Ontario Genealogy - Visits to Ontario Towns, Villages, Backcountry and Frontier in the 19th Century


        


Take a trip back in time to the late 19th century and explore the towns and villages where your ancestors lived, loved, laboured, laughed and played. Included are excursions to the backcountry, vacation spots and frontier areas of the province. Detailed descriptions of the history, geography, scenery, daily activities of inhabitants and sketches of the business men who were responsible for the growth, success and transition of pioneer Ontario settlements into prosperous villages and towns. The illustrated historical sketches add an incredible assortment of detailed images of individuals and businesses...perhaps you will get lucky and locate a sketch and biography of one of your family members.

James Stevenson (above) was my ggrandfathers first cousin...after spending their childhood in Fermanagh, the families came to Port Hope, then north to the Peterborough area, where James Stevenson seems to have been some sort of political superman, a long-time mayor of Peterborough and Federal Member of Parliament at the same time for two terms...in the year 2000 the Peterborough Examiner named James Stevenson (dead for 86 yrs.) as the Man of the Century in Peterborough...unfortunately it seems that the 'mold' for politicians of his caliber has long been broken...

These records are another added feature that subscribers to the Ontario Genealogy sites enjoy, along with historical images of Ontario villages and towns, Ontario County Atlas maps of townships and towns, historical county directories detailing the locations of your ancestors, additional selected colourful historical newspaper sketches, as well as hundreds of thousands of genealogical records that have been privately indexed.


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Updated May 20, 2014

A Visit to Algoma in the 19th Century

An Expedition to Algoma, Port Arthur and Fort William in the 19th Century

A Visit to Algonquin Park in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Alliston in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Almonte in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Arnprior in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Aurora in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Aylmer in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Ayr in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Barrie in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Beaverton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Beeton in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Belleville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Berlin (Kitchener) in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Blenheim in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Bobcaygeon in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Bowmanville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Bracebridge in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Bradford in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Brampton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Brighton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Brockville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Brussels in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Burk's Falls in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Burlington in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Byng Inlet in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Campbellford in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Cargill in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Carleton Place in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Chesley in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Clarksburg in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Clinton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Cobourg in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Colborne in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Collingwood in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Cornwall in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Deseronto in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Dovercourt, Toronto in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Dresden in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Drumbo in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Dundas in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Dunnville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Durham in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Villages of East Toronto Junction and Rosedale in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Fenelon Falls in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Forest in the 19th Century

A Visit to Fort Frances in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Galt in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Gananoque in the 19th Century

A Visit to Sweet Georgian Bay in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Georgetown in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Glencoe in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Goderich in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Gore Bay in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Gravenhurst, Muskoka in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Villages of Hagersville, Jarvis and Cayuga in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Hanover in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Hastings in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Hepworth in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Hespeler in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Huntsville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Ingersoll in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Iroquois in the 19th Century

An Expedition to Killarney in the 19th Century (Including canoe trip from George Lake to Baie Fienn)

A Visit to the Town of Kincardine in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Kingsville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Lakefield in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Leamington in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Lindsay (Part 1) in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Lindsay (Part 2) in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Listowel in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Little Current in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Madoc in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Magnetawan in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Manitowaning in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Meaford in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Merrickville in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Merritton in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Milton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Milton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Mimico in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Mitchell in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Morrisburg in the 19th Century

A Visit to Muskoka in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Muskoka Mills in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Norfolk in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of North Bay in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Norwich in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Norwood in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Orangeville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Orillia in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Orono in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Oshawa in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Owen Sound in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Owen Sound in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Paisley in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Paris in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Parkdale, Toronto in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Parry Sound in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Pembroke in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Penetanguishene in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Perth in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Petrolia in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Picton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Plattsville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Port Hope in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Port Perry in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Prescott in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Preston in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Renfrew in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Richmond Hill in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Rideau Lakes, Westport, Portland, Newboro in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Ridgetown in the 19th Century

A Visit to the City of Sault Ste. Marie in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Seaforth in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Shelburne in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Smith's Falls in the 19th Century

A Visit to Spadina Avenue, Toronto in the 19th Century

A Visit to Spadina Avenue (Part2), Toronto in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Stayner in the 19th Century

A Visit to the City of St.Catharines in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Stirling in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Stratford in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Streetsville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Sturgeon Falls in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Thamesville in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Thornbury in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Thornhill in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Thorold in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Tilbury in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Tilsonburg in the 19th Century

A Visit to Toronto, East of the Don River in the 19th Century

A Visit to Toronto, East of the Don River (Part2) in the 19th Century

A Visit to Toronto, East Village, in the 19th Century

A Visit to Toronto, East Village (Part 2), in the 19th Century

A Visit to Toronto, Moore Park, in the 19th Century

A Visit to Toronto, North End, in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Tottenham in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Trenton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Tweed in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Uxbridge in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Wallaceburg in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Waterford in the 19th Century

Illustrated History of the Town of Waterloo in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Watford in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Welland in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Weston in the 19th Century

A Visit to West Toronto Junction in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Wiarton in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Whitby in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Winchester in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Woodbridge in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Town of Woodstock in the 19th Century

A Visit to the Village of Woodville in the 19th Century

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