Getting Started with Your Own Genealogical Research
A good place to start to learn about this hobby is:
Ontario Genealogical Society New to Genealogy
Other useful resources are:
The website for the archives is undergoing revisions on a regular basis so we recommend that you search its website for what you need. topics include:
|Prepare for Your Visit
|Major Genealogical Holdings
|Vital Statistics Bulletin
|Vital Statistics Name Indexes
|Family History Centres in Ontario
|Reference List of Researchers
Ontario Cemetery and Census information
- Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid ver. 5 and ver. 6
- Ontario Genealogical Society Cemetery Index
- Library and Archives Canada – Censuses Page
Birth, Marriage and Death Vital Statistics for Ontario
These are available on microfilm from the Archives of Ontario.
Some LDS Family History Centres (Mormon) also have these microfilms. Most are also found on the Ancestry.ca website.
Many books have been written on how to do you own research. These are usually available in your local library or may be purchased from a book store or Genealogical Society.
Two useful books are:
Genealogy In Ontario: Searching the Records, by Brenda Dougall Merriman, CGRS,CGL, Toronto, ON: Ontario Genealogical Society, fourth edition, 2008. These are available from the Ontario Genealogical Society
In Search of Your Canadian Roots, by Angus Baxter, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994.
Other useful web sites can be found at Cindi’s List a widely used index of genealogy websites.
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