Prince Edward County, Ontario Genealogy
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Guide to Prince Edward County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
- 1 Civil Registration
- 2 Census Records
- 3 Church Records
- 4 Cemetery Records
- 5 Populated Places Table
- 6 Websites
- 1869 - 1911 Ontario Births, 1869-1911 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1858 - 1913 - Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913 at Ancestry.com--index and images. ($)
- 1869 - 1912 - Ontario Births, 1869-1912 at --index. ($)
- 1801-1858 - Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858 at FamilySearch — index and images.
- 1801-1928, 1933-1934 - Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934 at Ancestry.com--index and images. ($)
- 1858-1869 - Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 at FamilySearch — index and images.
- 1869-1937, and some 1939-1947 - Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and some 1939-1947 - Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 at Ancestry.com--index and images. ($)
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 available for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:
- a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Prince Edward 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, Prince Edward 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. . 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||District and Sub-District Availability||Links|
Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842
Canada Census, 1851
|Prince Edward (District 32)
Census of Canada, 1861
|Prince Edward District
Ameliasburgh, Athol, Hallowell, Hilier, Marysbugh,
Picton, & Sophiasburgh
Census of Canada, 1871
|District 59 separated into sub-districts
Census of Canada, 1881
|District 125 separated into sub-districts::
Census of Canada, 1891
|District 112, separated into sub-distrcts:
Institutions recorded separately
Census of Canada, 1901
|District 109 separated into sub-districts:
Census of Canada, 1911
|District 115 separated into sub-districts:
Census of Canada, 1921
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.
- Link to Anglican church archives
- Link to Baptist church archives
- Link to Catholic church archives
- Link to Lutheran church archives
- Link to Moravian church archives
- Link to Presbyterian church archives
- Link to United Church of Canada (including Methodist) church archives
Online Church Records
These records are incomplete.
- Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899 collection includes indexed Ontario church records.
- Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910.
- Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923., images only.
- Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923, index and images, ($).
- Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1802-1967
- Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Marriages, 1827-1870, ($).
- Various individual church records at FindMyPast, ($).
See, Ontario Cemeteries for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.
Online Cemetery Records
- Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid website has a free, searchable database of over 2 million burials in Ontario. It can be searched by name, cemetery, county and town, but its references do not include dates of death. Although it does not include any gravestone inscriptions, it can be used to locate graves in Ontario.
- Ontario Cemetery Ancestory Index
- Ontario Name Index (TONI)
- The Ontario section of Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project
- Ontario, Canada Headstones.com
- Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Populated Places Table
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|Ameliasburgh|| Seventh Town
|Black River Bridge||Link||Link|
|North Marysburgh|| Fifth Township
|South Marysburgh|| Fifth Township
|ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???||Link|
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.
Contributed by Hicks, John. Duff, Kandy, Reid, Margaret. The Cannons in Canada. Who are They? - How did They Get There? The family of Mathew and Ellen Cannon late of West Tytherley in Hampshire, England. Family history showing that Britain had a policy of supplying the Dominions with a steady stream of semi skilled labour through the auspices of Dr. Barnado Homes. One of the descendants Sarah Ann Stephens was sent to Canada in 1899 at the age of 13, indentured to Mr. Owen Roblin of Ameliasburg. She saved hard, and ended her indenture in 1904, and went back to England, for employment in Romsey. She married Robert Cannons, in England, and they went back to Ameliasburg, where they sponsored other siblings and their spouses to emaigrate to Canada. A list accordingly date, and names. Article covers years 1853-1967, although Rachel nee Cannons aged 89, was the only one alive in 1991. Article in the Hampshire Family Historian, vol. XVIII, no.3. November 1991, pages 197-198. Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h