Genealogy Resources

1842 Huron District Assessment Roll

This transcribed and alphabetized version of the 1842 Huron District Assessment Rolls provides an electronic access to the earliest official population and land assessment record for this area. It has been designed to make finding information about Huron County’s rich history and past citizens easy and convenient for students, genealogists, and local history enthusiasts.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Access collections that include census information, immigration, travel records, birth, marriage and death certificates, and historical newspaper articles, all relating to your ancestry. Accessible from Library branches only.

**Access from home available with your Library card number and PIN and is available until the end of December, 2020**

Genealogy Links – Archives

The Archives of Ontario

Describes available services and collections at The Archives of Ontario, as well as online access to their Microfilm Interloan Catalogue.

National Archives of Canada

This site describes available Archives Collections and services including advice on “getting started.” Provides on-line access to the authorized electronic versions of the Index to the 1871 Census Returns of Ontario, the 1901 Census of Canada, and the Canadian Expeditionary Force of World War I Database, an index to those military personnel files held by the National Archives.

Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet

This site provides a comprehensive list of links to Canadian archives and associated resources on the Internet. These links to individual repositories, archival listservs, archival associations, and their related sites includes sections on national and regional/provincial sources, religious, University and International resources.

Resources for Genealogists (National Archives United States)

This site describes available Archive Collections, services, workshops and courses. Provides on-line access to microfilm catalogues related to subjects such as census records, plus immigrant and passenger arrivals.

The National Archives of Ireland

Provides information on the holdings of the National Archives of Ireland, including on-line articles and pointers to other places containing related material. Special features include a searchable listing of the Archives of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland containing an index of parish names, plus on-line access to the Transportation Records of convicts sent from Ireland to Australia between 1788 and 1868.

Genealogy Links – Cemetery Records

Cemetery Junction

Online resource containing over 38,300 listings of cemeteries in the United States, over 2,100 cemeteries in Canada and over 490 cemeteries in Australia.

Cemetery Records Online

Provides a searchable database of more than 3 million burial records and tombstone inscriptions for close to 7,000 cemeteries worldwide. While most of the records appear to be from the United States, you can browse listings, broken down by country, state and county or use this search engine.

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

This searchable database contains the surnames, cemetery name and locations of over 2 million interments from approximately 2000 distinct cemeteries, cairns, memorials and cenotaphs throughout Ontario. Links to other Canadian Genealogical sites including the British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid are included.

Wingham Cemetery Index

A searchable database of grave sites plus history of the cemetery of Wingham, Ontario.

Genealogy Links – General Sites

A genealogy search website that can help you with your family history search. Find birth, death, marriage, divorce, and vital records from the United States in one easy-to-use search interface. Discover new connections to your family tree with cemetery listings, obituaries, burial, military records and much more. To use resources a free 7-day trial is available, plus opportunity to purchase 3, 6 or 12-month memberships.

Canadian Genealogy Centre

Integrated access to services and tools for genealogical research available at the National Library and Archives of Canada. Includes online access to the national name index for the 1901 Census.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

One of the richest online resources for genealogy studies, this collection of more than 282,000 links is organized and cross-referenced in over 180 categories.

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ (aka Mormon or LDS) genealogical site has a search engine that looks through records of over 957 million names in its Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index (Britain, North America & Finland), and Family History Library Catalogue. The available SourceGuide leads to all the information you will ever need to conduct genealogical searches. The 1881 Canadian Census can be searched online from this source.

GENUKI: The UK and Ireland Genealogical Information Service

This “virtual reference library” of genealogical related information relevant to England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man includes instructions for researching UK and Irish genealogy from abroad. The world genealogy section also contains a vast number of pointers to information about genealogy, listings of newsgroups and bulletin boards, plus other genealogical services available globally.

Genealogy Links – Provincial Resources

Ontario Genealogical Society

Contains general information about the organization, its branches and publications; an events calendar; and links to an extensive listing of genealogical societies and resources for Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland, plus Europe and Australia. Includes an online guide, How to Start Your Family History.

Genealogy Links – Specific Interest

Virtual Reference Library Genealogy

Provides detailed access to Canadian genealogical information on the World Wide Web. Maintained by the Toronto Reference Library.

Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario

Provides access to an index of 770,000 names of the heads of households in the Province of Ontario, as they were recorded in April 1871, in the official enumeration of the population of Canada.