Northumberland 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 Northumberland County Genealogy and History Site.

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

The Northumberland County Genealogy and History Facebook Group

The Brighton Township Genealogy and History Facebook Group

Search the Ontario Genealogy Website

Northumberland County Pioneer Land Settlement Database 

Ontario Genealogy Historical Newspaper Collection Historical Newspaper Files from Northumberland County

Local Municipalities Northumberland County

Northumberland County : Census Records

Northumberland County : Cemeteries

Maps of Northumberland County and Region

Bible Christian Church History

Settlement History and Pioneer Settlers

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

Cobourg Presbyterian Church History

Cobourg Theatre 1833

Upper Canada (Ontario) Newspaper Notices Database 

Upper Canada and Ontario CRIMINAL Database - Includes Cobourg Jail Register

Northumberland County Historical Photographs Email me if you have pictures/postcards/links to contribute

Captain Cassan's History of Early Settlement

Pioneer Families See who has been found

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

Submitted Family Genealogies of Northumberland County

Durham and Northumberland County Archival Material at Trent University

1857 Newspapers in Upper Canada, including Northumberland County

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 NORTHUMBERLAND County, use this resource. New Queries, which should include a MINIMUM of at least Surname, Location, and Approximate Date should be posted to:

NEW NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY QUERY PAGE

Query Archives Board

Designed and contributed by Catherine Callaghan. Unfortunately, most of the email addresses in this Archive are no longer valid, but is definitely worthwhile for those researchers that can locate similar family lines and know that they are 'not alone' in their search. Hopefully, the visitors that who have contributed to this Archived query board in the past, will UPDATE their queries on the new ROOTSWEB query link above

1921 Canada Census Explanation and Information

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

1895 Northumberland County Directory   Names and locations of your ancestors   *Database Subscription Required

Northumberland 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

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


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Search the Ontario (Upper Canada) Genealogy Website - Make sure to use all known variations of a family name in your search!


Upper Canada Ontario Surrogate Court Estate Files and Will Database New March 2019

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 Genealogy 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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Northumberland County Genealogy and History

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Peterborough County History and Genealogy

Newcastle District (Upper Canada) History and Genealogy

Ontario County History and Genealogy

Upper Canada History and Genealogy

Echoes of the Past - Ontario Genealogy Home


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