Saturday, July 14, 2012

OntarioGenWeb Updates

Courtesy of Ronald J. Reid, BMD newspaper notices from the Essex Free Press, Essex Record & British Whig have been added to our Archives

Glengarry County
Latest updates

Russell County
Since the last report, the web site had 137 visitors [38446]. During the calendar month of June, the web site was viewed 172 times. One new query was posted on line [1150] and two Stormont county queries were answered by e-mail.

Simcoe County
Updated all query boards

Stormont County
Added more obituaries

Wentworth County
Links Updated

York County
Working on including short biographies of the pioneer residents of York County

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Oxford County Ontario Cemeteries

Dave Cooper maintains the Oxford County Genweb page. One section of this genealogy site took me 10 years to amass, the Oxford County Ontario Cemeteries Webpage at

This cemetery webpage consists of more than 100,000 headstone photographs, maps and information of all 102 cemeteries found in the County of Oxford. Each cemetery contains a list of existing surnames as well as the corresponding headstone photograph. Be warned, the webpage does not include every burial, only those with a decipherable headstone engraving. Viewers and relatives have added plenty of missing headstone information and I have included it with the headstone photograph and or surname.

If you wish to add information to the this headstone photograph site, feel free to email me anytime at

Dave Cooper

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Happy Canada Day! is offering free access to some of their Canadian databases until July 2nd. Free registration is required.

  • 1871 Census of Canada
  • 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
  • War of 1812: Miscellaneous Canadian Records
  • Canada, CEF Burial Registers, 1914-1919
  • Canada, CEF Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1919
  • Canada, Militia and Defence Forces Lists, 1832, 1863-1939
  • Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924
  • Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918
  • Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
  • British Columbia, Canada, Birth Index, 1872-1903
  • British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990
  • British Columbia, Canada, Marriage Index, 1872-1935
  • Nova Scotia, Canada, Births, 1836-1910
  • Nova Scotia, Canada, Deaths, 1864-1877, 1890-1960
  • Nova Scotia, Canada, Marriages, 1763-1935
  • Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913
  • Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967
  • Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947
  • Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928
  • Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967

    Always free to use are CanadaGenWeb, Family Search and Library & Archives Canada. Some recently added resources:
  • British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage & Death notices, 1901-1939
  • British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981
  • Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930
  • New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899
  • New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919
  • New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950
  • New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889
  • Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896
  • Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1711-1909
  • Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001
  • Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923
  • Quebec, Non-Catholic Parish Registers, 1763-1967
  • Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931
  • Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
  • Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949
  • British Columbia, Naturalization Records, 1859-1926
  • Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1825
  • Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Deed Indexes, 1749-1958
  • Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900
  • Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987
  • The School Files Series, 1879 -1953