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.

See our FAQ section for answers to Genealogy research questions.

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 to the Ancestry Library Edition is now available from home for free with your Huron County Library card number and PIN. Available until June 30, 2021**

Local resources

The Huron County Archives & Reading Room

The Archives are located at the Huron County Museum and, while currently closed to in-person research, the collection can still be accessed by the public for research purposes through our new virtual research services.

Huron County Branch – Ontario Ancestors

Access this local chapter of Ontario Ancestors, formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society. Visit their site to learn more about upcoming events.

Research Request Form

Local history and genealogical materials at the Huron County Library are available to the public for research purposes. For assistance, fill out the online form and staff will respond as time and resources permit.

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.

Library & Archives 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.

Genealogy Links – Cemetery Records

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.

Huron County Cemetery Transcriptions

Huron County Cemeteries

Find the locations of Huron County Cemeteries.

Google Map of Huron County Cemeteries

Wingham Cemetery Index

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

Genealogy Links – General Sites

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 Ancestors (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.