Durham County History and Genealogy

"The history of a county or of a township, if properly investigated, disinters the most important facts with regard to the general state and condition of society, giving facts instead of theories, figures instead of surmises." Sir Francis Palgrave


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Welcome to the Durham County Genealogy and History Site.

This site represents an ongoing effort to collect information related to the genealogy and history of Durham County, Ontario. If you have information or material to add or share, please contact

I have included a link for researchers to subscribe to the Durham County Genealogy and History mailing list, which will serve subscribers who have an Genealogical or Historical interests in Durham County.

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Durham County : Census Records

Ontario Genealogy Historical Newspaper Collection Historical Newspaper Files from Durham County

Durham County : Cemeteries

Bible Christian Church History

Pioneer Days in Port Hope

Early Settlement of Port Hope and Hope Township

Maps of Durham County and Region

Durham County : Settlement History and Pioneer Settlers

Durham County : Local History Sources, Books, Records

1871 Online Census, Search Durham County

Durham County OLD BOYS

1857 and 1869 Settlements in Durham, Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, Hastings Counties

Central Ontario Roads 1914

Submitted Family Genealogies of Durham County

Durham and Northumberland County Archival Material at Trent University


Ontario Genealogy Wedding and Marriage Newspaper Notices

Ontario Genealogy Obituary and Funeral Newspaper Notices

Ontario Genealogy Family Tribute and Presentation Newspaper Notices

Ontario Genealogy Wedding Anniversary Newspaper Notices

Ontario Genealogy Family Reunion Newspaper Notices


1857 Newspapers in Upper Canada, including Durham County

Upper Canada (Ontario) Newspaper Notices Database Created March 13, 2011


Historical Visits to Ontario Towns and Villages in the 19th Century Created February 2014


1921 Canada Census Explanation and Information


Ontario Images of the Past Created September 19, 2013


  Upper Canada and Ontario CRIMINAL Database - Includes Newcastle District Jail Register 

Can't find an ancestor? Read the queries of other researchers and post your own. In order to conserve space, as well as visitor time, I am asking that only those with demonstrated locations within DURHAM County, use this resource. New Queries, which should include a MINIMUM of at least Surname, Location, and Approximate Date should be posted to:

 New Durham County Query Page - Add Your Family Here


1865-66 Durham County Directory   Names and locations of your ancestors   *Database Subscription Required

1892 Durham County Directory   Names and locations of your ancestors   *Database Subscription Required

Durham County 1881 Historical Atlas Maps   High quality maps showing property locations of your ancestors   *Database Subscription Required

Ontario Images of the Past  Thousands of images of the places and activities that were part of your ancestors daily life   *Database Subscription Required

Durham County Database Files Featuring thousands of Births, Deaths, Marriages, Wills and Newspaper Records of your ancestors


Upper Canada (Ontario) Newspaper Notices Database Created March 13, 2011

Ontario (Upper Canada) History and Pioneer Family Research Created April 1, 2011


  Central Upper Canada (Ontario) Marriage Database 22650 Marriage Records Indexed 

  Central Upper Canada Baptism Database 25000 Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Church of Scotland Marriages indexed

Upper Canada (Central Ontario) Burial Database 4500 Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Church of Scotland Burials indexed


  Eastern Upper Canada Marriage Database 1200 Anglican, Roman Catholic and Church of Scotland Marriages indexed

  Eastern Upper Canada Baptism Database 3000 Anglican, Roman Catholic and Church of Scotland Baptisms indexed

  Eastern Upper Canada Burial Database


Upper Canada Land Petitions 51000 Records Indexed

  Upper Canada Land Leases and Miscellaneous Petitions 10000 Records Indexed 

Upper Canada (Ontario) Sundries Database 


  Upper Canada (Ontario) Toronto Insane Asylum Database

  Upper Canada (Ontario) Kingston Insane Asylum Database

  Upper Canada (Ontario) London Insane Asylum Database 

  Upper Canada (Ontario) Malden Insane Asylum Database


  Ontario Genealogy Historical Newspaper Collection  Historical Newspaper Files from various regions of Ontario 

NEWSPAPER Genealogical and Historical Records - Thousands of entries


  Ontario (Upper Canada) Map Collection  Great site for locating your ancestors in Ontario

Ontario Genealogy Postcard Site - Great old-time landscape views


Newcastle District CRIMINAL Database

Upper Canada and Ontario CRIMINAL Database **Coming soon, on-line fall 2010


Ontario Genealogy Database Index Site 400 000 Genealogy Records Indexed


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