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''[[Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ontario]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Halton County'''
  
*Trafalgar<br>
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= Townships<br> =
*Nelson<br>
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*Esquesing <br>
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*Nassagaweya <br>
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*Trafalgar<br>
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*Nelson<br>
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*Esquesing <br>
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*Nassagaweya&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;
  
''[[Canada]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Ontario]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Halton County, Ontario|Halton County]]''
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=== Parent County ===
  
=== Getting Started&nbsp;&nbsp;  ===
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==== Boundary Changes&nbsp;  ====
  
1.&nbsp; What information do you wish to locate about your ancestor?&nbsp;&nbsp;To choose the sources you need to search first, please click on&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Record_Selection_Table RECORD&nbsp;SELECTION&nbsp;TABLE:&nbsp;Ontario ], which will help you decide.  
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Prior to 1816, Halton County was part of the Home District of Upper Canada.&nbsp; In 1816, the Gore District was formed, comprising of two counties: Halton and Wentworth.&nbsp;<ref>http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310pageId=8886</ref>
  
2.&nbsp; From the above Record Selection Table, which sources do you wish to check in this county?&nbsp; To check the availability of your sources of interest as well as to check the&nbsp;websites that have them online, please click on&nbsp;this county's [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/HALTON_COUNTY:_Sources_Links_Table SOURCES LINKS TABLE]&nbsp;&nbsp;.&nbsp;<br>
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Halton County has seen many changes over the course of the years:  
  
3.&nbsp; Do you know the location that you wish to search in this county?&nbsp;&nbsp;If so, please check for some possible sources and some online information about your location of interest, by clicking on&nbsp; this county's [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/HALTON_COUNTY:_Populated_Places_Table POPULATED&nbsp;PLACES&nbsp;TABLE]&nbsp;.<br>
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*In 1816,&nbsp;Halton County contained the following townships:&nbsp;Beverly, Blandford, Blenheim, Dumfries, Flamborough, Nelson (formed in 1806), Nichol, Trafalgar (formed in 1806), Waterloo and Woolwich.
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*In 1821, the Esquesing and Nassagaweya townships were added.
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*In 1840, Halton County is divided into East and West Ridings.&nbsp; The West Riding included Garafraxa, Nichol, Woolwich, Guelph, Waterloo, Wilmot, Dumfries, Puslinch&nbsp;and&nbsp;Eramosa Townships.<ref>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onwaterl/waterloo-history.htm</ref>
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*In 1845 the townships of the West Riding of Halton form Waterloo County and the townships of Blandford and Blenheim become part of Oxford County.<ref>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onwaterl/waterloo-history.htm</ref><ref>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onbrant/twpoak.htm</ref>
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*In 1849, all Districts including the Gore District ceases to exist. <ref>http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310pageId=8886</ref>
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*In 1853, the Beverley township was transferred to Wentworth County.
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*In 1854, the Flamborough township was transferred to Wentworth County. <ref>http://www.myhamilton.ca/articles/chronology-cities-towns-and-township-hamilton</ref>
  
4.&nbsp;&nbsp;For further information regarding&nbsp;your sources of interest, '''see "4 Resources"&nbsp;ABOVE in the "CONTENTS" table '''and click on the source of interest.  
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*In 1973, Halton County was dissolved to form the Regional Municipality of Halton.<ref>http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310pageId=8886</ref><br>
  
Remember that you should always try to get an original copy of that source to verify information.&nbsp;
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
Please&nbsp;be aware&nbsp;that this is a growing Pilot program, with new information being added on a regular basis.'''<br>'''
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
'''NOTE''':&nbsp; If you would like to participate in contributing information into this WIKI&nbsp;program, please go to the "Create a New Page" section of this screen, and follow the guidelines.<br>
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''WELCOME&nbsp;ABOARD!&nbsp; More&nbsp;sharers of information&nbsp;= more information available for everyone!'''
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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=== Resources  ===
  
=== History&nbsp; ===
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==== Biographies ====
  
Prior to 1973, the regional municipality of Halton was known as Halton County.&nbsp; Halton County was formed in 1816 and named after Major William Mathew Halton,&nbsp;Secretary to Sir Francis Gore, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada.
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[http://www.oakvillehistory.org/pdf/thomasHouse1.pdf Thomas Merrick] (Oakville)<br>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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[http://images.oakville.halinet.on.ca/2/Exhibit/3 Colonel William Chisholm] and family (founder of Oakville) <br>
  
==== Boundary Changes&nbsp;  ====
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Brant Chief Joseph Brant] (Thayendanegea) - (Burlington) He owned the land which later became Burlington<br>
  
Prior to 1816, Halton County was part of the Home District of Upper Canada.&nbsp; In 1816, the Gore Distrcit was formed, comprising of two counties: Halton and Wentworth.&nbsp;
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In 1816,&nbsp;Halton County contained the following townships:&nbsp;Beverly, Blanford, Blenheim, Dumfries, Flamborough, Nelson (formed in 1806), Nichol, Trafalgar (formed in 1806), Waterloo and Woolwich.
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Halton County saw many changes over the course in the years:
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Also, refer to &nbsp;Biographies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Biography|Biography]].
  
In 1821, Esquesing and Nassagaweya townships were added.
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
In 1853, Beverley township was transferred to Wentworth County.
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Refer to the follow resources for information regarding cemeteries in Halton:
  
In 1854, Flamborough township was transferred to Wentworth County.
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===== Transcriptions and online resources:  =====
  
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*[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/archival-records/interloan/cemetery-halton.aspx Archives of Ontario Microfilm collection for Halton ]- provides a list of the cemetery transcriptions available at the archives and through ILL&nbsp;(Interlibrary Loan)
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*[http://www.halinet.on.ca/sigs/ogshp/cemindex.htm Halton-Peel branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society] - provides a list of cemeteries transcribed in Halton and available for purchase. Also includes online, historical details about each cemetery and GPS co-ordinates.<br>
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*[http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid] - online database for names of indivduals interred in various Ontario cemeteries.&nbsp; Searchable by given name, last name, cemetery, township and/or county.
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*[http://www.ogs.on.ca/services/indexes.php Cemetery Ancestor Index&nbsp; and cemetery locator (OGS)] - for a list of Halton cemteries in this index refer to this file: [http://ogs.andornot.com/halton%20report.pdf ogs.andornot.com/halton%20report.pdf].
  
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==== Record Loss ====
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===== Cemetery websites:  =====
  
=== Places/Localities ===
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====== Burlington:<br> ======
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://burlingtonmemorial.ca Burlington Memorial Gardens]
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*[http://cms.burlington.ca/Page209.aspx Greenwood Cemetery]
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*[http://www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca/directory/holySepulchre.cfm Holy Sepulchre]&nbsp;- Catholic Cemetery<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====== Oakville:<br> ======
  
=== Resources  ===
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*[http://www.oakville.ca/cemeteries.htm City managed cemeteries] - includes Trafalgar Lawn and seven inactive or "pioneer" cemeteries (Bronte, Merton, Munn's, Oakville/St. Mary's, Palermo, St. Jude's and Wedgewood).
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*[http://www.glenoaks.ca/ Glen Oaks]
  
==== Biographies ====
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====== Milton:<br> ======
  
At this time, please read about Biographies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Biography Biography<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1292272037327_365" />].
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[http://www.miltonevergreencemetery.ca/ Evergreen]&nbsp;- includes online search
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====== Halton Hills: ======
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*[http://www.haltonhills.ca/cemeteries/index.php Town&nbsp;managed cemeteries]&nbsp;- including Greenwood (Georgetown), Fairview (Acton) and seven inactive or "pioneer" cemeteries (Trafalgar Road Pioneer Cemetery ( Georgetown), Pioneer Cemetery
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*(Georgetown), Pioneer Cemetery (Hornby), Acton Pioneer Cemetery (Acton), St Paul’s Anglican Cemetery (Norval), Worden Pioneer Cemetery (Acton), Hornby Presbyterian Cemetery (Hornby))
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*[http://www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca/directory/holy-redeemer-cemetery-georgetown.cfm Holy Redeemer]&nbsp;- Georgetown Catholic Cemetery
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Cemeteries Cemeteries]&nbsp;.  
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Additionally, please read about&nbsp;Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]&nbsp;.  
  
 
==== Census Records  ====
 
==== Census Records  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Census Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Census Census]&nbsp;.  
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*[http://www.oakvillehistory.org/pdf/1841%20census.pdf 1841 census for Trafalgar Township] - online transcription<br>
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*[http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census52/District.jsp?ew=w&id=14 1852 census for Halton County] - online transcription with original images<br>
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*[http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census/District.jsp?id=68 1901 census for Halton County ]- online transcription with original images<br>
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*[http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census11/Test3.jsp?did=76 1911 census for Halton County] - online transcription with original images<br>
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Additionally, please read about&nbsp;Census Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Census|Census]]&nbsp;.  
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Church Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Church_Records Church Records]&nbsp;.  
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[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/halton.htm Halton&nbsp;County Marriages] - online transcriptions of 1858-59, 1860, 1865-66, 1868, Georgetown Congregational 1858-1872<br>
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[http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/loraine.htm Halton Marriage records] - manual transcription lookups for: <br>
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*Halton Journal 1855- 1858 - Halton Co. Ontario  
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*Halton-Peel Marriages performed at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
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*Halton-Peel Marriage performed at St. James Anglican Cathedral
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[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/homedist.htm Home District] - online transcriptions of:
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*1840-56 (Vol II&nbsp;pg 37)
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*1831-33 (vol 10)
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*Register of Stephen Howard, Clerk of the Peace, 1803-1830 (Vol 6)
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*Register of Rev. James Harris, Presbyterian Church, 1823 - 1825 (Vol. 7)
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*Register of Rev. James Harris, Presbyterian Church, 1826-1831 (Vol. 8)
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*Brock&nbsp;Parish,&nbsp;Anglican Church records<br>
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Also check out:&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Ontario Church Records|Church Records]]&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources.  
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Court Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Court_Records Court Records ].  
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Court Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Court Records|Court Records]].  
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Directories in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Directories Directories] .  
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[http://www.halinet.on.ca/localhistory/histdir.htm Halton Historical Directories] <br>
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Online searchable index of Halton names in the following directories:<br>
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*Canada Directory of Professional and Business Men, Montreal: John Lovell, 1851
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*Canada Directory of Professional and Business Men, Montreal: John Lovell, 1857
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*Fuller's counties of Peel and Halton Directory for 1866 & 1867, Blackburn's City Steam Press, Toronto, 1866
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*County of Halton Directory, 1869-70, Hamilton: A. Lawson and Co., 1869
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*Lovell's Business and Professional Directory of the Province of Ontario for 1882, Montreal: John Lovell & Son, 1871
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*Lovell's Business and Professional Directory of the Province of Ontario for 1882, Montreal: John Lovell & Son, 1882
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*Morrey's Business Directory - Halton, Waterloo and Wellington, Ingersoll: Union Publishing Co., 1896
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*Morrey's Business Directory - Halton, Waterloo, Wellington counties, Ingersoll: Union Publishing Co., 1899<br>
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Genealogies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Genealogy Genealogy] .  
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Genealogies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Genealogy|Genealogy]] .  
  
 
==== Land and Property Records  ====
 
==== Land and Property Records  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Land and Property Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Land_and_Property Land and Property] .  
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[http://www.halinet.on.ca/localhistory/Bib.asp?PubID=20 Illustrated Historical Atlas]
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Land and Property Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Land and Property|Land and Property]] .  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Local Histories&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_History History] .  
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The history of Georgetown (now part of the Town of Halton Hills)<br>
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*http://www.downtowngeorgetown.com/about/history-of-georgetown<br>
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*http://www.georgetownon.ca/index.php/culture/heritage/80-brief-history-of-georgetown-ontario<br>
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The history of Limehouse (now part of the Town of Halton Hills)<br>
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The History of Oakville<br>
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*Town History - http://virtualwalk.ca/index.php/Oakville-Ontario/History-Geography-Oakville.html<br>
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*Oakville Images collection (searchable) - http://images.oakville.halinet.on.ca/search<br>
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*Oakville Hydro&nbsp; http://www.oakvillehydro.com/ohc/about_history.aspx<br>
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*Oakville Trafalgar High School - http://oth.hdsb.ca/?q=node/6<br>
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*Oakville Trafalgar Hospital - http://www.haltonhealthcare.com/about_otmh_history.php<br>
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*Oakville Masonic Lodge - http://www.oakvillelodge400.ca/history_of_oakville_lodge.html<br><br>
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Local Histories&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario History|History]].  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Maps in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Maps Maps] .  
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Maps in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Maps|Maps]].  
  
 
==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Military Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Military_Records Military Records] .  
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Military Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Military Records|Military Records]].  
  
==== Newspapers &amp;&nbsp;Obituaries ====
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==== Newspapers & Obituaries&nbsp;  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Newspapers and Obituaries&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Newspapers Newspapers] .  
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A Number of Halton County and present day Regional Municipality of Halton newspapers have been digitally scanned, indexed and are searchable online.&nbsp;[http://news.halinet.on.ca/search http://news.halinet.on.ca/search] provides a portal to search for birth, marriage and death announcements, article&nbsp;and in some cases, full issue browsing.  
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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<br>Searchable and/or&nbsp;archived&nbsp;Halton newspapers, including&nbsp;publication dates ranges: <br>
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Probate Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Probate_Records Probate Records] .  
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*Acton Free Press, 1875-1984<ref name="hhpl">http://www.hhpl.on.ca/Genealogy_And_Local_History.pdf</ref> (HHPL)
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*Acton Tanner,&nbsp; 1992-1997<ref name="hhpl" /><sup></sup> (HHPL)
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*Burlington Gazette, 1899-1986<ref>3: http://www.insidehalton.com/community/burlington/article/1047511</ref> (BPL)
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*Burlington Post (BPL)
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*Canadian Champion (MPL)
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*Daily Journal Record
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*Erin Advocate&nbsp; (HHPL)
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*Georgetown Gemini&nbsp; (HHPL)
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*Georgetown Herald, 1867-1992&nbsp; (HHPL)
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*Georgetown Independent, 1973-1978 (HHPL)
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*Georgetown Leader (HHPL)
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*Halton Hills This Week (HHPL)
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*Hamilton Spectator
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*Independent & Free Press, 1985-present (HHPL)
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*Nassagaweya Country News
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*New Tanner (HHPL)
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*North Halton <span style="display: none;" id="1321940085697S">&nbsp;</span>Compass (HHPL)
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*Oakville Beaver (OPL)
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*Oakville Journal Record (OPL)
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*Oakville News (OPL)
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*Oakville Record (OPL)
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*Oakville Record-Star (OPL)
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*Oakville Star & Independent (OPL)
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*Oakville Trafalgar Journal (OPL)
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*Standard and Halton and Peel Gazetteer
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The acronym in brackets after each newspaper denotes the public library that holds archived material for these papers (microfilm, microfiche etc).&nbsp;&nbsp;Library details are listed below:
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Probate Records
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Probate Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Probate Records|Probate Records]].  
  
 
==== Taxation Records  ====
 
==== Taxation Records  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Taxation Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Taxation Taxation] .  
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Taxation Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Taxation|Taxation]].  
  
==== Vital Records<br> ====
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==== Vital Records<br> ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Vital Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Vital_Records Vital Records] .  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onvsr/deaths.htm Ontario Death Registrations] (surname search)
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~births/index.htm Ontario Birth Registrations] (surname search)
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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At this time, please read about&nbsp;Vital Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Vital Records|Vital Records]].
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=== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;&nbsp; ===
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==== Societies:<br>  ====
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*Bronte Village Historical Society: [http://www.brontehistoricalsociety.ca/ http://www.brontehistoricalsociety.ca/]
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*Burlington Historical Society: [http://www.burlingtonhistoricalsociety.ca/ http://www.burlingtonhistoricalsociety.ca/]
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*Esquesing Historical Society: [http://www.esquesinghistoricalsociety.ca/ http://www.esquesinghistoricalsociety.ca/]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*Milton Historical Society:&nbsp;[http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/ http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/]
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*Halton-Peel Genealogical Scoiety: [http://www.halinet.on.ca/sigs/ogshp/index.htm http://www.halinet.on.ca/sigs/ogshp/index.htm]
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*Oakville Historical Society: [http://www.oakvillehistory.org/ http://www.oakvillehistory.org/]
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*Trafalgar Township Historical Society: [http://www.tths.ca/ http://www.tths.ca/]
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*BPL: Burlington Public Library (www.bpl.on.ca)
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Central Branch: 905.639.3611
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*HHPL: Halton Hills Public Library (www.hhpl.on.ca)<br>
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Georgetown Branch(note this branch is closed until Fall 2012): 905-873-2681<br>
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*MPL: Milton Public library (www.mpl.on.ca)
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Main Street Branch: 905-875-2665
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*OPL: Oakville Public Library (www.opl.on.ca)<br>
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Latest revision as of 20:46, 2 August 2013

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Contents

Townships

  • Trafalgar
  • Nelson
  • Esquesing
  • Nassagaweya 
     

Parent County

Boundary Changes 

Prior to 1816, Halton County was part of the Home District of Upper Canada.  In 1816, the Gore District was formed, comprising of two counties: Halton and Wentworth. [1]

Halton County has seen many changes over the course of the years:

  • In 1816, Halton County contained the following townships: Beverly, Blandford, Blenheim, Dumfries, Flamborough, Nelson (formed in 1806), Nichol, Trafalgar (formed in 1806), Waterloo and Woolwich.
  • In 1821, the Esquesing and Nassagaweya townships were added.
  • In 1840, Halton County is divided into East and West Ridings.  The West Riding included Garafraxa, Nichol, Woolwich, Guelph, Waterloo, Wilmot, Dumfries, Puslinch and Eramosa Townships.[2]
  • In 1845 the townships of the West Riding of Halton form Waterloo County and the townships of Blandford and Blenheim become part of Oxford County.[3][4]
  • In 1849, all Districts including the Gore District ceases to exist. [5]
  • In 1853, the Beverley township was transferred to Wentworth County.
  • In 1854, the Flamborough township was transferred to Wentworth County. [6]
  • In 1973, Halton County was dissolved to form the Regional Municipality of Halton.[7]

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Thomas Merrick (Oakville)

Colonel William Chisholm and family (founder of Oakville)

Chief Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) - (Burlington) He owned the land which later became Burlington



Also, refer to  Biographies in the Province of Ontario Resources - Biography.

Cemeteries

Refer to the follow resources for information regarding cemeteries in Halton:

Transcriptions and online resources:


Cemetery websites:
Burlington:
Oakville:
  • City managed cemeteries - includes Trafalgar Lawn and seven inactive or "pioneer" cemeteries (Bronte, Merton, Munn's, Oakville/St. Mary's, Palermo, St. Jude's and Wedgewood).
  • Glen Oaks
Milton:

Evergreen - includes online search

Halton Hills:
  • Town managed cemeteries - including Greenwood (Georgetown), Fairview (Acton) and seven inactive or "pioneer" cemeteries (Trafalgar Road Pioneer Cemetery ( Georgetown), Pioneer Cemetery
  • (Georgetown), Pioneer Cemetery (Hornby), Acton Pioneer Cemetery (Acton), St Paul’s Anglican Cemetery (Norval), Worden Pioneer Cemetery (Acton), Hornby Presbyterian Cemetery (Hornby))
  • Holy Redeemer - Georgetown Catholic Cemetery

 

Additionally, please read about Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - Cemeteries .

Census Records

Additionally, please read about Census Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - Census .

Church Records

Halton County Marriages - online transcriptions of 1858-59, 1860, 1865-66, 1868, Georgetown Congregational 1858-1872

Halton Marriage records - manual transcription lookups for:

  • Halton Journal 1855- 1858 - Halton Co. Ontario
  • Halton-Peel Marriages performed at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
  • Halton-Peel Marriage performed at St. James Anglican Cathedral

Home District - online transcriptions of:

  • 1840-56 (Vol II pg 37)
  • 1831-33 (vol 10)
  • Register of Stephen Howard, Clerk of the Peace, 1803-1830 (Vol 6)
  • Register of Rev. James Harris, Presbyterian Church, 1823 - 1825 (Vol. 7)
  • Register of Rev. James Harris, Presbyterian Church, 1826-1831 (Vol. 8)
  • Brock Parish, Anglican Church records

Also check out:  Church Records in the Province of Ontario Resources.

Court Records

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

Directories

Halton Historical Directories

Online searchable index of Halton names in the following directories:

  • Canada Directory of Professional and Business Men, Montreal: John Lovell, 1851
  • Canada Directory of Professional and Business Men, Montreal: John Lovell, 1857
  • Fuller's counties of Peel and Halton Directory for 1866 & 1867, Blackburn's City Steam Press, Toronto, 1866
  • County of Halton Directory, 1869-70, Hamilton: A. Lawson and Co., 1869
  • Lovell's Business and Professional Directory of the Province of Ontario for 1882, Montreal: John Lovell & Son, 1871
  • Lovell's Business and Professional Directory of the Province of Ontario for 1882, Montreal: John Lovell & Son, 1882
  • Morrey's Business Directory - Halton, Waterloo and Wellington, Ingersoll: Union Publishing Co., 1896
  • Morrey's Business Directory - Halton, Waterloo, Wellington counties, Ingersoll: Union Publishing Co., 1899


Genealogy

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

Land and Property Records

Illustrated Historical Atlas


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

Local Histories

The history of Georgetown (now part of the Town of Halton Hills)


The history of Limehouse (now part of the Town of Halton Hills)


The History of Oakville


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 

A Number of Halton County and present day Regional Municipality of Halton newspapers have been digitally scanned, indexed and are searchable online. http://news.halinet.on.ca/search provides a portal to search for birth, marriage and death announcements, article and in some cases, full issue browsing.


Searchable and/or archived Halton newspapers, including publication dates ranges:

  • Acton Free Press, 1875-1984[8] (HHPL)
  • Acton Tanner,  1992-1997[8] (HHPL)
  • Burlington Gazette, 1899-1986[9] (BPL)
  • Burlington Post (BPL)
  • Canadian Champion (MPL)
  • Daily Journal Record
  • Erin Advocate  (HHPL)
  • Georgetown Gemini  (HHPL)
  • Georgetown Herald, 1867-1992  (HHPL)
  • Georgetown Independent, 1973-1978 (HHPL)
  • Georgetown Leader (HHPL)
  • Halton Hills This Week (HHPL)
  • Hamilton Spectator
  • Independent & Free Press, 1985-present (HHPL)
  • Nassagaweya Country News
  • New Tanner (HHPL)
  • North Halton Compass (HHPL)
  • Oakville Beaver (OPL)
  • Oakville Journal Record (OPL)
  • Oakville News (OPL)
  • Oakville Record (OPL)
  • Oakville Record-Star (OPL)
  • Oakville Star & Independent (OPL)
  • Oakville Trafalgar Journal (OPL)
  • Standard and Halton and Peel Gazetteer

The acronym in brackets after each newspaper denotes the public library that holds archived material for these papers (microfilm, microfiche etc).  Library details are listed below:

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  

Societies:

Libraries:

  • BPL: Burlington Public Library (www.bpl.on.ca)

Central Branch: 905.639.3611

  • HHPL: Halton Hills Public Library (www.hhpl.on.ca)

Georgetown Branch(note this branch is closed until Fall 2012): 905-873-2681

  • MPL: Milton Public library (www.mpl.on.ca)

Main Street Branch: 905-875-2665

  • OPL: Oakville Public Library (www.opl.on.ca)

Central Branch: 905-815-2042

Web Sites

References


  1. http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310pageId=8886
  2. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onwaterl/waterloo-history.htm
  3. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onwaterl/waterloo-history.htm
  4. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onbrant/twpoak.htm
  5. http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310pageId=8886
  6. http://www.myhamilton.ca/articles/chronology-cities-towns-and-township-hamilton
  7. http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310pageId=8886
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.hhpl.on.ca/Genealogy_And_Local_History.pdf
  9. 3: http://www.insidehalton.com/community/burlington/article/1047511



 

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