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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The registers are hand-written on a preprinted form. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname.  
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This collection covers cemetery records from 1826 to 1989. Indexed records are available until 1935.  
  
The first non-sectarian cemetery in the city of Toronto was created following the city council’s 1825 decision to purchase a plot of land for this purpose. This was ratified by Parliament in 1826 and the first public cemetery was named the York General Burying Grounds but became better known as “Potter’s Field.” This site would be sold off in 1855 and the remains moved to the newly purchased Toronto Necropolis.
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This collection is now complete as of October 22, 2013.  
  
As the city increased in population the trustees of the Toronto General Burying Ground would purchase the Toronto Necropolis from its owners in 1850. With continued increase in population in 1876 the Mount Pleasant Cemetery was added. Finally, in 1890 the Prospect Cemetery was added to serve the city’s growing west end.
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These records include an index and images from several Toronto cemeteries, including: York General Burying Ground (also called Potter’s Field), 1826-1855; Necropolis Cemetery, 1850-1912 (the index will continue to 1935); Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1876-1933; Prospect Cemetery, 1890-1935.  
  
For a list of cemeteries currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1627831/waypoints Browse].  
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The records included were created to provide a list of those buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries: Potter’s Field, Toronto Necropolis, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Prospect Cemetery.  
  
This collection covers cemetery records from 1826 to 1935.
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The registers are hand-written on a preprinted form. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname.  
  
This collection was created to provide a list of those buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries: Potter’s Field, Toronto Necropolis, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Prospect Cemetery.  
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The first non-sectarian cemetery in the city of Toronto was created following the city council’s 1825 decision to purchase a plot of land for this purpose. This was ratified by Parliament in 1826 and the first public cemetery was named the York General Burying Grounds but became better known as “Potter’s Field.” This site would be sold off in 1855 and the remains moved to the newly purchased Toronto Necropolis.  
  
This collection is a reliable record of individuals buried in the cemeteries, barring human error or deliberate falsification.  
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As the city increased in population the trustees of the Toronto General Burying Ground would purchase the Toronto Necropolis from its owners in 1850. With continued increase in population in 1876 the Mount Pleasant Cemetery was added. Finally, in 1890 the Prospect Cemetery was added to serve the city’s growing west end.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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This collection is a reliable record of individuals buried in the cemeteries, barring human error or deliberate falsification.  
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Superintendent of Administrative Services.}}
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For a list of cemeteries currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1627831/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
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[[Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
<gallery caption="Toronto Trust Cemeteries" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="Toronto Trust Cemeteries">
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Image:Toronto Trust Cemeteries004455467 00009.jpg|Cemetery Record Example 
 
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These cemetery records may include the following information:  
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'''Cemetery records''' may include the following information:  
  
 
*Full name of the deceased  
 
*Full name of the deceased  
*Age at death (year, month and day)
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*Age at death (year, month and day)  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
*Cause of death
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*Cause of death  
 
*Full name of nearest relative  
 
*Full name of nearest relative  
 
*Name of cemetery  
 
*Name of cemetery  
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*Name of ancestor  
 
*Name of ancestor  
*Approximate year of death
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*Approximate year and place of death  
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*Name of cemetery
  
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
  
To search this collection using the browse:  
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'''To search the collection by index:'''
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Cemetery Name" category<br>⇒Select the "Volume Number" category which will take you to the images<br>
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several records and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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'''To search the collection by image:''' <br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Volume Number" which will take you to the images<br>
  
To search this collection using the index:
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Search the collection images one by one, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, and some extra identifying information, such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
  
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
==== Using the Information  ====
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
*Search the sexton’s records, which should list everyone who was buried in the cemetery.  
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*Search the sexton’s records which should list everyone who was buried in the cemetery.  
 
*Relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, so examine the original record rather than an alphabetical transcript.
 
*Relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, so examine the original record rather than an alphabetical transcript.
  
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These records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women.  
 
These records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women.  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Ontario-Toronto-Trust-Cemeteries-1826-1989-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[[Canada History Links]]
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*[[Canada Historic Maps]]
 
*[http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid]  
 
*[http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid]  
*[http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/about_us/about_mpgc.asp Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.mountpleasantgroup.com/Default.aspx?DN=b7efafa7-a9f0-452f-b245-69442fda92ab Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Canada]]  
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*[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]  
 
*[[Canada Cemeteries|Canada Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Canada Cemeteries|Canada Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Ontario Cemeteries|Ontario Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Ontario Cemeteries|Ontario Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Canada Maps]]
 
*[[Canada Maps]]
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citations for This Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
  
When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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{{Collection citation|text="Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Superintendent of Administrative Services.}}
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Image Citation''':<br>
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{{Image Citation Link
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"Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3GG-7M9&nbsp;: accessed 25 May 2012), James Harman, 1866; citing Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Ontario, FHL microfilm 1,617,040, Salt Lake City, Utah, York General Burying Ground, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Contents

Record Description

This collection covers cemetery records from 1826 to 1989. Indexed records are available until 1935.

This collection is now complete as of October 22, 2013.

These records include an index and images from several Toronto cemeteries, including: York General Burying Ground (also called Potter’s Field), 1826-1855; Necropolis Cemetery, 1850-1912 (the index will continue to 1935); Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1876-1933; Prospect Cemetery, 1890-1935.

The records included were created to provide a list of those buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries: Potter’s Field, Toronto Necropolis, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Prospect Cemetery.

The registers are hand-written on a preprinted form. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname.

The first non-sectarian cemetery in the city of Toronto was created following the city council’s 1825 decision to purchase a plot of land for this purpose. This was ratified by Parliament in 1826 and the first public cemetery was named the York General Burying Grounds but became better known as “Potter’s Field.” This site would be sold off in 1855 and the remains moved to the newly purchased Toronto Necropolis.

As the city increased in population the trustees of the Toronto General Burying Ground would purchase the Toronto Necropolis from its owners in 1850. With continued increase in population in 1876 the Mount Pleasant Cemetery was added. Finally, in 1890 the Prospect Cemetery was added to serve the city’s growing west end.

This collection is a reliable record of individuals buried in the cemeteries, barring human error or deliberate falsification.

For a list of cemeteries currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Cemetery records may include the following information:

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Age at death (year, month and day)
  • Place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Full name of nearest relative
  • Name of cemetery
  • Marital status
  • Date and place of burial

How to Use the Collection

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of death
  • Name of cemetery

Search the Collection

To search the collection by index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the people in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several records and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

To search the collection by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume Number" which will take you to the images

Search the collection images one by one, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, and some extra identifying information, such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Using the Information

This collection can be used to find valid information about individuals buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries.

Often cemetery records contain the birth and death date of individuals, their marital status, where they were born and the cause of death. This information can also be used to locate the grave marker or plot of an individual within the cemetery.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Search the sexton’s records which should list everyone who was buried in the cemetery.
  • Relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, so examine the original record rather than an alphabetical transcript.

General Information About These Records

These records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women.

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Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Superintendent of Administrative Services.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989.

 

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