Ontario Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Probate, Land and Court   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help  




Project 9: Canada—Ontario

Explore research in Ontario.


QUIKLinks:   FamilySearch   Ancestry   Findmypast   MyHeritage  |   FS Wiki   Kindred Trails   GenealogyLinks  

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Goal 1: Learn about Ontario research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Ontario ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Ontario.
    FS Wiki:—Ontario—Finding Your Ancestors
  2. Explore resources for Ontario research on Ancestry.
    AC—Ontario Resources
  3. Use the Ontario Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—Ontario Record Selection Table





Goal 2: Learn about Ontario archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ontario archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Ontario archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ontario Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore additional links for Ontario archives and Ontario libraries.


B. Learn about Ontario city directories.

  1. Learn about Ontario city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ontario Directories


Goal 3: Learn about Ontario vital and census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ontario vital and birth records.

  1. Learn about Ontario vital records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Ontario Vital Records
  2. Search for vital records on the Ontario Government Archives site.
  3. Explore additional links for Ontario birth, marriage, and death records.
  4. Get help with adoption topics on the Ontario Government site.
  5. Learn about adoption records on the OriginsCanada site.

B. Explore Ontario death records.

  1. Explore death record resources on the Death Indexes site.
  2. Explore Ontario obituaries on the In Memoriam site.

C. Explore Ontario census records.

  1. Get an overview of Ontario censuses in this article.
    FS—Ontario Census
  2. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Ontario state and county census records.
  3. Explore additional links for Ontario census records.


Goal 4: Learn about Ontario church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ontario church records.

  1. Get an overview of Ontario church records in this article.
    FS—Ontario Church Records
  2. Explore additional links for Ontario church records.

B. Explore Ontario cemetery records.

  1. Explore Ontario cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Ontario Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Ontario cemetery records.
  3. Browse the I Dream of Genealogy site for Ontario cemetery records.
  4. Explore additional links for Ontario cemetery records.
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Ontario emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ontario emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Ontario emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ontario Emigration and Immigration


Goal 6: Learn about Ontario probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ontario probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Ontario probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ontario Probate Records
  2. Learn about Ontario land and property records.
    FS—Ontario Land and property Records
  3. Explore additional links for Ontario land records.


Goal 7: Learn about Ontario maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Ontario maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Ontario maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Ontario (search for Ontario on the page).
  3. Explore historical Ontario maps on the Historic Map Works site. Select North America, Canada, and Ontario in the drop-down menus.







Goal 8: Learn about Ontario newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ontario newspapers.

  1. Learn about Ontario newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ontario Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Ontario newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Ontario Newspapers—6:12

B. Explore Ontario newspapers.

  1. Search Ontario newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Ontario newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Ontario newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  4. Explore Ontario newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 9: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Ontario research.

  1. Explore links on the CanGenealogy site.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 10: Search records from Ontario.


Choices:

A. Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) to quickly search record collections and website links for Ontario.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  2. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Findmypast.
  4. Explore additional record collections in MyHeritage.


Goal 11: Get help with your Ontario research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Ontario Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Ontario Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  3. Find additional Facebook pages for Ontario genealogy on the Genealogy on Facebook site.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Ontario research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Ontario research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Ontario research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Ontario research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Ontario genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Ontario in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ontario Societies
  2. Explore Ontario genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.