Essex County, Ontario Genealogy

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Guide to Essex County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]


Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be available for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Essex 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, Essex 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.

Census Records[edit | edit source]


Year Census Links

1800-1842

Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

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1851

Canada Census, 1851

Archives of Canada
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1861

Census of Canada, 1861

Archives of Canada
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1871

Census of Canada, 1871

Archives of Canada
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1881

Census of Canada, 1881

Archives of Canada
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1891

Census of Canada, 1891

Archives of Canada
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1901

Census of Canada, 1901

Archives of Canada
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1911

Census of Canada, 1911

Archives of Canada
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1921

Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation. They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult. For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy.

Online Church Records[edit | edit source]

These records are incomplete.

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Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

See, Ontario Cemeteries for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.

Online Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

Populated Places Table[edit | edit source]


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POPULATED PLACE

FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE

FHL CATALOG

WIKIPEDIA

Albuna Link Link
Amherstburg Link Link
Anderdon Township Link Link
Belle River Link Link
Blythewood Link Link
Colchester North Township Link Link
Colchester South Township Link Link
Comber Link Link
Cottam Link Link
Emeryville Link Link
Essex Link Link
Ford City Link Link
Gosfield North Township Link Link
Gosfield South Township Link Link
Gosfield Township Link Link
Harrow Link Link
Kingsville Link Link
LaSalle Link Link
Leamington Link Link
Maidstone Link Link
Maidstone Township Link Link
Malden Township Link Link
McGregor Link Link
Mersea Township Link Link
North Ridge Link Link
Oldcastle Link Link
Olinda Link Link
Pelee Island Link Link
Pelee Township Link Link
Pointe-aux-Roches Link Link
Pt. Au Pelee Island Link Link
Puce Link Link
River Canard Link Link
Rochester Township Link Link
Ruscorn Station Link Link
Ruthven Link Link
Sandwich Link Link
Sandwich East Township Link Link
Sandwich South Township Link Link
Sandwich West Township Link Link
St.Clair Beach Link Link
St. Joachim Link Link
Staples Link Link
Stoney Point Link Link
Tecumseh Link Link
Tilbury North Township Link Link
Tilbury West Township Link Link
Walkerville Link Link
Wheatley Link Link
Windsor Link Link
Woodslee Link Link
ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG??? Link

Websites[edit | edit source]

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.