Database Updates

Database Updates

TONI, The Ontario Name Index, is an OGS name-based index to Ontario records. There are currently more than 5.2 million name references in TONI.

TONI seeks out sources that are unlikely to be indexed by anyone else.  As a result, we often have contracts with other Ontario Heritage Organizations.  Here are three of them.

The Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives holds 78 large books of municipal records from Arnprior and McNab Township.  These include BMDs, bylaws, assessment rolls, and collector rolls from 1880 to 1925.  OGS scanned all the books, volunteers at the Archives are indexing them, and this material, index and original documents, is going into TONI.  So far there are over 25,000 entries in TONI and nearly 9,000 pdf files.

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry hold a massive collection of early (pre-1849) documents from the Eastern District.  OGS scanned them all, indexed them, and the index and original documents are now online, nearly 7,400 entries in TONI and 877 documents.

The Millbrook Cavan Historical Society was given 774 issues of the Millbrook newspaper, from 1920 to 1962.  OGS scanned them and put them online.  The Historical Society is indexing them with the index going into TONI.

The index to the documents in TONI has not yet been upgraded following the introduction of the new OGS website in November, and as a consequence the newspapers and Eastern District documents cannot be accessed at this time. This upgrade is being scheduled.

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