Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - Check Out Ontario Records on FamilySearch

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Look for Ontario ancestral records in the FamilySearch Record Collections.

There are 8 collections for Ontario records in the FamilySearch Record Collections (put "Ontario" in the search box in the upper left-hand corner at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list).

The available collections  include:

*  Ontario Births, 1869-1912 (1,678,809 indexed records)

*  Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899 (454,979 indexed records)*

*  Ontario Census, 1861 (1,709,804 indexed records)

*  Ontario Deaths, 1869 -1930 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 (2,050,112 indexed records)

*  Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 (782,731 indexed records)

*  Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910 (28,441 indexed records)*

*  Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923 (browse images only, no index)

*  Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935 (57,610 indexed and imaged entries)

The two collections marked with an asterisk (*) are from the LDS International Genealogical index.  

Some of these collections are incomplete and will be added to as digitized records become available.

I have found that the Births, Marriages and Death records are very useful as finding aids for the actual records which are on FHL microfilm and, in some cases, are available on Ancestry.com (with a Canada or a World subscription).  For instance, here is a Birth Record for Alfred Francis Kemp (brother to my great-grandmother) from  Ontario Births, 1869-1912:

The record above provides an FHL microfilm number (US/CAN 1,545,399) for the actual record.

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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Jackie Corrigan said...

Glad to see you mention this collection Randy. When I found the Catholic church records last spring I was able to discover a whole new hidden line for my husband. The only clue we had to his grandmother's parents were the names William and Mary Carpenter. By browsing (yes, it took a long time) I found his grandmother's baptism record, an actual photo of the records, not an index, and thus found her mother's maiden name, Davidson. Which of course led to finding her parents and siblings, etc.