Ontario County Genealogy and History

"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 Ontario County Genealogy and History Site.

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


Ontario County Genealogy and History Links

Ontario County Maps ~ 1890

Reach Township - Early History

Scugog - Early History

Murder at Washburn Island


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 (Ontario) Newspaper Notices Database Created March 13, 2011

  Upper Canada and Ontario CRIMINAL Database - Includes Whitby Jail Register 

Ontario County Newspaper Files Featuring Illustrated History of Oshawa and Port Perry


Ontario County 1837 Directory Names and locations of your ancestors   *Database Subscription Required

Ontario County 1846-47 Directory Names and locations of your ancestors   *Database Subscription Required

Ontario County 1876 Directory Names and locations of your ancestors   *Database Subscription Required

Ontario 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


Upper Canada (Ontario) Newspaper Notices Database Created December, 2011


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

Queen's Own Rifles - Old Photos of Members Created April 8, 2011

Upper Canada District Maps (Circa 1800) Created April 26, 2011

Upper Canada (Ontario) History Books On-Line Index

Ontario County Directories Victoria, Haliburton, Hastings, Peterborough, Durham, Northumberland, Muskoka, and Old Ontario County


  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

  Upper Canada (Ontario) Hamilton Insane Asylum Database **Coming Soon - January 2012**


  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


  Upper Canada and Ontario CRIMINAL Database 


Ontario Genealogy Database Index Site 400 000 Genealogy Records Indexed


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