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''[[Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ontario]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''York County'''
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''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ontario Genealogy|Ontario]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''York County'''  
  
=== Getting Started  ===
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1.  What information do you wish to locate about your ancestor?  To choose the sources you need to search first, please click on  [[Ontario Record Selection Table|RECORD SELECTION TABLE: Ontario ]], which will help you decide.
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2.&nbsp; From the above Record Selection Table, which sources do you wish to check in this county?&nbsp; To check the availability of your sources of interest as well as to check the&nbsp;websites that have them online, please click on&nbsp;this county's [[YORK COUNTY, ONTARIO: Sources Links Table|SOURCES LINKS TABLE]].<br>
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== Civil Registration==
  
3.&nbsp; Do you know the location that you wish to search in this county?&nbsp;&nbsp;If so, please check for some possible sources and some online information about your location of interest, by clicking on&nbsp; this county's [[YORK COUNTY, ONTARIO: Populated Places Table|POPULATED&nbsp;PLACES&nbsp;TABLE]].<br>
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===Birth===
  
4.&nbsp;&nbsp;For further information regarding&nbsp;your sources of interest, '''see "4 Resources"&nbsp;ABOVE in the "CONTENTS" table '''and click on the source of interest.  
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*'''1869 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1784212|Ontario Births, 1869-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1858 - 1913''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8838 Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
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*'''1869 - 1912''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30238/ontario-births-1869-1912?s=218489221 Ontario Births, 1869-1912] at [http://www.myheritage.com]--index. ($)
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===Marriage===
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*'''1858-1869''' - {{RecordSearch|2568642|Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images.
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*'''1801-1928, 1933-1934''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=792 Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
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*'''1858-1869''' - {{RecordSearch|2568642|Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images.
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*'''1801-1858''' - {{RecordSearch|2569151|Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images.
  
Remember that you should always try to get an original copy of that source to verify information.&nbsp;
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===Death===
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*'''1869-1937, and some 1939-1947''' - {{RecordSearch|1307826|Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1869-1938, 1943-1944, and some 1939-1947''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8946 Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
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===Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record===
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-or-replace-ontario-birth-certificate 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.
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-marriage-certificate-online ServiceOntario, Marriage Records] offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-death-certificate-online 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.
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===FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records===
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Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at [https://familysearch.org/locations/ Family History Centers] around the world. To find a microfilm:
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:::a. Click on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=174157&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Ontario%2C%20York%22 '''records for Canada, Ontario, York County'''.] You will see a list of available records for the county.
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:::b. You will also see above the list the link '''Places within Canada, Ontario, York County'''.  This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
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:::c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
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:::d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. [[File:FHL icons.png|75px]].  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.
  
Please&nbsp;be aware&nbsp;that this is a growing Pilot program, with new information being added on a regular basis.'''<br>'''
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==Census Records==
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/1851.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1325192?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1061 Ancestry $]
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1861/Pages/1861.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1460163?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br> [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1570 Ancestry $]
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1871/Pages/1871.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1551612?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1578 Ancestry $]
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[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/index-e.html Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1583536?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1274 Ancestry $]
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/1901.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584557?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8826 Ancestry.com $]
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[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/1911.aspx Archives of Canada]<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2143998?collectionNameFilter=true FamilySearch]<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8947 Ancestry $]
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8991 Ancestry $]
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=== History  ===
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
=== Resources  ===
 
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about Biographies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Biography|Biography]].
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Cemeteries|Cemeteries]].
 
 
==== Census Records  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Census Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Census|Census]].
 
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Church Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Church Records|Church Records]].
 
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Court Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Court Records|Court Records]].
 
 
==== Directories  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Directories in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Directories|Directories]].
 
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Genealogies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Genealogy|Genealogy]].
 
 
==== Land and Property Records  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Land and Property Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Land and Property|Land and Property]].
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Local Histories&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario History|History]].
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Maps in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Maps|Maps]].
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[http://skritch.blogspot.ca/2012/04/goads-atlas-of-toronto-online.html Goad's Atlas of Toronto] 1884-1924. &nbsp;Map of your ancestor's home in relationship to the city of Toronto.&nbsp;<br> [http://www.oldtorontomaps.blogspot.com/ Historic Maps of Toronto] <br>[http://fortyorkmaps.blogspot.com/ Fort York and Garrison Maps]  
  
==== Military Records  ====
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Read more about Ontario&nbsp;[[Ontario Maps|Maps]].
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Military Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Military Records|Military Records]].
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==== Probate Records ====
 
 
==== Newspapers &amp;&nbsp;Obituaries ====
 
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Newspapers and Obituaries&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Newspapers|Newspapers]].  
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From 1793 to 1858, two court systems worked side-by-side to handle estate matters in Ontario. The Court of Probate was the superior court and had jurisdiction over estates with real property in more than one District or county. Most York County estate matters were handled locally by the Home District Surrogate Court (until 1849) or the York County Surrogate Court (from 1850 to 1858). Name indexes for the Court of Probate and the Surrogate courts (pre-1859) are available online on the Archives of Ontario's interloan pages. The estate files are available on microfilm from the Archives of Ontario or through the Family History Library. The previously mentioned name index refers to Archives of Ontario film numbers. You'll find a conversion list to GSU film numbers on the Archives' interloan pages.  
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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In 1859, the Court of Probate was abolished, and all estates were handled by the York County Surrogate Court. Semi-alphabetical name indexes (created by the court)&nbsp;and the estate files are available on microfilm at the Archives of Ontario up to 1967. (Many are also available through the Family History Library.) Estate files older than 40 years are also held at the Archives of Ontario. Order a day or two in advance so they can be retrieved from offsite storage. More recent estate files can be obtained from the courthouse for a fee. See the Archives of Ontario's finding aids for current addresses and instructions.
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Probate Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Probate Records|Probate Records]].
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For more information, see [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2223461?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and Other Records for Family Historians'']
  
 
==== Taxation Records  ====
 
==== Taxation Records  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Taxation Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Taxation|Taxation]].  
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Assessment rolls for Toronto, from its incorporation in [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/71742?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1834 to 1899], are available at the Family History Library. More recent years are available at the [http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=7cb4ba2ae8b1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextfmt=defaultt City of Toronto Archives].  
  
==== Vital Records<br>  ====
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A searchable version of the 1853 assessment rolls of the City of Toronto are available in&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1216199?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Toronto in the 1850s : a transcription of the 1853 tax assessment rolls and guide to family history research.'']
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Vital Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Vital Records|Vital Records]].
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=== Web Sites ===
 
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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.
=== Societies and Libraries ===
 
  
=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://forebears.io/canada/ontario/regional-municipality-of-york Forebears, York County]
  
 
[http://torontofamilyhistory.org/kingandcountry/ For King and Country] - A project to transcribe the war memorials in Toronto schools.  
 
[http://torontofamilyhistory.org/kingandcountry/ For King and Country] - A project to transcribe the war memorials in Toronto schools.  
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[http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/ Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society]  
 
[http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/ Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society]  
 
=== References  ===
 
  
 
{{Ontario|Ontario}}  
 
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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, York 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, York 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

Ancestry $

1851

Canada Census, 1851

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1861

Census of Canada, 1861

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1871

Census of Canada, 1871

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1881

Census of Canada, 1881

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1891

Census of Canada, 1891

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1901

Census of Canada, 1901

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com $

1911

Census of Canada, 1911

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1921

Census of Canada, 1921

Ancestry $


Maps

Goad's Atlas of Toronto 1884-1924.  Map of your ancestor's home in relationship to the city of Toronto. 
Historic Maps of Toronto
Fort York and Garrison Maps

Read more about Ontario Maps.

Probate Records

From 1793 to 1858, two court systems worked side-by-side to handle estate matters in Ontario. The Court of Probate was the superior court and had jurisdiction over estates with real property in more than one District or county. Most York County estate matters were handled locally by the Home District Surrogate Court (until 1849) or the York County Surrogate Court (from 1850 to 1858). Name indexes for the Court of Probate and the Surrogate courts (pre-1859) are available online on the Archives of Ontario's interloan pages. The estate files are available on microfilm from the Archives of Ontario or through the Family History Library. The previously mentioned name index refers to Archives of Ontario film numbers. You'll find a conversion list to GSU film numbers on the Archives' interloan pages.

In 1859, the Court of Probate was abolished, and all estates were handled by the York County Surrogate Court. Semi-alphabetical name indexes (created by the court) and the estate files are available on microfilm at the Archives of Ontario up to 1967. (Many are also available through the Family History Library.) Estate files older than 40 years are also held at the Archives of Ontario. Order a day or two in advance so they can be retrieved from offsite storage. More recent estate files can be obtained from the courthouse for a fee. See the Archives of Ontario's finding aids for current addresses and instructions.

For more information, see Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and Other Records for Family Historians

Taxation Records

Assessment rolls for Toronto, from its incorporation in 1834 to 1899, are available at the Family History Library. More recent years are available at the City of Toronto Archives.

A searchable version of the 1853 assessment rolls of the City of Toronto are available in Toronto in the 1850s : a transcription of the 1853 tax assessment rolls and guide to family history research.

Web Sites

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.

For King and Country - A project to transcribe the war memorials in Toronto schools.

Simcoe's Gentry: Toronto Park Lots - The story of Toronto’s Park Lots.

Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society