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 contact  

The Durham County Genealogy and History Facebook Group

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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Search the Ontario Genealogy Website

Durham County Pioneer Land Settlement Database

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

Ontario Land Registry Records Research Thousands of your ancestors and where they lived (including Durham County) in Ontario

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 

1921 Canada Census Explanation and Information

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


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Ontario Canada Historical Map Site New December 2018

Ontario Place Locator - 19th Century Ontario Town and Village Locations and Inhabitants

Upper Canada (Ontario) Ancestor and Family History Records Site 

Upper Canada (Ontario) Pioneer Settler Land Locations, Census Records and Property Descriptions 

Historical Visits to Ontario Villages and Towns  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.

Ontario Images of the Past Thousands of Images of City, Town, Village and Country Life

Ontario Land Registry Records Research Thousands of your ancestors and where they lived in Ontario 

Upper Canada (Ontario) Newspaper Notices Database 

Ontario (Upper Canada) History and Pioneer Family Research 

Queen's Own Rifles - Old Photos of Members

Upper Canada District Maps (Circa 1800)

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 Anglican, Roman Catholic and Church of Scotland Marriages indexed 

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

Eastern Upper Canada Burial Database 

Upper Canada (Western Ontario) Marriage Database

Upper Canada (Western Ontario) Baptism Database  

Upper Canada (Western Ontario) 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

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 500000 Genealogy Records Indexed

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