Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

Resources Corner

A compendium of resources from our speakers pages . . . WIP – work in progress, check back often!

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Ontario Ancestors Special Interest Groups Resources by County

Have you exhausted all avenues of research of the commercial databases?
Feel like you’re missing out on the ‘local’ data?

Why not look in to the Special Interest Groups Indexes? These are fabulous little nuggets of transcribed data specific to the counties which are a part of the Ontario Ancestors family of 34 SIGs and Branches.

Many many volunteers have spent hours transcribing, creating and double checking this data. What a great effort by genealogists who are as passionate as you are about accurate information. They deserve a round of applause!

The Indexes covered on the link above : OGS Society, Brant Branch, Bruce & Grey Branch, Elgin Branch, Essex Branch, Haldimand-Norfolk Virtual Branch, Halton Peel Branch, Hamilton Branch, Huron Branch, Kawartha Branch, Kent Branch, Lambton Branch, London & Middlesex Branch, Niagara Peninsula Branch, Ottawa Branch, Oxford County Branch, Quinte Branch, Simcoe County Branch, Sudbury District Branch, Thunder Bay Branch, Toronto Branch, Waterloo Region Branch, Wellington Branch, York Region Branch. Note: Some of these will be free to access while others will need a membership to access, these are marked with an ‘M’.


Canadian Resources

Dave Obee – CanGenealogy – Your guide to Canada’s best family history resources

Jane MacNamara – Name lists & finding aids ; Ontario Research

Janice Nickerson – Upper Canada Genealogy – Resources

John D Reid – Links page

Ken McKinlay – Links of Interest

Penny Allen – Canadian Genealogy by Province


Ontario Resources

CyndisList – Ontario – https://www.cyndislist.com/canada/provinces/on/

Family Search Wiki – https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Ontario,_Canada_Genealogy

Library and Archives Canada – https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/places/Pages/ontario.aspx

OnLand – What is onLand? OnLand Records Portal (catalogue)

Ontario Archives – http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx

Finding Your Ancestors in Ontario – https://ukcdngenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/finding-your-ancestors-in-ontario.html


Print Resources for Ontario Genealogy

Books you need to do genealogy in Ontario : an annotated bibliography by Ryan Taylor

District Marriage Registers and District Vital Records Upper Canada / Canada West (Ontario) 1786-1870
https://globalgenealogy.com/countries/canada/ontario/general/resources/258-main.htm

Genealogy in Ontario : Searching the Records by Brenda Dougall Merriman

United Empire Loyalists : book: Ontarian families : genealogies of United Empire loyalist and other pioneer families of Upper Canada by Edward Marion Chadwick

More titles available on the BIBLiON Archives of Ontario Library Online Catalogue