Halton County, Ontario

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==== Boundary Changes   ====
 
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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=8310&amp;amp;pageId=8886</ref>  
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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=8310&amp;amp;amp;pageId=8886</ref>  
  
 
Halton County has seen many changes over the course of the years:  
 
Halton County has seen many changes over the course of the years:  
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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>  
 
*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>  
 
*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>  
 
*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>  
*In 1849, all Districts including the Gore District ceases to exist. <ref>http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&amp;amp;pageId=8886</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=8310&amp;amp;amp;pageId=8886</ref>  
*In 1853, the Beverley township was transferred to Wentworth County.
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*In 1853, the Beverley township was transferred to Wentworth County.  
 
*In 1854, the Flamborough township was transferred to Wentworth County. <ref>http://www.myhamilton.ca/articles/chronology-cities-towns-and-township-hamilton</ref>
 
*In 1854, the Flamborough township was transferred to Wentworth County. <ref>http://www.myhamilton.ca/articles/chronology-cities-towns-and-township-hamilton</ref>
  
*In 1973, Halton County was dissolved to form the Regional Municipality of Halton.<ref>http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&amp;amp;pageId=8886</ref><br>
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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=8310&amp;amp;amp;pageId=8886</ref><br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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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)  
 
*[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)  
*[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://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>  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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].
 
*[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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===== Cemetery websites:  =====
 
===== Cemetery websites:  =====
  
Burlington:<br>
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Burlington:<br>  
  
 
*[http://burlingtonmemorial.ca Burlington Memorial Gardens]  
 
*[http://burlingtonmemorial.ca Burlington Memorial Gardens]  
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*[http://www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca/directory/holySepulchre.cfm Holy Sepulchre]&nbsp;- Catholic Cemetery<br>
 
*[http://www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca/directory/holySepulchre.cfm Holy Sepulchre]&nbsp;- Catholic Cemetery<br>
  
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Oakville:<br>
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Oakville:<br>  
  
*[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.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).  
 
*[http://www.glenoaks.ca/ Glen Oaks]
 
*[http://www.glenoaks.ca/ Glen Oaks]
  
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Milton:<br>
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Milton:<br>  
  
[http://www.miltonevergreencemetery.ca/ Evergreen]&nbsp;- includes online search
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[http://www.miltonevergreencemetery.ca/ Evergreen]&nbsp;- includes online search  
  
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Halton Hills:
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Halton Hills:  
  
*[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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*[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  
*(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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*(Georgetown), Pioneer Cemetery (Hornby), Acton Pioneer Cemetery (Acton), St Paul’s Anglican Cemetery (Norval), Worden Pioneer Cemetery (Acton), Hornby Presbyterian Cemetery (Hornby))  
 
*[http://www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca/directory/holy-redeemer-cemetery-georgetown.cfm Holy Redeemer]&nbsp;- Georgetown Catholic Cemetery
 
*[http://www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca/directory/holy-redeemer-cemetery-georgetown.cfm Holy Redeemer]&nbsp;- Georgetown Catholic Cemetery
  
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Additionally, 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 - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Cemeteries Cemeteries]&nbsp;.  
  
 
==== Census Records  ====
 
==== Census Records  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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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 preformed at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
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*Halton-Peel Marriage preformed 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><br>
  
 
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;.  
 
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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==== Land and Property Records  ====
 
==== Land and Property Records  ====
  
[http://www.halinet.on.ca/localhistory/Bib.asp?PubID=20 Illustrated Historical Atlas]
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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 - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Land_and_Property Land and Property] .  
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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Nassagaweya Country News  
 
*Nassagaweya Country News  
 
*New Tanner (HHPL)  
 
*New Tanner (HHPL)  
*North Halton <span style="display: none;" id="1321940085697S">&nbsp;</span>Compass (HHPL)  
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*North Halton <span id="1321940085697S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Compass (HHPL)  
 
*Oakville Beaver (OPL)  
 
*Oakville Beaver (OPL)  
 
*Oakville Journal Record (OPL)  
 
*Oakville Journal Record (OPL)  
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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:  
 
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:  
  
<br>'''BPL:&nbsp;Burlington Public Library''' ([http://www.bpl.on.ca www.bpl.on.ca])
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Probate Records
 
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Central Branch:&nbsp;905.639.3611
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<br> '''HHPL:&nbsp;Halton Hills Public Library''' ([http://www.hhpl.on.ca www.hhpl.on.ca])
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Georgetown Branch(note this branch is closed until Fall 2012): 905-873-2681<br>
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'''MPL:&nbsp;Milton Public library''' ([http://www.mpl.on.ca www.mpl.on.ca])
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Main Street Branch:&nbsp;905-875-2665<br>
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'''OPL: Oakville Public Library '''([http://www.opl.on.ca www.opl.on.ca])
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Central Branch: 905-815-2042
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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 - [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ontario_Probate_Records Probate Records] .  
 
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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==== Vital Records<br>  ====
 
==== Vital Records<br>  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onvsr/deaths.htm Ontario Death Registrations] (surname search)
  
 
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] .  
 
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] .  
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;&nbsp;  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;&nbsp;  ===
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*Bronte Village Historical Society: [http://www.brontehistoricalsociety.ca/ http://www.brontehistoricalsociety.ca/]  
 
*Bronte Village Historical Society: [http://www.brontehistoricalsociety.ca/ http://www.brontehistoricalsociety.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]  
 
*Halton-Peel Genealogical Scoiety: [http://www.halinet.on.ca/sigs/ogshp/index.htm http://www.halinet.on.ca/sigs/ogshp/index.htm]  
 
*Oakville Historical Society: [http://www.oakvillehistory.org/ http://www.oakvillehistory.org/]  
 
*Oakville Historical Society: [http://www.oakvillehistory.org/ http://www.oakvillehistory.org/]  
*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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*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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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

At this time, please read about 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

At this time, 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 preformed at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
  • Halton-Peel Marriage preformed 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

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

Illustrated Historical Atlas


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 

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=8310&amp;amp;pageId=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=8310&amp;amp;pageId=8886
  6. http://www.myhamilton.ca/articles/chronology-cities-towns-and-township-hamilton
  7. http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&amp;amp;pageId=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