Norfolk County, Ontario Genealogy

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Guide to Norfolk 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, Norfolk 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, Norfolk 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]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Populated Places Table[edit | edit source]

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



 Acacia       Link   Link
 Bloomsburg         Link   Link
 Bookton        Link   Link
 Boston        Link   Link
 Charlotteville   Township    Link   Link
 Clear Creek       Link   Link
 Colborne      Link   Link
 Courtland        Link     Link
 Cultus        Link    Link
 Delhi       Link   Link
 Forestville         Link   Link
 Glen Meyer       Link   Link
 Glenshee          Link   Link
 Hartford         Link   Link
 Hemlock      Link   Link 
 Houghton    Township  Link   Link
 Jacksonburg       Link     Link
 Kelvin       Link   Link
 Kinglake       Link   Link
 La Salette      Link   Link
 Langton        Link   Link
 Lynedoch         Link   Link
 Lynnville      Link   Link
 Middleton     Township   Link   Link
 Normandale       Link   Link
 North Walsingham    Township   Link   Link
 Port Dover        Link   Link
 Port Rowan       Link   Link
 Port Royal        Link   Link
 Port Ryerse         Link   Link
 Rainham   Township   
 Renton      Link   Link
 Rhineland        Link   Link
 Rockford         Link   Link
 Round Plains        Link     Link
 Silver Hill        Link   Link
 Simcoe       Link   Link
 South Walsingham    Township    Link   Link
 St. Williams        Link    Link
 Teeterville        Link   Link
 Townsend Centre          Link   Link  
 Townsend     Township    Link   Link
 Tyrrell       Link   Link
 Vanessa           Link    Link
 Villa Nova        Link   Link
 Vittoria        Link   Link
 Walsh        Link   Link
 Walsingham        Link   Link
 Walsingham   Township    Link   Link
 Waterford       Link   Link
 Wilsonville       Link   Link
 Windham Centre        Link   Link
 Windham    Township    Link   Link
 Woodhouse   Township    Link   Link
 Wyecombe       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.