Category Archives: Ontario

Ontario marriage records for 1940 now on Ancestry

Let the wedding bells ring! Ancestry has added 247,918  Ontario marriage registrations for 1940 to its collection, Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1940. These records are from the Archives of Ontario. If you subscribe to Ancestry.ca, Ancestry’s World Explorer or the All … Continue reading

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New book on bastardy affidavits in eastern Ontario

The Archives of Ontario yesterday shared the news on social media that genealogist and author Linda Corupe has published a new book, called Really and Truly the Father: Bastardy Affidavits from Eastern District (1837-1849), United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & … Continue reading

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Toronto city directories available again after October’s cyber attack

If you’ve recently attempted to research the Toronto city directories, 1833-2001, through the links on the Toronto Public Library’s website, you’ll be aware that these directories, which are rich in information, haven’t been available on he site due to a … Continue reading

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Ontario death records for 1949 now available on Ancestry

Ancestry has added Ontario death records for 1949, updating its collection, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1949. This database holds more than two million death registrations from 1869 to 1948. It also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas … Continue reading

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Toronto Public Library’s Digital Archive hits new milestone

The public now has access to 180,000 digitized items on the Toronto Public Library’s Digital Archive — all for free. This is especially good news for genealogists researching their ancestors who lived in Toronto, especially those who need photos to … Continue reading

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Creator of Postcards of Cornwall Ontario website to be inducted in local hall of fame

Lily Worrall, genealogist and creator of the Postcards of Cornwall Ontario website, will be among 11 people inducted into the Cornwall and Area Arts Hall of Fame on October 23. Her website uses old postcards to highlight the history of … Continue reading

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Ancestry updates Ontario birth and marriage records

Ancestry yesterday added Ontario marriage registrations for 1939 to its collection now called, Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1939. Last week, Ancestry updated its Ontario births collection by adding records for 1917. Will death registrations for 1949 be next? The Ontario, Canada, … Continue reading

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Historic probate records for Ontario’s Norfolk County now available online for home viewing

There’s good news for family historians who have the will (pardon the pun) to research their relatives who lived in Norfolk County in southwestern Ontario. Jane MacNamara yesterday tweeted that Family Search and the Archives of Ontario have unlocked probate … Continue reading

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More(!) Toronto city directories digitized — 1970 to 2001

Woo hoo! That’s what some family historians are shouting after learning the Toronto Public Library and Internet Archives have digitized the remainder of the Toronto city directories, adding the years 1970 to 2001 to the already extensive collection. Now, with … Continue reading

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Toronto Archives adds an additional 18,000 digitized images to its online database

City of Toronto Archives earlier this month uploaded 17,984 new images to their database. If you haven’t checked out the collection, now may be the time to do so. One of the new online collections is Fonds 620 of photographer … Continue reading

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