Thursday, 18 July 2019

Ontario Civil Registration

A reminder, you don't need an Ancestry subscription to research some Ontario civil BMD registrations.

FamilySearch has
Ontario Births, 1869-1912 with 2,081,426 records
Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 with 1,382,652 records
Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 with 2,050,112 records

There's also free access to associated images.

Some later Ontario BMD records can be accessed through Ancestry, including the Library edition for free at many public libraries and other institutions, which now hosts births to 1913 births, marriages to 1937 marriages and deaths to 1947.

If you want to research beyond these official records check out the Ontario section at 320 Birth, Marriage, and Death Record Collection Links from Canada on The Ancestor Hunt.

1 comment:

Shirley M said...

If using the Public Library for searching, a few good hints: 1. take along a USB thumb drive and save the Scanned documents much easier and cheaper than printing. 2. At the time of saving, Name them well, so you know who and where and what (this is for you and your citations) 3. Journal your search, try to keep track of what data base you looked at and the years and so on, this helps keep track of where you have been and help you decided where your next search could be, and data for further research such as the index number ( secondary source) and FHC codes so that you can then look for the full document ( primary source).