Family History Resources



The Ontario Genealogical Society prides itself on its services to its members and to the public. The Society offers guidance for your own research as well as information about the resources we have to offer for those doing genealogical research.

Ontario Cemetery Index

This a directory to cemeteries in Ontario and may be used to locate cemetery transcriptions in pamphlet, book or micro-form format. Transcriptions do not exist for all cemeteries; however volunteers have endeavored to identify all existing, non-existent and abandoned cemeteries
Research LinksThese links may help start your research for your ancestors of various backgrounds
The Archives of OntarioThe Archives of Ontario is a must visit for Ontario research. Look at these research guides before you go
Branch & SIG Indexes & DatabasesThe Society has 34 Branches and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) across the province of Ontario. Visit our Branch/SIG websites to learn more about their specific areas, interests, projects and resources. Below is a combined listing of various indexes and databases from across our Society. Some materials are freely available while others are restricted to members of the Society and the particular Branch/SIG
Digital Collections & Library CatalogueAll library materials including family histories, cemeteries and family charts can be assessed from the online catalogue
The Society LibrariesThe Society and many of its Branches have collections of quality resources which support the mission and objectives of the Ontario Genealogical Society
Ontario Birth, Marriage & Death RecordsA backgrounder on the availability of and restrictions upon Ontario civil registration records for births, marriages and deaths
New to Genealogy?A backgrounder for those seeking an introduction to genealogy
How to Research & Write Your Family HistoryA primer on writing your family history, and resources to help you
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