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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:

  • Municipal 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



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

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:


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

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


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

 

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