Welland County: Populated Places Tables

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How Each Column Helps You With Your Research

1. POPULATED PLACE column: names the "populated place" or "location" of interest.

2. FORMER NAME, if applicable column: if the location was known by another name, it is listed here (a year of name change is given, if known).

3. TYPE column: gives type of location (i.e. village, town, city, etc.) - the size definition varies per province.

4. FHL CATALOG column: links the "catagories of sources" available in the Family History Library for this populated place or location.

5. WIKIPEDIA column: links to background information regarding this location or its county if Wikipedia does not have an article for that specific place.

Useful Websites

  • Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) - gives brief information about a place, including historic names/places. For historic information, scroll to #3, and click Formerly Official, also try with All.
  • Google Maps - shows the whereabouts of places on a map.
  • Google Images - shows pictures/photos/old maps (sometimes) of a place.
  • WorldCat - shows sources (books, maps, etc.) at various libraries/repositories, etc. for a place.


  • Listed below are the Populated Places in this district, according to the Gazetteer of Canada: Ontario of 1962.[1]  This gazetteer is used for the sources of locations or Populated Places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Province of Ontario.
  • If you wish the current division, where your Populated Place now exists, check the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base listed above.

Populated Places Table

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



 Allanburg       Link   Link
 Bertie   Township     Link   Link
 Bethel        Link   Link
 Bridgeburg        Link   Link
 Chippewa       Link   Link
 City of the Falls        Link   Link
 Clifton       Link   Link
 Crowland    Township    Link   Link
 Drummondville       Link   Link
 Falls View        Link   Link
 Fonthill          Link   Link
 Fort Erie        Link   Link
 Humberstone      Township    Link   Link
 Lundy's Lane       Link   Link
 Marshville       Link   Link 
 Niagara Falls        Link   Link
 Niagara Falls Village        Link   Link
 North Pelham        Link   Link
 Pelham   Township    Link   Link
 Petersburg        Link   Link
 Port Colborne        Link   Link
 Port Robinson          Link   Link
 Ridgeville       Link   Link
 Ridgeway        Link   Link
 Snyder       Link   Link
 St. Johns West        Link   Link
 Stamford       Link   Link
 Stamford   Township    Link   Link
 Stevensville       Link   Link
 Thorold        Link   Link
 Thorold    Township   Link   Link
 Victoria       Link   Link
 Wainfleet    Township    Link   Link
 Welland        Link   Link
 Willoughby   Township    Link   Link
 Windmill Point        Link   Link


  1. Gazetteer of Canada. Ontario, (Ottawa, Ontario: Geographical Branch, Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys, 1962). FHL book 971.3 E5c