Wellington County, Ontario Genealogy

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

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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, Wellington 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, Wellington 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


Year Census Links

1800-1842

Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

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1851

Canada Census, 1851

Archives of Canada
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1861

Census of Canada, 1861

Archives of Canada
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1871

Census of Canada, 1871

Archives of Canada
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1881

Census of Canada, 1881

Archives of Canada
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1891

Census of Canada, 1891

Archives of Canada
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1901

Census of Canada, 1901

Archives of Canada
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1911

Census of Canada, 1911

Archives of Canada
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1921

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

FHL  CATALOG

WIKIPEDIA

 Alma        Link   Link
 Arkell        Link   Link
 Arthur        Link   Link
 Arthur   Township     Link   Link
 Badenoch       Link   Link
 Belwood       Link   Link
 Clifford       Link   Link
 Coningsby        Link   Link
 Crieff        Link   Link
 Drayton        Link   Link
 Drew          Link   Link
 Eden Mills        Link   Link
 Elora          Link   Link
 Eramosa     Township    Link   Link
 Erin       Link   Link 
 Erin   Township    Link   Link
 Everton       Link   Link
 Farewell       Link   Link
 Fergus       Link   Link
 Glen Allan        Link   Link
 Goldstone        Link   Link
 Guelph        Link   Link
 Guelph   Township   Link   Link
 Harriston       Link   Link
 Hillsburgh       Link   Link
 Hollen       Link   Link
 Kenilworth       Link   Link
 Killean       Link   Link
 Macton       Link   Link
 Maryborough     Township   Link   Link
 Minto   Township    Link   Link
 Moorefield       Link   Link
 Morriston        Link   Link
 Mount Forest        Link   Link
 Nichol     Township    Link   Link
 Orangeville       Link   Link
 Oustic        Link   Link
 Palmerston        Link   Link
 Peel    Township   Link   Link
 Pentland Corners       Link   Link
 Petherton          Link   Link  
 Pilkington     Township    Link   Link
 Ponsonby       Link   Link
 Puslinch      Township    Link   Link
 Riverstown       Link   Link
 Rockwood        Link   Link
 Rothsay        Link   Link
 Wallenstein        Link   Link
 West Garafraxa    Township    Link   Link
 West Luther   Township    Link   Link
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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.

Local Histories

The Wellington County Tweedsmuir History Books contain information about the county compiled by the County's Women Institutes.  It is searchable by subject, name, and township.  Military information is one of the many subject contained in the books.