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Ontario, Canada Genealogy

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Ontario Research Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Ontario Background
Ethnicity
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Guide to Ontario ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about a province of central-east Canada, formerly known as Upper Canada and Canada West. For other uses, see Ontario (disambiguation).

Ontario Information[edit | edit source]

Ontario is a province in the East central region of Canada. It was formerly known as Upper Canada or Canada West.

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Ontario Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ontario research.

Ontario Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ontario research.

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Ontario Map[edit | edit source]

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Historical Counties and Districts[edit | edit source]

Current Ontario Counties, Districts, and Municipalities shows the most recent government divisions at the county or equivalent level.

Extinct Counties and Districts:  Addington County · Bothwell District · Brant County · Cardwell District · Carleton County · Dufferin County · Dundas County · Durham County · Frontenac County · Glengarry County · Grenville County · Haldimand County · Halton County · Kent County · Leeds County · Lennox County · Lincoln County · Monck District · Niagara District · Norfolk County · Ontario County · Patricia County · Peel County · Prescott County · Prince Edward County · Russell County · Stormont County · Sudbury Regional Municipality · Suffolk County · Victoria County · Welland County · Waterloo County · Wentworth County · York County

Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Ottawa River · St. Lawrence River · Lake Champlain · Lake Erie · Lake Huron · Lake Ontario · Lake Superior · Addinton Road · Bobcageon Road · Halifax Road or Grand Communication Route · Hastings Road · King's Road · Monck Road · Nipissing Road · Opeongo Line · Provincial Road · Talbot Trail · Chambly Canal · Erie Canal · Soo Locks · Canadian Pacific Railway

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.