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Province of Ontario - Counties (and Districts).
These Ontario Research Links are organized by County (or in the case of Northern Ontario by District)

Province of Ontario - Province Wide and Province of Ontario - Miscellaneous are groups of links which cover a broader scope than a County.


Province of Ontario - Counties (and Districts)

Algoma District
Algoma District Wills - Land Records Office and Surrogate Court
Algoma GenWeb
Algoma links

Brant County
(1852-)
split into the single-tier 'county' of Brant and the city of Brantford
Brant County, Ontario Canada Biographical Sketches
A Glimpse of the Past, Brant County

Bruce County
(1867-)
The history of the County of Bruce and of the minor municipalities therein, province of Ontario

Carleton County
(1800-)
became the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, now the City of Ottawa, a single-tier municipality

Dufferin County
(1881-)

Dundas County (1792-1850)
merged with Stormont (1792-1850) and Glengarry (1792-1850) Counties to form Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties

Durham County (1792-1974) portions merged with Ontario County to form Durham Regional

Elgin County (1851-)
was part of Middlesex County from 1837 to 1851. Prior to that, Elgin was part of the London District. In 1851 legislation was passed to separate Middlesex and Elgin Counties.
Elgin County Public Library - Local History and Genealogy - Surrogate Court Records
Elgin County, Ontario Newspaper Birth Marriages and Deaths

Essex County (1792-)
Essex and Kent County Transcripts
Frontenac County (1792-)
was abolished and replaced with the Frontenac Management Unit. Informally, the area is still known as Frontenac County, even though it isn't officially one.

Grey County (1852-)
Ontario GenWeb Grey County

Haldimand County
(1800-1974; 2001--)
was merged into the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk for many years, but this was divided again with some minor adjustments to the old lines in 2001; it is now a single-tier municipality, not an official county

Haliburton County (1874-)

Halton County (1816-1973)
became Halton Regional Municipality
Cemeteries of Halton County, Ontario, Canada - Cemetery Records - Genealogy - Genology
Halinet - Halton Information Network members
E Flamborough Twp
Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society Home Page
The Cork House - About the house

Hastings County (1792-)

Huron County (1849-)

Kent County (1792-1998) became the single-tier Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Genealogical Resources - Chatham Public Library - 16 April 1998

Lambton County (1852-)

Lanark County (1851-)

Leeds County (1792-1850)
merged with Grenville County (1792-1850) to form Leeds and Grenville United Counties

Lennox County (1792-1864)
merged with Addington County (1792-1864) to form Lennox and Addington County

Lincoln County (1792-1970)
merged with Welland County to form Niagara Regional Municipality
Cemetery Records for Welland and Lincoln Counties
Grimsby Baptisms and Marriages
The Grimsby Historical Society
Search Local History

Middlesex County
In 1851 legislation was passed to separate Middlesex and Elgin Counties.

Glencoe & District Historical Society Among the primary objectives of the society are the promotion of local history, genealogy, and the preservation of historical documents.

Norfolk County
(1792-1974)
was merged into the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk for many years, but this was divided again with some minor adjustments to the old lines in 2001; it is now a single-tier municipality, not an official county

Northumberland County
(1772-)

Ontario County
originally existed from 1792 to 1800, and was split with the eastern portion joining Frontenac County and the western portion joining Addington County. The second existed from 1852 to 1974, and merged with portions of Durham County to form Durham Regional Municipality. A small portion became part of Simcoe County.

Oxford County
(1850 -)
Cemeteries in the County of Oxford
Oxford Co Land Patents
Oxford County Library - Ingersoll Ontario
Oxford County Library - Ingersoll

Peel County (1851-1973) became Peel Regional Municipality
ONTPEEL
Peel County
Peel Links
Region of Peel - Region of Peel Archives

Perth County (1850-)

Peterborough County (1850-)
Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives

Prescott County
(1800-1820)
merged with Russell County (1800-1820) to form Prescott and Russell United Counties

Prince Edward County
(1792-)
has retained its name, but is now a single-tier municipality, not an official county

Renfrew County
(1851-)

Simcoe County (1843-)

Suffolk County (1792-1800)
formed in 1792 with Ontario County, in 1800 it was split into the Counties of Kent and Middlesex. During its short existence it was made up of Delaware Township, Westminster Township, most of North Dorchester Township and the rest Indian land.

Victoria County
(1821-2001)
became the City of Kawartha Lakes, a single-tier municipality

Waterloo County
(1853-1973)
became Waterloo Regional Municipality in 1973

Welland County
(1851-1970)
merged with Lincoln County to form Niagara Regional Municipality
The Welland Public Library Local History Site
Niagara Falls - Digital Collections
Niagara Falls tombstone search

Wellington County
(1840-)
Erin Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Records
Wellington County Methodists 1825-1925
Wellington County Museum and Archives
Wellington County residents in 1867.
Wellington County, Ontario GenWeb Project

Wentworth County
(1816-1970)
became Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Municipality, now the City of Hamilton, a single-tier municipality.
Wentworth County Genealogy Source Page
White Brick Cemetery - Ancaster Township, Wentworth County, Ontario
Saltfleet
Ancaster's Heritage Table of Contents
Saltfleet Township
Mt. Albion Cemetery - B Surnames

York County
(1792-1971)
saw Metropolitan Toronto (now the City of Toronto) separate from it in 1953, and the remainder became York Regional Municipality in 1971
page 3 of Gore District

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Province of Ontario - Province Wide

 

Birth, Marriages, Deaths (BMD)
Ontario Marriage Reg'n (M. Crandall's site)
Ontario marriages by county
Ontario marriages
Upper and Lower Canada Marriage Bonds
Vital Records and Census Information for the United States and World (birth records, death records
OGSPI Obituaries Menu
Ontario Birth Registrations
ontarioobits.com
The Ontario Vital Statistics Project
Early Ontario Records.
MediaTributes
News and Noteworthy

Maps and Places

Map of Ontario
Ontario Locator
Places in Canada

Census

Automated Genealogy 1901 Census Transcription Project
Ontario Census Records
Ontario GenWeb Census
st joe census
OGSPI Hypertext Library

Cemetaries

Northeastern Ontario Canada Gravemarkers Album
Northern Ontario Canada Gravemarkers Album
Search CemIndex

Newspapers

OurOntario.ca Community Newspapers Collection
Contributors: Grey Highlands Public Library, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, The Old Time Corner, The University of Windsor

 
Ontario Archives

Archives of Ontario Microfilm InterLoan Catalog - 1997.

Ontario Mailing Lists

Ontario Roots - Home Page
OntarioGenWeb County and District GenWebs
Canadian Genealogy Links & Chat Genealogy in Canada
Ontario Land Records

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Georgetown Land Record Index - Information taken from the first two volumes of the "Abstract Index to Deeds" for Georgetown, Ontario.

Elgin County Township Land Papers - A miscellaneous collection of documents relating to early transactions and correspondence to the lots of land in each township.

Ministry of Natural Resources: Crown Land Patent Records - What you need to know.

Simcoe’s Gentry: Toronto’s Park Lots - “The story of Toronto’s Park Lots—and Simcoe’s Gentry—begins in 1793, when the area along the Lake Ontario shoreline, just west of the Don River, was surveyed as the Town of York—the new capital of Upper Canada.”

 

 

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Province of Ontario - Miscellaneous

Overview of ARCHEION
Bill Martin's Supplementary Genealogy Website Main Index.
Bill Martins' Genealogy Page - Main Menu
Canada - Ontario
Granny's Genealogy Garden No.2
Hugh Wallis's Genealogical Web Sites
Internet Library Ontario
Legion magazine
Ontario Genealogy Resource
ONTARIO HERITAGE CONNECTION
Ontario History Quest - Digital Collections
ONTARIO LINKS
Ontario records
Our Roots - Nos Racines Home
Peel - Local History Databases
Ron Cox Rootsweb
Site Map - Bill Martin's Genealogy Page(s).
Surnames of Ontario
The OLIVE TREE Genealogy Homepage_ Ontario Resources
The Register of Rev. Ralph Leeming.
WarMuseum.ca - Democracy at War Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War

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