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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection covers cemetery records from 1826 to 1935.  
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The registers are hand-written on a preprinted form. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname.  
  
== Collection History  ==
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The first non-sectarian cemetery in the city of Toronto was created following the city council’s 1825 decision to purchase a plot of land for this purpose. This was ratified by Parliament in 1826 and the first public cemetery was named the York General Burying Grounds but became better known as “Potter’s Field.” This site would be sold off in 1855 and the remains moved to the newly purchased Toronto Necropolis.
  
The first non-sectarian cemetery in the city of Toronto was created following the city council’s 1825 decision to purchase a plot of land for this purpose. This was ratified by Parliament in 1826 and the first public cemetery was named the York General Burying Grounds but became better known as “Potter’s Field.” This site would be sold off in 1855 and the remains moved to the newly purchased Toronto Necropolis.  
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As the city increased in population the trustees of the Toronto General Burying Ground would purchase the Toronto Necropolis from its owners in 1850. With continued increase in population in 1876 the Mount Pleasant Cemetery was added. Finally, in 1890 the Prospect Cemetery was added to serve the city’s growing west end.
  
As the city increased in population the trustees of the Toronto General Burying Ground would purchase the Toronto Necropolis from its owners in 1850. With continued increase in population in 1876 the Mount Pleasant Cemetery was added. Finally, in 1890 the Prospect Cemetery was added to serve the city’s growing west end.  
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For a list of cemeteries currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1627831/waypoints Browse].  
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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This collection covers cemetery records from 1826 to 1935.
  
 
This collection was created to provide a list of those buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries: Potter’s Field, Toronto Necropolis, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Prospect Cemetery.  
 
This collection was created to provide a list of those buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries: Potter’s Field, Toronto Necropolis, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Prospect Cemetery.  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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This collection is a reliable record of individuals buried in the cemeteries, barring human error or deliberate falsification.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
This collection is a reliable record of individuals buried in the cemeteries, barring human error or deliberate falsification.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
== Collection Description  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Superintendent of Administrative Services.}}
  
The registers are hand-written on a preprinted form. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname.  
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[[Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
<gallery caption="Toronto Trust Cemeteries" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
<gallery caption="Toronto Trust Cemeteries" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Toronto Trust Cemeteries004455467 00009.jpg|
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These cemetery records may include the following information:
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*Full name of the deceased
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*Age at death (year, month and day)
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*Place of birth
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*Date and place of death
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*Cause of death
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*Full name of nearest relative
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*Name of cemetery
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*Marital status
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*Date and place of burial
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== How to Use the Collection  ==
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year and place of death
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*Name of cemetery
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search this collection using the browse:
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name"<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Volume Number" which will take you to the images<br>
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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To search this collection using the index:
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. 
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==== Using the Information  ====
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This collection can be used to find valid information about individuals buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries.
  
*Surname and given name of the deceased.  
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Often cemetery records contain the birth and death date of individuals, their marital status, where they were born and the cause of death. This information can also be used to locate the grave marker or plot of an individual within the cemetery.
*Age at death
 
*Location in cemetery
 
  
'''Some records contain:'''
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
*Cause of death
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*Search the sexton’s records, which should list everyone who was buried in the cemetery.
*Marital status
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*Relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, so examine the original record rather than an alphabetical transcript.
*Where born
 
*Where died
 
*Date of death
 
*Date of internment
 
  
== How to Use the Collection <br> ==
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==== General Information About These Records  ====
  
This collection can be used to find the pertinent information about individuals buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries. Often cemetery records contain the birth and death date of individuals, their marital status, where they were born and the cause of death. This information can also be used to locate the grave marker or plot of an individual within the cemetery.  
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These records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/about_us/about_mpgc.asp Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/about_us/about_mpgc.asp Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries]
  
== Related Wiki Articles <br> ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
  
 
*[[Canada]]  
 
*[[Canada]]  
 
*[[Canada Cemeteries|Canada Cemeteries]]  
 
*[[Canada Cemeteries|Canada Cemeteries]]  
*[[Ontario Cemeteries|Ontario Cemeteries]]
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*[[Ontario Cemeteries|Ontario Cemeteries]]  
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*[[Canada Maps]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
 
==== Example of a Citation for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
"Canada, Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemetaries, 1826-1935." &nbsp;index and images, &nbsp;''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 2 June 2011). entry for James Harman. buries 19 April 1866; citing Cemetery Records, FHL 1,617,040; York General Burying Ground, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection <br> ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Burial Registers, 1826-1855/York General Burying Ground (Toronto, Ontario)," database, FamilySearch Record Search ([http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch]); from York General Burying Ground, Toronto, Ontario. FHL microfilm, 1 reel. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
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"Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3GG-7M9&nbsp;: accessed 25 May 2012), James Harman, 1866; citing Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Ontario, FHL microfilm 1,617,040, Salt Lake City, Utah, York General Burying Ground, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  
  
 
[[Category:Ontario]] [[Category:Cemeteries]]
 
[[Category:Ontario]] [[Category:Cemeteries]]

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Record Description

The registers are hand-written on a preprinted form. The names are arranged alphabetically by surname.

The first non-sectarian cemetery in the city of Toronto was created following the city council’s 1825 decision to purchase a plot of land for this purpose. This was ratified by Parliament in 1826 and the first public cemetery was named the York General Burying Grounds but became better known as “Potter’s Field.” This site would be sold off in 1855 and the remains moved to the newly purchased Toronto Necropolis.

As the city increased in population the trustees of the Toronto General Burying Ground would purchase the Toronto Necropolis from its owners in 1850. With continued increase in population in 1876 the Mount Pleasant Cemetery was added. Finally, in 1890 the Prospect Cemetery was added to serve the city’s growing west end.

For a list of cemeteries currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

This collection covers cemetery records from 1826 to 1935.

This collection was created to provide a list of those buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries: Potter’s Field, Toronto Necropolis, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Prospect Cemetery.

This collection is a reliable record of individuals buried in the cemeteries, barring human error or deliberate falsification.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Superintendent of Administrative Services.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These cemetery records may include the following information:

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Age at death (year, month and day)
  • Place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Full name of nearest relative
  • Name of cemetery
  • Marital status
  • Date and place of burial

How to Use the Collection

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of death
  • Name of cemetery

Search the Collection

To search this collection using the browse:

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Cemetery Name"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume Number" which will take you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

To search this collection using the index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Using the Information

This collection can be used to find valid information about individuals buried in the Toronto Trust Cemeteries.

Often cemetery records contain the birth and death date of individuals, their marital status, where they were born and the cause of death. This information can also be used to locate the grave marker or plot of an individual within the cemetery.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Search the sexton’s records, which should list everyone who was buried in the cemetery.
  • Relatives may be buried in adjoining plots, so examine the original record rather than an alphabetical transcript.

General Information About These Records

These records are especially helpful for identifying ancestors not recorded in other records, such as children who died young or women.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3GG-7M9 : accessed 25 May 2012), James Harman, 1866; citing Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Ontario, FHL microfilm 1,617,040, Salt Lake City, Utah, York General Burying Ground, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.