspended subscribers are *always* welcome back provided they can follow the guidelines.
Permanent suspension occurs after 2 warnings. Warnings #1 and #2 may be skipped and a permanent suspension enforced
Anyone fowarding email from a suspended subscriber may be removed from the list without warning.
If a suspended subscriber attempts to post to the list under a false email or asks another person to forward a message from them, they will not be welcome on the Upper Canada list.
Good luck in your quest, and have fun on the list!
OK, Where's the Genealogy??
You can begin your search of ancestors in Upper Canada (Ontario) before 1867 at The Olive Tree's Ontario Resources Page
Disclaimer: Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information on The Olive Tree Genealogy pages, all transcriptions are subject to human error, and researchers should always check the original source of any list.
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