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''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ontario Genealogy|Ontario]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ontario_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''  
 
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
  
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== Repositories  ==
 
The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:  
 
The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:  
  
:'''Library and Archives Canada'''  
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'''[[Library and Archives Canada]]'''<br>395 Wellington Street <br>Ottawa ON K1A 0N4<br>CANADA <br>Telephone: 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll free in Canada and the US)<br>Fax: 613-995-6274<br>TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll free in Canada)<br>Internet: [http://www.collectionscanada.ca/index-e.html Canada Collections]
:395 Wellington Street <br>Ottawa ON K1A 0N4<br>CANADA <br>Telephone: 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll free in Canada and the US)<br>Fax: 613-995-6274<br>TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll free in Canada)<br>Internet:&nbsp; http://www.collectionscanada.ca/index-e.html
 
  
:'''Archives of Ontario<br>'''134 Ian MacDonald Blvd.<br>Toronto, ON M7A 2C5<br>CANADA<br>Phone: 416-327-1552<br>Fax: 416-327-1999 <br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/
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=== Archives of Ontario ===
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[[Archives of Ontario]]<br>134 Ian MacDonald Blvd.<br>Toronto, ON M7A 2C5<br>CANADA<br>Phone: 416-327-1552<br>Fax: 416-327-1999 <br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/ Archives]
  
Many records for the old pre-1867 "Province of Canada" (which combined present Ontario and Quebec) are at the National Archives of Canada. Other records for the province and counties of Ontario are at the Archives of Ontario. Many records from both archives are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  
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:Many records for the old pre-1867 "Province of Canada" (which combined present Ontario and Quebec) are at the National Archives of Canada. Other records for the province and counties of Ontario are at the Archives of Ontario. Many records from both archives are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  
  
Both the Archives of Ontario and the National Archives of Canada lend copies of many of their microfilmed records to public libraries through the interlibrary loan service.  
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:Both the Archives of Ontario and the National Archives of Canada lend copies of many of their microfilmed records to public libraries through the interlibrary loan service.  
  
If you plan to visit either of these archives, contact the organization and ask for information about their collection, hours, services, and fees.  
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:If you plan to visit either of these archives, contact the organization and ask for information about their collection, hours, services, and fees.  
  
There are also major genealogical collections located at:  
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=== Toronto Reference Library ===
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'''Toronto Reference Library'''<br>789 Yonge Street<br>Toronto, ON M4W 2G8<br>CANADA<br>Phone: 416-393-7131<br>TTY: 416-393-7030<br>Internet: [http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/Toronto Public Library]
  
:'''Toronto Reference Library'''<br>789 Yonge Street<br>Toronto, ON M4W 2G8<br>CANADA<br>Phone: 416-393-7131<br>TTY: 416-393-7030<br>Internet: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/
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:The Toronto Reference Library houses and extensive genealogical research collection. While the strength of this collection is it's Canadian content, it also includes numerous resources for the U. K., Ireland and northeastern United States, as well as some international coverage.  
  
:'''D. B. Weldon Library<br>'''The University of Western Ontario <br>1151 Richmond Street North<br>London, ON N6A 3K7<br>CANADA<br>Phone: 519 661-2111 x81111<br>Fax: 519 850-2979<br>Internet: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/weldon/
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=== University of Western Ontario D. B. Weldon Library ===
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'''D. B. Weldon Library'''<br>The University of Western Ontario <br>1151 Richmond Street North<br>London, ON N6A 3K7<br>CANADA<br>Phone: 519 661-2111 x81111<br>Fax: 519 850-2979<br>Internet: [http://www.lib.uwo.ca/weldon/ Weldon Library web page]
  
Major church archives are discussed in [[Ontario Church Records]]. To learn about Ontario municipal archives, see sources cited in [[Canada Archives and Libraries]].  
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:Major church archives are discussed in [[Ontario Church Records]]. To learn about Ontario municipal archives, see sources cited in [[Canada Archives and Libraries]].
  
=== Ontario Online Collections ===
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== Ontario Online Records ==
  
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=== Inventories, Registers, and Catalogs  ===
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== Inventories, Registers, and Catalogs  ==
  
 
A directory of addresses, telephone numbers, hours, and brief description of collections is:  
 
A directory of addresses, telephone numbers, hours, and brief description of collections is:  
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*Bloomfield, Elizabeth, ed. ''Inventory of Primary and Archival Sources: Guelph and Wellington County to 1940''. Guelph, Ontario: University of Guelph, 1989. (Family History Library {{FHL|538859|title-id|disp=book 971.342 H23i; fiche 6104305}}.)
 
*Bloomfield, Elizabeth, ed. ''Inventory of Primary and Archival Sources: Guelph and Wellington County to 1940''. Guelph, Ontario: University of Guelph, 1989. (Family History Library {{FHL|538859|title-id|disp=book 971.342 H23i; fiche 6104305}}.)
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
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== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ==
  
 
Computers with modems (commonly known as the internet) can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks serve as libraries. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:  
 
Computers with modems (commonly known as the internet) can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks serve as libraries. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:  
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Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of May 2007, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:  
 
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of May 2007, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:  
  
=== Canada GenWeb  ===
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== Canada GenWeb  ==
  
 
*http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/
 
*http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/
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A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province.  
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province.  
  
=== Canadian Genealogy Resources  ===
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== Canadian Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
*http://genealogy.about.com/od/canada/
 
*http://genealogy.about.com/od/canada/
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Lists county, provincial, and national resources; personal pages; and publications.  
 
Lists county, provincial, and national resources; personal pages; and publications.  
  
=== Roots-L  ===
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== Roots-L  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/canada.html]
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A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.  
 
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.  
  
=== FamilySearch™  ===
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== FamilySearch™  ==
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]
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Repositories

The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers:

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N4
CANADA
Telephone: 613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll free in Canada and the US)
Fax: 613-995-6274
TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll free in Canada)
Internet: Canada Collections

Archives of Ontario

Archives of Ontario
134 Ian MacDonald Blvd.
Toronto, ON M7A 2C5
CANADA
Phone: 416-327-1552
Fax: 416-327-1999
Internet: Archives

Many records for the old pre-1867 "Province of Canada" (which combined present Ontario and Quebec) are at the National Archives of Canada. Other records for the province and counties of Ontario are at the Archives of Ontario. Many records from both archives are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
Both the Archives of Ontario and the National Archives of Canada lend copies of many of their microfilmed records to public libraries through the interlibrary loan service.
If you plan to visit either of these archives, contact the organization and ask for information about their collection, hours, services, and fees.

Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
CANADA
Phone: 416-393-7131
TTY: 416-393-7030
Internet: Public Library

The Toronto Reference Library houses and extensive genealogical research collection. While the strength of this collection is it's Canadian content, it also includes numerous resources for the U. K., Ireland and northeastern United States, as well as some international coverage.

University of Western Ontario D. B. Weldon Library

D. B. Weldon Library
The University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond Street North
London, ON N6A 3K7
CANADA
Phone: 519 661-2111 x81111
Fax: 519 850-2979
Internet: Weldon Library web page

Major church archives are discussed in Ontario Church Records. To learn about Ontario municipal archives, see sources cited in Canada Archives and Libraries.

Ontario Online Records

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ontario
Online Records
Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Inventories, Registers, and Catalogs

A directory of addresses, telephone numbers, hours, and brief description of collections is:

  • Taylor, Ryan. Important Genealogical Collections in Ontario Libraries and Archives: A Directory. Toronto, Ontario: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1994. (Family History Library book 971.3 J54t.)

See Ontario Societies for a directory of Heritage Organization repositories.

A few localities have published inventories of sources relating to their area; these are at archives throughout the province. An excellent example is:

  • Bloomfield, Elizabeth, ed. Inventory of Primary and Archival Sources: Guelph and Wellington County to 1940. Guelph, Ontario: University of Guelph, 1989. (Family History Library book 971.342 H23i; fiche 6104305.)

Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards

Computers with modems (commonly known as the internet) can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks serve as libraries. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:

  • Locate other researchers.
  • Post queries.
  • Send and receive E-mail.
  • Search large databases.
  • Search computer libraries.
  • Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Ontario in a variety of sources at local, provincial, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.

Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of May 2007, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:

Canada GenWeb

A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and province.

Canadian Genealogy Resources

Lists county, provincial, and national resources; personal pages; and publications.

Roots-L

A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.

FamilySearch™

The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. Familysearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. This is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.