TONI Hits Seven Million Names
Mike More, TONI Coordinator
TONI, The Ontario Name Index, has just broken the seven million name mark with the addition of the almost 2,300 name index from “Calling all Condons” by Audrey Condon Delaney and Judy Potter Baird (Ontario Ancestors Provincial Library Call No. 929.2 Condon -D 1983). The same upload included eleven other family histories held by the Society, as well as cemeteries indexes from Frontenac and Oxford Counties.
A subsequent upload included over 140,000 names from The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project, Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University. Read more about this resource further down in the newsletter.
TONI now includes a million names from 970 family histories in Ontario Ancestors’ collection at the Toronto Reference Library. As well, there are:
- 232,000 names from London obituaries
- 1.1 million names from the Ontario cemeteries in Canadian Headstones
- another 1.7 million names from 2,800 Ontario cemeteries
- 622,000 names from LAC’s Canadian Expeditionary Force database, and
- millions of names from the Branches/SIGS of Ontario Ancestors and other Ontario heritage organizations such as the Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogy Group, the Arnprior & McNabb/Braeside Archives and the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society.
TONI was launched in 2011 as a 50th Anniversary project for Ontario Ancestors, and has steadily grown since. We still have hundreds of family histories as well as countless other records to index. Click here to check TONI out. If you would like to help with these indexing projects, please contact TONI Coordinator Mike More.