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This collection includes birth records from 1869 through 1912
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
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This index covers births from 1869 through 1912.
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These records consist of birth records from Ontario, Canada. The linked search engine allows you to search for ancestors by first and last name, place, and year. Registrations were kept on printed forms and then bound into volumes. The entries are arranged chronologically by date of registration.
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In 1896, the process was altered. Division registrars received a copy of the registration forms from the person who reported the event. These forms were then indexed and entered into new registers. The division registrar made a copy of the form and every six months sent them to the Office of the Registrar General. After 1908, the division registrar made two copies of the original forms, who then kept one locally and sent the other quarterly to the registrar general. Later, the registrar general began indexing the registers
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Other records may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar General. An application form is required. The fee covers a search of records from a five-year period, including two years on either side of the date you request. Write to:
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Registrar General<br> 189 Red River Road<br> P.O. Box 4600<br> Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8<br> CANADA
  
== Record Content  ==
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===To Browse This Collection===
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Important biographical information found in these birth records:<br>• When the child was born<br>• Child’s name<br>• Sex (M. for male or F. for female)<br>• Name and surname of the father<br>• Name and maiden surname of the mother<br>• Signature description and residence of the informant<br>• Where the birth was registered<br>• Name of accoucheur (doctor or midwife attending the birth)<br>• County were the record was created<br>
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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Birth records may contain the following information:  
  
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*Full name of child
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*When the child was born
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*Gender
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*Name and surname of the father
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*Name and maiden surname of the mother
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*Occupation of father
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*When registered
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*Name of accoucheur (doctor or midwife attending the birth)
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*Signature description and residence of the informant
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*Where the birth was registered
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*County where the record was created
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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===Sample Image===
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the birth records. Compare the information in the birth record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.<br>When you have located your ancestor’s birth record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:<br>• Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records. <br>• Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.<br>• The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.<br>• The parents’ birthplaces can indicate former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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If you want to find more information about the family, it is often helpful to extract the information from the records of all the children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.<br>Keep in mind:<br>• The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. <br>• Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.<br>• There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.<br>
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==How Do I Search This Collection?==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
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== Record History  ==
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A provincial act to register births, marriages, and deaths went into effect on July 1, 1869. This act created the Office of the Registrar General, and in each county or incorporated city or town, a clerk of the peace acted as the district registrar. Each municipality (city, village, town, township, or district) had a division registrar who sent all their books to a district registrar. This district registrar then transmitted the records to the registrar general at the provincial level. In 1875, the office of district registrar was eliminated, and the division registrars began sending their registrations directly to the registrar general.<br>In 1896, the process was altered. Division registrars received a copy of the registration forms from the person who reported the event. These forms were then indexed and entered into new registers. The division registrar made a copy of the form and every six months sent them to the Office of the Registrar General. After 1908, the division registrar made two copies of the original forms, who then kept one locally and sent the other quarterly to the registrar general. Later, the registrar general began indexing the registers.<br>
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
== Why this Record Was Created  ==
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1784212 Ontario Births, 1869-1910]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
Births were recorded in Ontario to better serve public health needs and to provide demographic and personal identification
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Cite the record. See [[#Citing This Collection|below]] for help citing this collection.
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*Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] page.
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*To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf example research log] which you can download.
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*Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
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*[[Ontario Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
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*Search the records of nearby areas.
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*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
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:- They might have been listed under a middle name, [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nicknamegiven-name-equivalents.htm nickname], or [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviation]] of their given name.
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:-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.
  
== Record Reliability ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
Civil registrations of births were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born in Ontario
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ontario Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
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==Citing This Collection==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
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== Record Description  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ontario Births, 1869-1910." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
  
Registrations were kept on printed forms and then bound into volumes. The entries are arranged chronologically by date of registration.
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== Sources of this Collection  ==
 
 
 
The sources of this collection are located in the Archives on Ontario and the following citations follow their preferred citation style
 
 
 
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
 
 
 
*Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, digital images, FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org, April 8, 2010), Death notice of Dorthy Mae Cavender Dec. 9, 1929, Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, image number 3524, reference number cn57436
 
 
 
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
 
 
 
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71.
 
*Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023
 
 
 
== Source Citation  ==
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1911 database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); from Ontario. Registrar General. Birth Records. FHL digital images, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto. Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
 
 
 
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What is in This Collection?

This index covers births from 1869 through 1912. These records consist of birth records from Ontario, Canada. The linked search engine allows you to search for ancestors by first and last name, place, and year. Registrations were kept on printed forms and then bound into volumes. The entries are arranged chronologically by date of registration. In 1896, the process was altered. Division registrars received a copy of the registration forms from the person who reported the event. These forms were then indexed and entered into new registers. The division registrar made a copy of the form and every six months sent them to the Office of the Registrar General. After 1908, the division registrar made two copies of the original forms, who then kept one locally and sent the other quarterly to the registrar general. Later, the registrar general began indexing the registers Other records may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar General. An application form is required. The fee covers a search of records from a five-year period, including two years on either side of the date you request. Write to: Registrar General
189 Red River Road
P.O. Box 4600
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
CANADA

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ontario Births, 1869-1912.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of child
  • When the child was born
  • Gender
  • Name and surname of the father
  • Name and maiden surname of the mother
  • Occupation of father
  • When registered
  • Name of accoucheur (doctor or midwife attending the birth)
  • Signature description and residence of the informant
  • Where the birth was registered
  • County where the record was created

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Year
  3. Select Registration Number Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection.
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the FamilySearch page.
  • To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example example research log which you can download.
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
  • Search the records of nearby areas.
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Ontario Births, 1869-1910." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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