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Directories[edit | edit source]
Directories of heads of households can help in locating individuals in a certain place, especially when their names do not appear in the censuses. Many city and county directories from the 1840s to the present are available.
Online Directories[edit | edit source]
- 1819-1906 - Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906 ($) Select Ontario in right drop-down menu.
- 1910-1911 - Province of Ontario gazetteer and directory... : containing an alphabetically arranged list of post offices... a classified list of patrons -- 1910-11, ebook
- Ontario City & Farmers Directories
- 1857-1858 - The Canada directory for 1857-1858 : names of professional and business men, and of the principal inhabitants in the cities, towns and villages throughout the province ..
- Canadian Directories Collection
- Internet Archives, Directories of Toronto, ebooks, several years
- Digital Toronto City Directories
- Internet Archive Search: Directories Toronto
Archives of Ontario[edit | edit source]
The Archives holds a number of city and county directories on self-service microfilm. To search for these directories, click here to access our online library catalogue, BiBLION.
- Search the name of the county or city to find the appropriate reel number.
- For Toronto and London city directories, check Library finding aids L 15 Toronto City Directories on Microfilm and L 19 London, Ontario City Directories on Microfilm in BiBLION. The Toronto city directories are also available through microfilm interloan.
- The Archives also has copies of microfilmed Bell telephone books for Ontario for 1879-1979. There is a microfilm listing on the General Reference bookshelves of the Reading Room. The microfilm may also be available through other libraries.
- Microfilmed directories can be searched at the Archives of Ontario, requested in interlibrary loan for use in your local library, or you can hire a researcher from the provided list of individuals who are certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists or who are members of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
- Prepare for Your Visit to the Archives of Ontario.
- For information and request forms for interlibrary loans, see What is the Microfilm Interloan Service?
- Genealogical Researchers in Ontario