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GENEALOGICAL ONLINE RESOURCES

 Local:

Ontario Ancestors (Ontario Genealogical Society): https://ogs.on.ca/

Durham Region Branch, O.G.S.: https://timetraces.com/durhambranch/

 [The above is a temporary link.]

Oshawa Ontario FamilySearch Centre

https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Oshawa_Ontario_FamilySearch_Centre

Location: 632 Thornton Rd N, Oshawa, Ontario L1J6T6 Phone: 905-728-3151

(Entrance is located at the south west corner of building.)

E-mail: on_oshawa@familyhistorymail.org

FamilySearch Centre Affiliates:

https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/FamilySearch_Affiliate_Libraries#Canada

Ajax Public Libraries

Kawartha Lake Public Libraries

Oshawa Public Library

Ramara Township Public Libraries

Whitby Public Library

Township of Uxbridge Public Library

 

Census:

1851/2 census Oshawa:

http://images.ourontario.ca/whitby/3307477/data?n=29

(Anglican entries only / names only / Oshawa starts on image 10)

 

Newcastle District Census & Assessment

http://www.trentu.ca/library/archives/84-021

(Supplement to the microfilm)

 

Church Records Collection:

An assortment of transcriptions and photocopies of local church records are held in the Durham Region Branch office.

Newcastle District Marriage Records (additional entries only)

http://www.trentu.ca/library/archives/83-016

Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register (with images)

http://bowergenealogy.ca/resources/methodist/IndexM.htm

 

Directories: [including contributions by Wyatt Avery]

Vernon’s Directories: Oshawa 1921 – 2002

  Whitby 1960 – 2002

https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/?search=&sort=_score&perpage=10&page=1&fulltext=1&&page=1&refine[OwningInstitution][]=The%20Ontario%20Genealogical%20Society

 

Search Oshawa Directories 1921-1969 online 

https://bit.ly/2UQzcpz #2020AAW

(Includes 1916/17 Ontario & Durham Counties Vernon’s Farmers & Business Directory & 1911 Oshawa Business Directory)

Gazetteer and Business Directory for the United Counties of Northumberland & Durham 1865-6

https://archive.org/details/gazetteerbusines1865suth

1866 Directory of Ontario County

https://durham.ogs.on.ca/resources/Ontario_1866_Directory/index.html             

1869 Directory of Ontario County

https://durham.ogs.on.ca/resources/Ontario_1869_Directory/index.html

• 1869 - https://digitalarchive.tpl.ca/objects/355341/the-county-of-durham-directory?ctx=fc2db5b6e293f559aa038cd9d56d1a856b2c05e9&idx=0#

• 1880 - https://digitalarchive.tpl.ca/objects/355540/directory-and-book-of-reference-for-the-west-riding-of-the-c#

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The Union Publishing Co’s Farmers’ & Business Directory for the counties of Durham, Peterborough, Victoria for 1884

https://archive.org/details/unionpublishingc01unse

The Union Publishing Co’s Farmers’ & Business Directory for the counties of Durham, Northumberland, Peterborough, Victoria for 1886

https://archive.org/details/unionpublishingc02unse

Farmers’ and Classified Business Directory for the Counties of Durham, Northumberland, Peterborough and Victoria for 1887

https://archive.org/details/farmersclassifie1887unio

The Union Publishing Co’s Farmers’ & Business Directory for the counties of Muskoka, Ontario, Simcoe, Victoria, Durham for 1889

https://archive.org/details/unionpublishingc04unse

Farmers and Business Directory for the Counties of Durham, Northumberland, Ontario, Peterboro and Victoria for 1890

https://archive.org/details/farmersbusinessd1890unio

The Union Publishing Co’s (of Ingersoll.) Farmers and Business Directory for the counties of Durham, Hastings, Lennox, Addington, Northumberland, Prince Edward for 1893

https://discover.cabhc.ca/uploads/r/community-archives-of-belleville-and-hastings-county/0/a/3/0a3feb8a4217d59bc05cebbcee242f855feebe512a818ff3fb3d39872470ca31/1893Directory.pdf

Farmers and Business Directory for the Counties of Durham, Northumberland, Peterboro and Victoria. And Districts of Haliburton, Muskoka Nipissing and Parry Sound for 1897-8

https://archive.org/details/farmersbusinessd1897unio

Farmers and Business Directory for the Counties of Durham, Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterboro and Victoria for 1903

https://archive.org/details/farmersbusinessd1903unio

Vernon’s Durham, Haliburton, Northumberland, Ontario, Peterboro and Victoria County Directory, 1916 [ / 1917]

https://archive.org/details/vernonsdirectory19167

Helpful Websites:

Barbara Kyle & Peter Bolton’s Port Hope website

http://alivingpast.ca/

Bill Martin’s Genealogy Pages

              http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/sitemap.htm

Brian Winter Vertical File Collection [Whitby Township]

              https://0901.nccdn.net/4_2/000/000/081/4ce/brian-winter-vertical-file-collection.pdf

CanadaGenWeb

              https://canadagenweb.org/

Canadian Geographical Names Database

              https://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/search-place-names/search

Canadiana

              https://www.canadiana.ca/

Coroner’s Inquests Index (Durham)

http://www.trentu.ca/library/archives/84-020

Cyndi’s List

              https://www.cyndislist.com/

FamilySearch

            https://www.rootsweb.com/

Olive Tree Genealogy

              https://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml

Ontario and Upper Canada Genealogy and History (Michael Stephenson – free indexes)

https://www.ontariogenealogy.com/

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

              https://ocfa.islandnet.com/

Ontario Locator (Place Name Directory)

              https://canadagenweb.org/specialprojects/ontario-locator/

Ontario Name Index, The (TONI)

              https://ogs.on.ca/

Our Ontario

              https://search.ourontario.ca/

Prisoners: Cobourg Jail

http://www.trentu.ca/library/archives/84-020

Rootsweb

              https://www.rootsweb.com/

Vintage Ajax [Facebook]

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/1641108162833783/

Vintage Bowmanville [Facebook]

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/1237056426334358/

Vintage Brooklin [Facebook]

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintagebrooklin/

Vintage Hampton [Facebook]

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/627842404454150/

Vintage Oshawa [Facebook]

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/314293565275586/

Vintage Pickering [Facebook]

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintagepickering/

Vintage Uxbridge [Facebook]

              https://www.facebook.com/p/Vintage-Uxbridge-100070768255767/

Vintage Whitby [Facebook]

              https://www.facebook.com/groups/269943443168610/

Land:

General Register books

https://www.onland.ca/ui/

By map:

https://help.onland.ca/en/property-search/

Note: easier to use (rural)

https://www.familysearch.org/en/

 

Libraries:

Ajax Public Library 

https://ajaxlibrary.ca/
Brock Township Libraries 

http://www.brocklibraries.ca
Clarington Library 

http://www.clarington-library.on.ca

Durham College Library

              https://durhamcollege.ca/student-life/campus-services/library

Kawartha Lakes Public Library

https://www.kawarthalakeslibrary.ca/en/index.aspx

Library and Archives Canada

https://library-archives.canada.ca/eng
Oshawa Public Libraries

http://www.oshlib.ca/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=genhist&back=infres
Pickering Library 

http://www.picnet.org

Port Hope Public Library

              https://porthopepubliclibrary.ca/

Ramara Township Public Library

https://www.ramarapubliclibrary.org/client/en_US/Ramara/
Scugog (Port Perry) Library

 http://www.scugoglibrary.ca/

Toronto Public Library (Virtual Reference Library) [Note: Temporarily unavailable]

              https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/arts_culture/2017/05/ontario-resources-available-in-the-digital-archive.html

Trent University Library and Archives

http://www.trentu.ca/library/archives/digital_resources

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech University)

https://ontariotechu.ca/sites/library/
Uxbridge Public Library [Township of]

http://www.uxlib.com
Whitby Public Library 

http://www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/index.php

 

Local History Books on-line:

“Chronicles of a County Town: Whitby Pat and Present” by Brian Winter 1999 [Index]

              https://www.whitbylibrary.ca/chronicles

“Past Years in Pickering” by William R. Wood 1911

https://archive.org/details/pastyearsinpicke00wooduoft/page/18/mode/2up

Reach / Scugog Townships:[Assorted books]

https://www.scugogheritage.com/historybooks/index.htm

“Pioneer Days at Greenbank”by Mary A. Till 1916

https://archive.org/details/pioneerdaysatgre00till

“The Craggs of Greenbank”by Georgina Fandrey (nee Cragg) 1977

https://digitalcollections.ucalgary.ca/archive/The-Craggs-of-Greenbank-2R3BF1FJ4NNDD.html

“The Townships of Darlington and Clarke...” by John Squair 1927

https://archive.org/details/localhistory_2HE/mode/2up

The Rural Diary Archive has at least 10 diaries from Ontario & Durham Counties

https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/

 

Maps:

1860’s Tremaine’s Maps

https://utoronto.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8cc6be34f6b54992b27da17467492d2f

McGill University Historical Atlas’ (ca. 1870’s)

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/

 

 Museums, Archives and Historical Societies:

Archives of Ontario

              https://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx

Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society

https://btehs.com/

Beaverton Historical Society

 https://historicbeaverton.org/

Cannington & Area Historical Society

http://www.canningtonhistoricalsociety.ca/home.html

Clarington Museums & Archives

https://claringtonmuseums.com/

Durham Region Area Archives Group

https://durhamregionarchivesgroup.com/whitby-archives/

Lake Scugog Historical Society

https://lakescugoghistoricalsociety.com/

Manvers Historical Society

https://www.facebook.com/ManversHistorical/

Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society [Archives]

 https://millbrookcavanhs.org/

Newcastle Village and District Historical Society

https://newcastlehistorical.ca/

Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum

              https://www.ontrmuseum.ca/tankmuseum/

Oshawa Historical Society

 https://oshawahistoricalsociety.org/

Oshawa Museum [& Archives]

 http://oshawamuseum.org/

Pickering Local History Collection Digital Archive

https://corporate.pickering.ca/PLHCWebLink/Welcome.aspx?cr=1

Pickering Museum Village

https://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/pickering-museum-village.aspx

Pickering Township Historical Society

https://www.facebook.com/PickeringHistorical/

Port Hope and District Historical Society [Dorothy’s House Museum]

http://www.porthopehistorical.ca/museum.htm

Port Hope Archives

https://www.archeion.ca/port-hope-archives

Port Perry / Scugog Township Heritage Gallery

https://www.scugogheritage.com/misc/hamlets.htm

Scugog Shores Museum Village

https://www.scugog.ca/en/live-and-play/Scugog-Shores-Museum-Village.aspx

Sunderland & District Historical Society

http://sunmus.ca/

Town of Ajax Archives

https://www.ajax.ca/en/play-and-discover/history-and-archives.aspx

Town of Whitby Archives

https://www.whitbylibrary.ca/archives-and-local-history

Uxbridge Historical Centre [Museum & Archives]

https://www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com/

Uxbridge Scott Historical Society

http://www.ushs.ca/

Whitby Historical Society [Lynde House Museum]

https://whitbyhistoricalsociety.com/

 

Newspapers:

Whitby Newspapers

http://vitacollections.ca/whitbynews/search

Oshawa Newspapers

http://news.ourontario.ca/oshawa/search

Clarington (Bowmanville) Newspapers

http://vitacollections.ca/claringtonnews/search

Pickering Newspapers

            https://corporate.pickering.ca/PLHCWebLink/Welcome.aspx?dbid=0&repo=PICKERING&cr=1

Port Perry (Scugog) Newspapers

https://vitacollections.ca/lshs-news/search

Ontario Newspapers List

https://theancestorhunt.com/blog/ontario-online-historical-newspapers-summary/

 

Yearbook collection:

See our collection list at

https://timetraces.com/durhambranch/publications/yearbook-index.htm

[The above is a temporary link.]

[Other yearbooks available in various Archives and Libraries, including the Town of Whitby Archives.]

   Stephen Wood U.E. 26 January 2024



 

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