Ontario, Canada Genealogists

Our Ontario genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Ontario, including:

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Naturalization papers for Upper Canada (Ontario) 1828-1850, 35,000 Canadian periodicals, millions of books, 21.3 million photographs since 1850s, government records, world's largest collection of Canadian sheet music, Canadian Postal Archives, extensive newspaper collection, 1 million Canadian portraits since 1689
  • Toronto Reference Library
    Contains 1.5 million volumes (monographs and bound periodicals), 2.5 million other materials (films, tapes, microforms, maps), 475 (linear) metres of manuscripts
  • D. B. Weldon Library, University of Western Ontario
    Contains 8 million items in print and on microfilm, making it the fourth-largest academic library in Canada
  • Archives of Ontario in Toronto
    Second largest record repository in Canada. Contains both government records as well as private records. Vital records include:
    • Births: 1869-1917
    • Marriages: [ca. 1801]-1932 (Note: There are gaps in pre-1869)
    • Deaths: 1869-1942

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Ontario include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1801
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1869 to the present
  • National census records were recorded starting in 1851
  • Provincial censuses were recorded are available from as early as 1796
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept at the district or county level since 1793
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records beginning in 1784
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records since 1828, oaths and petitions since 1817
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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