Peterborough 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 Peterborough County Genealogy and History Site.

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

The Peterborough Memories Facebook Group

The Peterborough Town Memories Facebook Group

The Apsley Memories Facebook Group

Peterborough County Pioneer Land Settlement Database

Peterborough County Maps ~ 1890

Peterborough Town Newspaper Files

Peterborough County Newspaper Files

Upper Canada and Ontario CRIMINAL Database Includes Inmates from Peterborough County

Early History of Douro Township

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

Early History of Dummer Township

Charles Rubidge Biography

Reminiscences of Early Settlement - Mark Spenceley

Pioneers of Ennismore Township

Irish Emigrants in Peterborough - 1825 - 1826

A Visit to the Chemong Lake Indians - 1831

Otonabee Township 1820 - Richard Birdsall Report

Visit to Otonabee District - 1833

Letter re Emigrants at Peterborough - 1831

Otonabee Township - Early Settlement

Belmont Township - Early Settlement

Kosh lake - History

Reminiscences of Olden Days - Andrew Fairbairn

Letter re Upkeep of Old Methodist Cemetery - Peterborough

Old Methodist Cemetery History - Peterborough

Dinner with the Peterborough Regiment - 1833

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

Peterborough County Query Page

1921 Canada Census Explanation and Information

Upper Canada (Ontario) Newspaper Notices Database 

Peterborough County Atlas 1875  Settlement maps of Peterborough County townships with pioneer family names  *Database Subscription Required

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

1870-71 Peterborough County Directory Names and locations of your ancestors   *Database Subscription Required

1883 Peterborough County Directory Names and 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

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


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Historical Tales From the Archives - A Selection of Stories, Recollections, Reminiscences and Travel Experiences in Times Gone By  New Site 2021

20th Century Ontario Genealogy Newspaper Notices Index New March 2020

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) 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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Echoes of the Past - Ontario Genealogy Home


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