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

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Genealogy of Leeds and Grenville Counties

Genealogy links for Leeds County

Links to censuses, cemetery transcriptions, military records, passenger lists, family history societies for Leeds County, Ontario, Canada Genealogy Links

Leeds County Genealogy Queries

This site is a message board for Leeds, Ontario, Canada; Cousin Connect

Ontario Genealogical Society Leeds & Grenville Branch

Leeds and Grenville

Ontario GenWeb Project Leeds and Grenville Counties

Genealogy Resources Leeds-Grenville This site contains articles and links to Census Returns, Cemeteries, Churches and Congregations plus much more.

Automated Genealogy

1852 Census of Canada West (Ontario) District 20 Leeds Automated Genealogy Census 52 District

This site has a surname search that makes it easy to find your family in the 1852 Census.

The Olive Tree Genealogy

Your link to the past since February 1996! Search for your ancestors in free Ships' Passenger lists, Naturalization Records, Palatine Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, American Genealogy, Native American Genealogy, Huguenots, Mennonites, Almshouse Records, Orphan Records, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more. marks FREE genealogy records. Olive Tree Genealogy

Rideau Heritage Route Genealogy

Communities along the Rideau Heritage route originally began to be settled in the late 1700's and 1800's. Settlers came from Europe either for a new beginning or to escape some foreign pressure. In our area, thousands of Irish immigrants were used for labour to build the Rideau Canal. When did your ancestor immigrate to Ontario? Did they help build this historical marvel? This section will provide information on finding resources to help you answer these questions. Rideau Heritage Route Rideau Genealogy


Civil Registration

Birth

Marriage

Death


Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record

  • 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

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

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


Year Census Links

1800-1842

Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

Ancestry $

1851

Canada Census, 1851

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1861

Census of Canada, 1861

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1871

Census of Canada, 1871

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
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1881

Census of Canada, 1881

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
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1891

Census of Canada, 1891

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1901

Census of Canada, 1901

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com $

1911

Census of Canada, 1911

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
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1921

Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records

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

These records are incomplete.

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Cemetery Records

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

Online Cemetery Records

Populated Places Table

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POPULATED PLACE1

FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE

FHL 

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WIKIPEDIA

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CURRENT DIVISION LINK, where applicable
 Addison       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Athens        Link     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Ballycanoe        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Bastard   Township      Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Bethel       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Brockville       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Caintown    

Link

  Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Chantry       &nbspLink     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Charleston        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Delta        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Elgin          Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Elizabethtown    Township    Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Forfar        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Front of Escott     Township     Link |   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Front of Leeds and  Lansdowne   Township   Link   Link    Link   Link   Link   Link
 Front of Yonge   Township     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Gananoque       &nbsp Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Glen Buell        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Glen Elbe        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Greenbush        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Grenadier Island        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Halsteads Bay         Link   Link   Link     Link   Link   Link
 Harlem       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Jasper        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Kitley   Township     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Lansdowne       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Lombardy       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Lyn       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Lyndhurst       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Mallorytown       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Morton       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Newboro        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Newboyne        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 North Crosby    Township     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Oakleaf       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Philipsville        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Plum Hollow        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Portland        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne    Township     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Rear of Yonge and Escott   Township     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Rocksprings       Link   Link     Link   Link   Link   Link
 Smith's Falls        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Soperton         Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 South Burgess      Township     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 South Crosby   Township    Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 South Elmsley    Township    Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Toledo        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Trevelyan        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Westport      Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Wilstead       Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Yonge Mills        Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
 Yonge     Township     Link   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
                   
 ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???       Link          

Websites

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.

  • W.J. Miller collection - consists of the genealogical records of Leeds County, Ontario, that Miller provided. It is made up of charts, correspondence, certificates, announcements, invitations, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, photographs, wills, and land records, among other items.

History of Leeds and Grenville County

History of Leeds and Grenville-Online books from "Canada's Local Histories Online"

Our Roots This site contains two digial books:

  1.  The History of Leeds and Grenville by Leavitt, Thaddeus and William Henry 
  2. History of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, from 1749 to 1879 : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers.

Leeds Historical Society

Preserving the Cornerstones of our Past Leeds Historical Society Page14

Leeds County, Ontario: Original Townships

Leeds County, Ontario: Original Townships  This link has the original townships and links to each township.

Original Townships
  • Bastard now part of Rideau Lakes
  • Elizabethtown now part of Elizabethtown-Kitley
  • Escott Front of Escott now part of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Rear of Escott now part of Athens
  • Kitley now part of Elizabethtown-Kitley
  • Lansdowne now part of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
  • Leeds now part of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
  • North Crosby now part of Rideau Lakes
  • South Burgess now part of Rideau Lakes
  • South Crosby now part of Rideau Lakes
  • South Elmsley now part of Rideau Lakes
  • Yonge Front of Yonge still exists, Rear of Yonge and Escott now part of Athens


Cemeteries of Leeds County

Canada GenWeb Cemetery  Geneofun

St Patrick Roman Catholic Cemetery Canada Cemetery Genweb

Leeds and Grenville Gen Web Rootsweb Ancestry~on Leeds Grenville Cemeteries

Find a grave Leeds County, Ontario Graves

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

This site lists all the cemeteries in Leeds County and other Ontario County but does not give links or addresses.    Leeds COUNTY Cemetery List

Family History Library Books and Films -Leeds County Cemeteries

Herald Angel Anglican Church Cemetery record : Front of Leeds & Lansdowne Township, 1976

Written by Jean and Gordon D. Smithson and the Ontario Genealogical society Kington Branch

Book 371.373V3 no 361 Also on microfiche Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. 1 microfiche. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6100754 (1 fiche)

Some township of Leeds & Lansdowne Front cemeteries, Leeds Co. Ontario

Dulcemaine, Sand Bay, Allen, Marble Rock and Ontario Genealogical Society. Leeds & Grenville Branch
Subjects Ontario, Leeds, Front of Leeds and Lansdowne Township - Cemeteries

Book 371.373V3 no.357

On microfiche. Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991. 1 microfiche. FHL US/CAN Fiche
6088364 (1 fiche)

Union Cemetery, lot 4, concession 4, township of Lansdowne, county of Leeds, Ontario, Canada

Subjects Ontario, Leeds, Front of Leeds and Lansdowne Township - Cemeteries

Book 371.373V3 no 367

On microfiche Salt Lake City  Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991. 1 microfiche. FHL US/CAN Fiche
6088352 (1 fiche)