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Guide to Victoria County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.


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History

The County of Victoria was a historic county formed in 1854 as the United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria and separated in 1863. It was later dissolved and reformed as the City of Kawartha Lakes in 2001. Wikipedia

The townships Anson, Hindon, and Lutterworth found in historic Victoria County from 1861 on are now part of Haliburton County as of 1973. As are the townships found in 1891: Bruton, Cardiff, Dysart, Dudley, Glamorgan, Guilford, Harburn, Harcourt, Minden, Monmouth, Snowden, and Stanhope,previously part of Peterborough County and Clyde, Eyre, Havelock, Lawrence, Livingstone, McClintock, Nightingale,and Sherburne associated with the Nipissing District.

Civil Registration

Birth

Marriage

Death


Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record

  • ServiceOntario, Birth Records is the only government-authorized source for obtaining birth certificates. Go to the section entitled "Order a Birth Search". This is the most economical, searches the widest time period, and allows searches for people not immediately related. A letter of information is provided rather than a certificate.
  • ServiceOntario, Marriage Records offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
  • ServiceOntario, Death Records offers a death search option and a historical certificate option. Also official death certificates are available to a wider range of relatives than birth and marriage certificates.

FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records

Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Victoria County. You will see a list of available records for the county.
b. You will also see above the list the link Places within Canada, Ontario, Victoria County. This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. Clicking on the microfilm reel will lead to information on how to rent the film. Family history center staff will assist you in ordering the film.

Census Records

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Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

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Canada Census, 1851

Victoria
  • 351 - Mariposa
  • 352 - Ops
  • 353 - Emily
  • 354 - Eldon
  • 355 - Fenlon
  • 356, 358 - Bexley and Sommerville
  • 357 - Verulam

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Census of Canada, 1861

Victoria
  • Bexley
  • Carden
  • Dalton
  • Diby
  • Draper
  • Eldon
  • Emily
  • Fenelon
  • Laxton
  • Lindsay
  • Macauley
  • Mariposa
  • Ops
  • Somerville
  • Verulam

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Census of Canada, 1871

Victoria South (District 52)
  • A - Mariposa
  • B - Ops
  • C - Lindsay
  • D - Emily
  • E - Verulam

Victoria North (District 53)

  • A - Eldon
  • B- Fenelon
  • C - Carden, Dalton
  • D - Bexley
  • E - Somerville
  • F - Laxton, Digby, Longford

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Census of Canada, 1881

Victoria South (District 129)
  • A - Ops
  • B - Lindsay (town)
  • C - Mariposa
  • D - Emily
  • E - Verulam
  • F - Omemee (village)
  • G - Bobcaygeon (village)

Victoria North (District 130)

  • A - Eldon
  • B - Fenelon
  • C - Fenelon Falls (village)
  • D - Carden
  • E - Dalton
  • F - Bexley
  • G - Somerville
  • H - Digby and Laxton and Longford

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Census of Canada, 1891

Victoria North (District 120)
  • B - Bexley
  • C - Carden
  • D - Dalton
  • E - Eldon
  • F - Fenelon
  • G - Falls (village)
  • H - Galway
  • I - Laxton, Digby and Longford
  • O - Woodvile (village)

Victoria South (District 121)

  • A - Bobcaygeon (village)
  • B - Emily
  • C - Lindsay (town)
  • D - Mariposa
  • E - Omemee (village)
  • F - Ops
  • G - Verulam

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Census of Canada, 1901

Victoria North (District 119)
  • B - Bexley
  • C - Carden
  • D - Dalton
  • E - Digby and Longford
  • F - Eldon
  • G - Fenelon
  • H - Fenlon Falls (village)
  • I - Galway
  • J - Laxton
  • N - Somerville
  • Q - Woodville

Victoria South (District 120)

  • A - Bobcaygeon (village)
  • B - Emily (Division 6, page 1 is missing)
  • C - Lindsay (town)
  • D - Mariposa
  • E - Omemee (village)
  • F - Ops
  • G - Verulam

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Census of Canada, 1911

Victoria (District 129)
  • [2 & 3] Bexley Township
    • 2 - Victoria Road (village)
    • 3 - Coboconk (village)
  • [5 & 6] Carden Township
    • 6 - Victoria Road (village)
  • 8 - Dalton Township
  • [9-12] Eldon Township
    • 9 - Lorneville (village)
    • 10 - Bolsover (village)
    • 12 - Kirkfield (village)
  • [13-19] Emily Township
    • 16 - Downeyville
  • [20-25] Fenelon Township
    • 20 - Cambray (village)
    • 21 - Cameron (village)
    • 25 - Rosedale & Fenelon Falls (villages)
  • 27 - Laxton, Digby, Longford Townships, Norland (vilage)
  • [29-36] Mariposa Township
    • 30 - Little Britain (village)
    • 31 - Sonya (village)
    • 33 - Oakwood (village)
    • 34 - Crestwell & Manilla (villages)
  • [39-44] Ops Township
  • [47-49] Somerville Township
    • 48 - Kinmount (village)
    • 49 - Coboconk (village)
  • [51-56] - Verulam Township
  • [57-65] - Lindsay (town)
  • [66-67] - Bobcaygeon (town)
  • 68 - Fenelon Falls (village)
  • 69 - Omemee (village)
  • 70 - Sturgeon Point
  • 71 - Woodville

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Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records

Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation. They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult. For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy.

Online Church Records

These records are incomplete.

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Cemetery Records

See, Ontario Cemeteries for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.

Online Cemetery Records

Populated Places Table

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POPULATED PLACE

FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE

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WIKIPEDIA

 Anson   Township    Link   Link
 Argyle        Link   Link
 Baddow         Link  Link
 Bexley        Link   Link
 Bexley   Township    Link   Link
 Bobcaygeon       Link   Link
 Bolsover       Link   Link
 Burnt River        Link   Link
 Bury's Green        Link   Link
 Cambray        Link   Link
 Cameron          Link   Link
 Carden   Township    Link   Link
 Coboconk       Link   Link
 Dalrymple         Link   Link
 Dalton   Township    Link   Link 
 Digby   Township    Link   Link
 Downeyville       Link   Link
 Dunsford       Link   Link
 Eldon   Township    Link   Link
 Emily   Township    Link   Link
 Fenelon Falls       Link   Link
 Galway        Link   Link
 Glenarm       Link   Link
 Hindon    Township    Link   Link
 Janetville       Link   Link
 Kinmount        Link   Link
 Kirkfield       Link   Link
 Laxton   Township    Link   Link
 Lifford       Link   Link
 Linden Valley          Link   Link
 Lindsay       Link   Link
 Little Britain        Link   Link
 Longford    Township    Link   Link
 Manvers   Township   Link   Link
 Mariposa   Township    Link   Link
 McClintock        Link   Link
 Omemee        Link   Link
 Ops    Township    Link   Link
 Pleasant Point       Link   Link
 Sadowa        Link   Link
 Sherbourne          Link   Link  
 Somerville     Township    Link   Link
 Stanhope   Township   Link   Link
 Valentia          Link   Link
 Verulam    Township    Link   Link
 Victoria Road        Link   Link
 Woodville        Link   Link
 ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???       Link  

Websites

The Forebears website will give you an extensive list of websites that could have information for people who lived in this county. Some sites cover just the county, some cover all of Ontario, and some cover all of Canada. Some sites are databases of names and facts about people; other sites cover background information such as maps, history, geography, or genealogy strategies and methods for the region.