Upper Canada (Ontario) Land Registry Records Research


LAND REGISTRY records document the ownership of a property after it was granted or sold by the Crown, or in some cases land companies, to an individual.

LAND REGISTRY records include an index/dates of transactions such as mortgages, sales, bankruptcies, liens, land transfers, quit claims and wills. Individual 'instruments' may be available/ordered from the index for an individual property, ie instrument #5640 above, the will of John Cunningham registered 1863. These instruments will give all legal details of the transaction. Some of the most valuable documents that may be located in the land registry records are copies of your ancestor's wills - tens of thousands of these wills were deposited in the Upper Canada/Ontario deed books and are largely undocumented in any sort of indexes. In many cases your research may have given you the name of one of your ancestors, and you need to confirm a husband or wife's name. Early deeds often included the name of a wife (or other family member) as a second party (usually shown as 'et al'on the registry) to a particular transaction, and are invaluable for filling in blanks in your family tree.

Land registry records will give you a very good idea of the date of your ancestor's arrival and departure from a certain area, although I would caution that in many cases the land owner had been leasing or 'squatting' on land for many years prior to actually getting legal ownership. John Cunningham above is actually found in 1839 Ops assessments living at this location, with no patent until 1848. The Cunningham families actually was arrived in Ops 1825 and received these lands as Peter Robinson settlers' free grants. In other cases you may have identified your ancestor as being located on a certain property, but the land registry records will show that the land-owner was actually an in-law or some other relation that provided your ancestor with a place to live.

The farm in the Ops township illustrative land registry record above eventually became the property of my great-grandfather, and was described as one of the finest in Ops Township when he sold it in 1894.

Keep in mind that there is a very good chance with many of these properties that they have been in the same family since the original clearing of the land by a previous generation or generations in most cases. Lands in eastern and southwest Ontario were among the earliest granted and settled in the province, with many of the best farms remaining in the family through the 19th century, true century farms.

Of course there are many of the original pioneers of Ontario that will not show up in these later directories. I also have indexed settler locations for most of the counties of Ontario that begin with the first property records in the late 1790's and early 1800's. Many of the original pioneer families had left Upper Canada by the mid 1800's. My personal research databases have located many of these early Ontario pioneers. Email me at michael@ontariogenealogy.com for further information on having searches done for your early 19th century ancestor land and property records.

See the bottom of this page for links to examples of various types of land and property documents.

Those researchers interested in using my very fast and convenient research services to obtain complete land registry records, may e-mail research enquiries to

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The townships are listed in alphabetical order.

Adelaide Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Adjala Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Admaston Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Adolphustown Township, Lennox County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Albemarle Township Map

Albemarle Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Albion Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Aldborough Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Alfred Township, Prescott County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Algona North Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Algona South Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Alice Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Alnwick Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Amabel Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Amaranth Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Ameliasburgh Township, Prince Edward County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Amherst Island Township, Lennox County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Ancaster Township, Wentworth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Anderdon Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Anglesea Township, Addington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Anson Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Anstruther Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Arran Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Artemesia Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Arthur Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Ashfield Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Asphodel Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Athol Township Map

Athol Township, Prince Edward County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Augusta Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Bagot Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Barrie Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Barton Township Map

Barton Township, Wentworth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Bastard and South Burgess Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Bathurst Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Bayham Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Beckwith Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Bedford Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Belmont Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Bentinck Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Bertie Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Beverley Township, Wentworth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Bexley Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Biddulph Township Map

Biddulph Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Binbrook Township, Wentworth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Blandford Township, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Blanshard Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Blenheim Township North, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Blenheim Township South, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Blithfield Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Bosquanet Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Brampton, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Brant Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Brantford Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Brighton Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Brock Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Bromley Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Brooke Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Brougham Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Bruce Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Brudenell Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Buchanan Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Burford Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Burgess North Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Burleigh Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Burns Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Burton Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Caistor Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Caledon Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Caledonia Township, Prescott County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Cambridge Township, Russell County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Camden East Township, Lennox County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Campbellford, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Camden and Gore Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Canboro Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Carden Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Cardiff Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Carlow Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Carradoc Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Carrick Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Cartwright Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Cavan Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Cavendish Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Cayuga Township (North), Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Cayuga Township (South), Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Chandos Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Charlottenburgh Township, Glengarry County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Chatham Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Chinguacousy Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Clara Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Clarence Township Map

Clarence Township, Russell County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Clarendon Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Clarke Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Clinton Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Clyde Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Colborne Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Colchester Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Collingwood Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Cornwall Township, Stormont County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Cramahe Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Crosby North Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Crosby South Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Crowland Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Culross Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Cumberland Township, Russell County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Dalhousie Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Dalton Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Darling Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Darlington Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Dawn Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Delaware Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Derby Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Dereham Township Map

Dereham Township, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Digby Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Dorchester Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Dorchester South Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Douro Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Dover Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Downie-Gore Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Downie Township (Gore), Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Drummond Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Dudley Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Dumfries North Township, Waterloo County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Dumfries South Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Dummer Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Dunn Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Dungannon Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Dunwich Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Dysart Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Easthope North Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Easthope South Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

East Nissouri Township, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

East Wawanosh Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

East Williams Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Edwardsburgh Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Egremont Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Ekfrid Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Elderslie Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Eldon Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Elizabethtown Township Map

Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Ellice Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Elma Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Elmsley North Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Elmsley South Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Elzevir Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Emily Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Enniskillen Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Ennismore Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Eramosa Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Erin Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Ernesttown Township, Lennox County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Escott and Yonge Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Esquesing Township, Halton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Essa Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Etobicoke Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Euphemia Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Euphrasia Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Eyre Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Farraday Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Fenelon Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Finch Township, Stormont County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Fitzroy Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Flamboro East Township, Wentworth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Flamboro West Township, Wentworth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Flos Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Fredericksburgh North Township, Lennox County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Fredericksburgh South Township, Lennox County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Fullarton Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Galway Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Garafraxa Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Georgina Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Glamorgan Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Glanford Township, Wentworth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Glenelg Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Gloucester Township Map

Gloucester Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Goderich Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Goulbourne Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Gower North Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Gower South Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Grantham Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Grattan Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Greenock Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Grey Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Griffith Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Grimsby Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Guelph Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Guilford Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Gwillimbury East Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Gwillimbury North Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Gwillimbury WestTownship, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Gosfield Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Hagarty Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Haldimand Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Hallowell Township, Prince Edward County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Hamilton Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Harburn Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Harcourt Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Harvey Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Harwich Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Havelock Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Hawkesbury East Township Map

Hawkesbury East Township, Prescott County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Hawkesbury West Township, Prescott County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Hay Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Head Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Hibbert Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Hillier Township, Prince Edward County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Hinchinbrooke Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Hindon Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Holland Township Map

Holland Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Hope Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Horton Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Houghton Township, Norfolk County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Howard Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Howick Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Hullett Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Humberstone Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Hungerford Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Hungerford Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Hungerford Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1879, Part 1

Hungerford Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1879, Part 2

Huron Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Huntingdon Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Huntley Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Innisfil Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Jones Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Kaladar Township, Addington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Kennebec Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Kenyon Township, Glengarry County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Keppel Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Kincardine Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Kingston Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

King Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Kinloss Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Kitley Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Lake Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Lanark Township Map

Lanark Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Lancaster Township, Glengarry County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Lansdowne and Leeds Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Lavant Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Lawrence Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Laxton Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Leeds and Lansdowne Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

Limerick Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Livingstone Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Lobo Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Lochiel Township, Glengarry County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Logan Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

London Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Longueuil Township, Prescott County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Loughborough Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Louth Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Luther Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Lutterworth Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Lyndock Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Madoc Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Maidstone Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Malahide Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Malden Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Manvers Township, Durham County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

March Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Mara and Rama Townships, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Maria Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Mariposa Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Markham Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Marlborough Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Marmora Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Maryborough Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Marysburgh North Township, Prince Edward County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Marysburgh South Township, Prince Edward County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Matawachan Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Matchedash-Orillia Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Matilda Township, Dundas County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

McClintock Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

McGillivray Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

McKillop Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

McNab Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Medonte Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Melancthon Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Mersea Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Metcalfe Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Middleton Township, Norfolk County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Minden Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Minto Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Monaghan North Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Monaghan South Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Monmouth Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Mono Township, Dufferin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Montague Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Moore Township Map

Moore Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Mornington Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Morris Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Morrison Township, Muskoka District Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Mosa Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Moulton and Sherbrooke Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Mountain Township, Dundas County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Mulmur Township, Dufferin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Murray Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Muskoka Township, Muskoka District Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Nassagaweya Township, Halton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Nelson Township, Halton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Nepean Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Niagara Township, Lincoln County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Nichol Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Nightingale Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Nissouri East Township, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Nissouri West Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Normanby Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

North Algona Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

North Burgess Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

North Crosby Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

North Dumfries Township, Waterloo County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

North Easthope Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

North Elmsley Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

North Gower Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

North Gwillimbury Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

North Monaghan Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

North Sherbrooke Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Norwich Township North, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Norwich Township South, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Nottawasga Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Oakland Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Olden Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Oneida Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Onondaga Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Ops Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Orford Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Orillia-Matchedash Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Oro Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Osgoode Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Oshawa, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Osnabruck Township, Stormont County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Oso Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Osprey Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Otonabee Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Oxford Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Oxford Township East, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Oxford Township North, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Oxford Township West, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Pakenham Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Palmerston Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Peel Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Pelham Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Pembroke Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Percy Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Petewawa Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Pickering Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Pilkington Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Pittsburgh Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Plantagenet Township North, Prescott County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Plantagenet Township South, Prescott County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Plympton Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Portland Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Proton Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Puslinch Township, Wellington County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Radcliffe Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Raglan Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Rainham Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Raleigh Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Rama and Mara Townships, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Ramsay Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Rawdon Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Rawdon Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Reach Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Richards Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Richmond Township Map

Richmond Township, Lennox County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Rochester Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Rolph Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Romney Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Ross Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Roxborough Township, Stormont County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Russell Township, Russell County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Saltfleet Township, Wentworth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Sandwich East Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Sandwich West Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Sarawak Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Sarnia Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Saugeen Township, Bruce County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Scarborough Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Scott Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Sebasapol Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Seneca Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Seymour Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

Sheffield Township, Lennox County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Sherbourne Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Sherbrooke North Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Sherbrooke South Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Sherwood Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Sidney Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Sidney Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Smith Township, Peterborough County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

Snowdon Township Map

Snowdon Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Sombra Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Somerville Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Sophiasburgh North Township, Prince Edward County Pioneer Settlers circa 1892

South Algona Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

South Burgess and Bastard Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

South Crosby Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

South Dumfries Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

South Easthope Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

South Elmsley Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

South Gower Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

South Monaghan Township, Northumberland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1870

South Sherbrooke Township, Lanark County Pioneer Settlers circa 1884

Southwold Township Map

Southwold Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Stafford Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Stamford Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Stanhope Township, Haliburton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Stanley Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Stephen Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Storrington Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

St.Vincent Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Sullivan Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Sunnidale Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Sydenham Township, Grey County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Tay Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Tecumseth Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Thorah Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Thorold Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Thurlow Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Thurlow Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Tilbury Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Tilbury West Township, Essex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Tiny Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Torbolton Township, Carleton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Toronto Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Toronto Gore Township, Peel County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Tossontorio Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Townshend Township, Norfolk County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Trafalgar Township, Halton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Tuckersmith Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Tudor Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Turnberry Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Tuscarora Township Map

Tuscarora Township, Brant County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 1

Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868 Part 2

Usborne Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Uxbridge Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Vaughan Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Verulam Township, Victoria County Pioneer Settlers circa 1893

Vespra Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Wainfleet Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Wallace Township, Perth County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Walpole Township, Haldimand County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Walsingham Township, Norfolk County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Warwick Township, Lambton County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Waterloo Township Map

Waterloo Township, Waterloo County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Wawanosh East Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

Wellesley Township, Waterloo County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

West Gwillimbury Township, Simcoe County Pioneer Settlers circa 1866

Westmeath Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Westminster Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

West Wawanosh Township, Huron County Pioneer Settlers circa 1869

West Williams Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Whitby Township, Ontario County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Whitchurch Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Wilberforce Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Williams East Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Williams West Township, Middlesex County Pioneer Settlers circa 1875

Williamsburgh Township, Dundas County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Willoughby Township, Welland County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Wilmot Township, Waterloo County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Winchester Township, Dundas County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Windham Township, Norfolk County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Wolfe Island Township, Frontenac County Pioneer Settlers circa 1865

Wolford Township, Grenville County Pioneer Settlers circa 1885

Woodhouse Township Map

Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Woolaston Township, Hastings County Pioneer Settlers circa 1868

Woolwich Township, Waterloo County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Wylie Township, Renfrew County Pioneer Settlers circa 1888

Yarmouth Township, Elgin County Pioneer Settlers circa 1872

Yonge and Escott Township, Leeds County Pioneer Settlers circa 1897

York Township, York County Pioneer Settlers circa 1851

Zone Township, Kent County Pioneer Settlers circa 1864

Zorra Township East, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867

Zorra Township West, Oxford County Pioneer Settlers circa 1867


Click here to view a page from a typical land registry record

Click here to view a page from a typical land registry record

Click here to view an instrument from a typical land registry record


A few notes on the early districts in Upper Canada.

The Districts of Upper Canada

or see the maps at

Upper Canada District Maps


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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


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

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  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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