Thursday, June 30, 2011

How do I go about finding a death & burial that occurred about 1848?

Our Research By Year pages detail what records are available during specific time periods. For 1848 see the 1840-1849 page. As a death during this time period pre-dates Vital Registration you will have to seek out church and cemetery records.

Also see our links page for a link to the genealogy group that covers the area where the death took place. Many genealogy groups have published transcripts of local cemeteries plus have a wealth of local knowledge.

As well be sure to check out the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid and CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In the 1861 Ontario census people are listed as "inmates". Any idea what "inmate" means?

One of the column headings of the 1861 census is "Names of Inmates" and refers to all persons enumerated. In this case inmate would mean those living within each dwelling enumerated.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Is there any records on the 1884 train wreck?

There are likely dozens of different types of records available that relate to this incident such as Death Records, Court Records, Funeral Records, Cemetery Records and Newspapers. Don't overlook local records!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I am having difficulty in finding out where and when someone died. It may have been in his hometown area or in England. It's from 1897, where can I find the info I need?

Ontario Death Registrations are available for this period.  They are indexed by name and can be accessed at the Archives of Ontario, any Canadian Library with microfilm facilities, Family History Centres worldwide and through a subscription to