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== Record Description  ==
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| title = Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989
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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. 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.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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{{Collection Browse Link
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|CID= CID1627831
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| title = Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989
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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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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
 
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'''Cemetery records''' may include the following information:  
{{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.}}
 
 
 
[[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.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
<gallery caption="Toronto Trust Cemeteries" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
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These 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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== Collection Content ==
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===Sample Images===
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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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  
*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year and place of death
 
*Name of cemetery
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection ====
 
  
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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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==How Do I Search the Collection?==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
To search the collection image by image 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>
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1627831 Collection Page].
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
Look at the 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.
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=== View the Images ===
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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].
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# Select '''Cemetery Name'''
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# Select '''Volume Number'''
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
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.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1627831 Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Search the sexton’s records, which should list everyone who was buried in the cemetery.  
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, so examine the original record rather than an alphabetical transcript.
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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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 the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[New Brunswick Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
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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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French or Latin versions.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[New Brunswick, Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[New Brunswick Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=304&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Ontario%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Acemeteries FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
*[http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid]  
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{| width="320" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border=".5" style="float:right;font-size:8pt"
*[http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/about_us/about_mpgc.asp Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Ontario-Toronto-Trust-Cemeteries-1826-1989-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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]]
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==Citing This Collection==
*[[Canada Cemeteries|Canada Cemeteries]]
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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.  
*[[Ontario Cemeteries|Ontario Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Canada Maps]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
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{{Collection citation|text="Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 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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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Image Citation''':<br>
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{{Image Citation Link
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|title=Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989
  
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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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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'''[[Ontario,_Toronto_Trust_Cemeteries_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
=== 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
Languages English
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FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989.

What Can these Records 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

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Cemetery Name
  2. Select Volume Number

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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 the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French or Latin versions.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of New Brunswick, Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the New Brunswick Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

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 2017. 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.


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