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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This site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without my written consent.

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 County Genealogy and History Facebook Group

The Peterborough Town Genealogy and History Facebook Group

The Apsley Genealogy and History 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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