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Guide to Essex County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]


Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record[edit | edit source]

  • ServiceOntario, Birth Records is the only government-authorized source for obtaining birth certificates. Go to the section entitled "Order a Birth Search". This is the most economical, searches the widest time period, and allows searches for people not immediately related. A letter of information is provided rather than a certificate.
  • ServiceOntario, Marriage Records offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
  • ServiceOntario, Death Records offers a death search option and a historical certificate option. Also official death certificates are available to a wider range of relatives than birth and marriage certificates.

FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records[edit | edit source]

Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be available for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Essex County. You will see a list of available records for the county.
b. You will also see above the list the link Places within Canada, Ontario, Essex County. This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm.

Census Records[edit | edit source]


Year Census Links

1800-1842

Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

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1851

Canada Census, 1851

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1861

Census of Canada, 1861

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1871

Census of Canada, 1871

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
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1881

Census of Canada, 1881

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
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1891

Census of Canada, 1891

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
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1901

Census of Canada, 1901

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com $

1911

Census of Canada, 1911

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
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1921

Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation. They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult. For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy.

Online Church Records[edit | edit source]

These records are incomplete.

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Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

See, Ontario Cemeteries for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.

Online Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

Populated Places Table[edit | edit source]


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POPULATED PLACE

FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE

FHL  CATALOG

WIKIPEDIA

 Albuna       Link Link
Amherstburg        Link Link
Anderdon   Township   Link Link
 Belle River      Link Link
 Blythewood     Link Link
 Colchester North     Township  Link Link
 Colchester South   Township  Link Link
 Comber     Link Link
 Cottam       Link Link
 Emeryville       Link Link
 Essex         Link Link
 Ford City       Link Link
 Gosfield North       Township Link Link
 Gosfield South     Township  Link Link
 Gosfield   Township  Link Link 
 Harrow       Link Link
 Kingsville     Link Link
 LaSalle     Link Link
 Leamington     Link Link
 Maidstone       Link Link
 Maidstone     Township  Link Link
 Malden       Township  Link Link
 McGregor     Link Link
 Mersea     Township  Link Link
 North Ridge       Link Link
 Oldcastle       Link Link
 Olinda     Link Link
 Pelee Island       Link Link
 Pelee     Township Link Link
 Pointe-aux-Roches     Link   Link
 Pt. Au Pelee Island       Link Link
 Puce       Link Link
 River Canard       Link Link
 Rochester     Township Link Link
 Ruscorn Station     Link Link
 Ruthven     Link Link
 Sandwich     Link Link
 Sandwich East     Township  Link Link
 Sandwich South   Township  Link Link
 Sandwich West   Township  Link Link
 St.Clair Beach       Link Link
 St. Joachim     Link Link
 Staples        Link Link
 Stoney Point         Link Link
 Tecumseh       Link Link
 Tilbury North     Township  Link Link
 Tilbury West     Township Link Link
 Walkerville     Link Link
 Wheatley     Link Link
 Windsor     Link Link
 Woodslee     Link Link
 ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???       Link  

Websites[edit | edit source]

The Forebears website will give you an extensive list of websites that could have information for people who lived in this county. Some sites cover just the county, some cover all of Ontario, and some cover all of Canada. Some sites are databases of names and facts about people; other sites cover background information such as maps, history, geography, or genealogy strategies and methods for the region.