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== Record Description  ==
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| title = Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989
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| LOC_01 = Ontario
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| end_year = 1989
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Ontario Genealogy|Ontario]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Ontario Cemeteries|Ontario Cemeteries]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.ontariogenealogy.com/ Ontario Genealogy Overview]
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| RW_URL_02 = [https://www.ogs.on.ca/ Ontario Genealogical Society]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.mountpleasantgroup.com/Default.aspx?DN=b7efafa7-a9f0-452f-b245-69442fda92ab Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries]
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The registers are hand-written on a preprinted form. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname.
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
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 covers cemetery records from 1826 to 1989. Indexed records are available until 1935.  
  
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 pre-printed 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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These records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors who may not be recorded in other records, such as children who died young or unmarried women.
  
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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This collection is a reliable record of individuals buried in the cemeteries, barring human error or deliberate falsification.  
  
{{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.  
  
[[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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== Collection Content ==
  
== Record Content  ==
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===Sample Images===
  
<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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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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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*Date and place of burial
 
*Date and place of burial
  
== How to Use the Collection ==
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==How Do I Search the Collection?==
 
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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*The name of your ancestor.
 
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*The approximate date of death.
*Name of ancestor  
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*The place where your ancestor died.
*Approximate year of death
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*The name of the cemetery where your ancestor was buried.
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
To search this collection using the browse:
 
 
 
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>
 
 
 
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.  
 
 
 
To search this collection using the 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 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.
 
 
 
==== 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?  ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1627831?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page:]'''<br>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.
  
*Search the sexton’s records, which should list everyone who was buried in the cemetery.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1627831/waypoints Browse Page:]'''<br> To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br>⇒Select "Browse Images" on the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Volume Number" which will take you to the images<br>
*Relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, so examine the original record rather than an alphabetical transcript.
 
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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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.
  
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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==What Do I Do Next?==
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When you have located your ancestor’s cemetery record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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*Don't forget to also search for your ancestor in death records as well as these cemetery records. You can try the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307826?collectionNameFilter=false Ontario Deaths] collection on FamilySearch to begin your search.
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*Use information such as age at death, to calculate a birth date. You will then have more information to try searching through the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784212?collectionNameFilter=false Ontario, Births] collection to find a birth record.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===
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*Search the sexton’s records which should list everyone who was buried in the cemetery.
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*Relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, so examine the plot layout in addition to an alphabetical transcript.
  
*[http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/about_us/about_mpgc.asp Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Canada]]
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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.
*[[Canada Cemeteries|Canada Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Ontario Cemeteries|Ontario Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Canada Maps]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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==Citing 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.  
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical 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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{{Record Citation Link
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|title=Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989
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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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'''Image Citation''':<br>
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{{Image Citation Link
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|CID=CID1627831
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|title=Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989
  
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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"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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Record Description
Record Type Burials
Collection years 1826-1989
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Superintendent of Administrative Services


What is in this Collection?

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

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 pre-printed 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.

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

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.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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 Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The place where your ancestor died.
  • The name of the cemetery where your ancestor was buried.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse Images" on the initial search 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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s cemetery record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Don't forget to also search for your ancestor in death records as well as these cemetery records. You can try the Ontario Deaths collection on FamilySearch to begin your search.
  • Use information such as age at death, to calculate a birth date. You will then have more information to try searching through the Ontario, Births collection to find a birth record.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • 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 plot layout in addition to an alphabetical transcript.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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.

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

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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