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1.  What information do you wish to locate about your ancestor?  To choose the sources you need to search first, please click on  RECORD SELECTION TABLE: Ontario , which will help you decide.

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3.  Do you know the location that you wish to search in this county?  If so, please check for some possible sources and some online information about your location of interest, by clicking on  this county's POPULATED PLACES TABLE .

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History

District Affiliation before 1850

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Name and structure after late 20th century reorganization

Since 1974 most of Ontario County is part of Durham Region. Its two most northern townships of Rama and Mara were transferred to Simcoe County at the same time.

Places/Localities

Townships

The original townships of Ontario County (working first east then north from the southwest corner) were as follows:

  • Pickering
  • Whitby
  • East Whitby
  • Uxbridge
  • Reach
  • Scugog
  • Scott
  • Thorah
  • Mara
  • Rama

Independently incorporated towns and villages to late 20th century reorganization

  • Pickering Village (established as a village in the 19th century, but alterations occurred in the 20th century with the growth of Ajax)
  • Whitby Town
  • Oshawa (became a city before the establishment of Durham Region in 1974)
  • Uxbridge Village (then town)
  • Ajax (established during World War 2 within Pickering Township and grew with its industries to become the major municipality within the township. The original Pickering Village is located within Ajax.

Neighbouring Counties

  • York (to the west)
  • Simcoe (to the north)
  • Durham (to the east)

(The southern boundary is Lake Ontario.)

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

At this time, please read about Biographies in the Province of Ontario Resources - Biography.

Cemeteries

At this time, please read about Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - Cemeteries .

Census Records

At this time, please read about Census Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Census .

Church Records

At this time, please read about Church Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Church Records.

Court Records

At this time, please read about Court Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Court Records.

Directories

At this time, please read about Directories in the Province of Ontario Resources - Directories.

Genealogy

At this time, please read about Genealogies in the Province of Ontario Resources - Genealogy.

Land and Property Records

At this time, please read about Land and Property Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Land and Property.

Local Histories

At this time, please read about Local Histories in the Province of Ontario Resources - History.

Maps

At this time, please read about Maps in the Province of Ontario Resources - Maps.

Military Records

At this time, please read about Military Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Military Records.

Newspapers & Obituaries

At this time, please read about Newspapers and Obituaries in the Province of Ontario Resources - Newspapers.

Probate Records

At this time, please read about Probate Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Probate Records.

Taxation Records

At this time, please read about Taxation Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Taxation.

Vital Records

At this time, please read about Vital Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Vital Records.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References


 

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