Tag Archives: Archives of Ontario

Ontario birth records for 1918 perhaps available in a few months

Last year, Ancestry added Ontario’s birth records for 1917 in July. So, when will we see birth records for 1918? Mike Moore posted on Ontario Ancestors’ Facebook group a reply he received from the Archives of Ontario to that question. … Continue reading

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Ontario removes fee for death records of children who attended Indian Residential Schools

The Government of Ontario is providing a streamlined process to reduce the burden for Indigenous communities, organizations, and family members trying to locate death records for children who attended Indian Residential Schools in Ontario. As part of this process, fees … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — February 24, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsIt Starts Here: Black Histories Research Guide at the Archives of Ontario by Melissa J. Nelson & Natasha Henry-Dixon on Active History. Digitize New York Is Growing on New York Genealogical … 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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Jane MacNamara provides step-by-step instructions to research York County, Ontario surrogate court records

If interested in learning more about Archives of Ontario’s wills and estate records on FamilySearch, Jane MacNamara last September posted a detailed, step-by-step tour of the York County (Toronto) surrogate court records on FamilySearch, including how to use the indexes. … Continue reading

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Big news from Archives of Ontario about online access to wills and estate files

There was a moment yesterday during Archivist Lindsey Winstone’s live virtual presentation to Ontario Ancestors’ Halton-Peel Branch when I wanted to click pause in order to explore the collection I’d just learned about. During Ms. Winstone’s presentation about what’s new … Continue reading

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New video series from Archives of Ontario — in English and en français

Ontario Ancestors shared the news in their eWeekly Update yesterday that the Archives of Ontario has launched the Unboxing the Archives video series for those curious to learn more about the provincial archives, family history in Ontario, or the online … Continue reading

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Archives of Ontario creates new research guide and updates look of other guides

The Archives of Ontario yesterday announced on social media it has created a new research guide to help people locate popular ethno-cultural records from its collections and it has begun updating the look of many of its other research guides. … Continue reading

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FamilySearch provides online access to popular Archives of Ontario microfilms

Yesterday, the Archives of Ontario shared on social media that FamilySearch is providing online access to popular microfilmed records from the provincial archives’ holdings. FamilySearch has digitized thousands of Archives of Ontario’s microfilm reels so that researchers can access these records free of charge … Continue reading

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Ontario immigration records added to Ancestry, and there’s a bonus for non-subscribers

Ancestry recently added the collection, Ontario, Canada Immigration Records 1865-1883, and there’s good news for non-subscribers. Ancestry subscribers can search within this collection. When they do a broad search of a surname, the results from this collection may appear. Broad … Continue reading

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