Lincoln County, Ontario Genealogy

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

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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, Lincoln 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, Lincoln 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


Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

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Canada Census, 1851

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Census of Canada, 1861

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Census of Canada, 1871

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Census of Canada, 1881

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Census of Canada, 1891

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Census of Canada, 1901

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Census of Canada, 1911

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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.


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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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



 Abingdon       Link   Link
 Basingstoke         Link   Link
 Beamsville        Link    Link
 Caistor   Township    Link   Link
 Caistorville      Link   Link
 Clinton   Township    Link   Link
 Fulton        Link   Link
 Gainsborough    Township   Link   Link
 Grantham   Township   Link   Link
 Grimsby       Link   Link
 Grimsby      Township   
 Homer       Link   Link
 Jordan     Link   Link 
 Jordan Station        Link   Link
 Kimbo     Link    Link
 Lincoln       Link   Link
 Louth   Township  Link   Link
 McNab       Link   Link
 Niagara        Link   Link
 Niagara   Township Link   Link
 North Grimsby    Township  Link   Link
 Port Dalhousie       Link   Link
 Rockway       Link   Link
 Smithville     Link   Link
 South Grimsby    Township   Link   Link
 St. Anns      Link   Link
 St. Catherines       
 St. Davids      Link   Link
 Vineland       Link   Link
 Virgil     Link   Link
 Warner         Link   Link
 Wellandport     Link   Link
 West Lincoln    Township   
 Winslow     Link    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.

Newspapers & Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Some Connecting Links Between Ireland and the New World from Old Newspapers.  Article  has alphabetical listings of birth, marriages and deaths in the Munster Newspapers (Ireland) covers U.S.A, Canada, West Indies and England.  years 1765 - 1826.  Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.2, no.1, 1970 pages 62-69. Family History Library ref. 941.5 B2i