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Useful Websites for Genealogy Research
Archives of Ontario: Access to a unique and multi-faceted collection that includes records dating back to the late 16th century and contains everything from hand-written ledgers to electronic files, hand-drawn maps, architectural drawings, photographs, films and sound recordings.
Canadian Headstones: Their mission is to capture digital images and the complete transcription of headstones of our ancestors. You can browse gravestone records by a cemetery or find a grave in Canada by searching the province or territory. Additions are being made on a regular basis.
Dufferin County Museum and Archives: The Archives collects papers, records, books, photographs, oral history and other documentary sources which help the researcher to discover and interpret the history of Dufferin County and the stories of the people who lived here.
Family Search: FamilySearch offers free access to a collection of records, resources, and services including assistance at more than 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries.
Find a Grave: Find the graves of ancestors, thousands of famous people from around the world, create virtual memorials or add a note to a loved one's grave.
Find my Past: Findmypast is a UK-based online genealogy service that has over 4 billion searchable records of census, directory and historical record information. This is a fee-based subscription website.
Genealogy and Family History (Library and Archives Canada): Tips for how to begin family history research, access to databases, sources and other research tools.
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid: A pointer database consisting of the surnames, cemetery name and location of over 3 Million interments from several thousand cemeteries, cairns, memorials, and cenotaphs in Ontario Canada.
Ontario Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists: Members gain peer support beneficial for discussing research strategies and methodology, mutual concerns about business management and records access, and for improving skills.
Ontario Genealogical Historical Archive: Historical newspaper files from various regions of Ontario.
Ontario Historical Society: Publishes Ontario History, a scholarly peer-reviewed journal featuring articles and book reviews related to Ontario's history. Provides a forum for individuals, organizations and institutions to exchange ideas, research and experiences related to the rich history of the province, including built heritage, natural heritage, cemeteries, and research and scholarship.
Our Ontario: The discovery portal searches across hundreds of sites in one search. You can find audio, video, text, government documents, images and collections about Ontario, or from an Ontario organization.