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==== ''This wiki article describes a collection that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search. To access the collection see,&nbsp;''[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1307826;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable ''Ontario Deaths 1869-1947''] <br> ====
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|title=Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947
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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Record Description  ==
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Registrations were kept on printed forms and then bound into volumes. The entries are arranged chronologically by date of registration.
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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.&nbsp;
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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.&nbsp;
  
 
This collection includes death records from July 1869 through 1937 and overseas deaths of Ontario military personnel, 1939-1947.  
 
This collection includes death records from July 1869 through 1937 and overseas deaths of Ontario military personnel, 1939-1947.  
  
== Record History<br> ==
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Deaths were recorded in Ontario to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
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The information pertaining to death is usually reliable. This includes the cause of death, the name of the attending physician or medical professional, the name and address of the funeral home, and the exact date and place of burial. The accuracy of other information depends on the reliability of the informant (often a family member).
  
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>
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
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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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.  
  
== Why this Record Was Created<br> ==
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| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Registrar General. Ontario deaths, and overseas deaths. Archives of Ontario.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
Deaths were recorded in Ontario to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.<br>
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The sources of this collection are located in the Archives in Ontario and the following citations follow their preferred citation style:
  
== Record Reliability<br> ==
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*Archives of Ontario. RG 80-8. Registrations of deaths, 1869-1937.
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*Archives of Ontario. RG 80-10. Indexes to deaths.
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*Archives of Ontario. RG 80-21. Registrations of Ontario overseas deaths, 1939-1947.
  
The information pertaining to death is usually reliable. This includes the cause of death, the name of the attending physician or medical professional, the name and address of the funeral home, and the exact date and place of burial. The accuracy of other information depends on the reliability of the informant (often a family member).<br>
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== Record Content  ==
  
== Record Description<br> ==
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Important genealogical information in Ontario civil deaths included:
  
Registrations were kept on printed forms and then bound into volumes. The entries are arranged chronologically by date of registration.<br>
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*Death and registration date
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*Beginning in 1908, the place of death. Before 1908, the place of death was implied by the divisions and county where the event was registered.
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*Birthplace of the deceased. Beginning in 1908, the birthplace of the parents
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*Name of the deceased
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*Before 1908, name of the informant
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*Beginning in 1908, the full name of the father and maiden name of the mother
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*Registrations for 1907–1908 may include either the spouse's name (if married) or the father's name (if single)
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*Age
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*Sex
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*Prior to 1908, a relationship to the informant (often a relative)
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*Former residence of the deceased, 1896–1906
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*Residence of the informant, 1869–1896
  
== Record Content<br> ==
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== How to Use the Records  ==
  
*Important genealogical information in Ontario civil deaths:
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
*Death date and registration date.
 
*Beginning in 1908, the place of death; before 1908, the place of death was implied by the divisions and county where the event was registered.
 
*Birthplace of the deceased; beginning in 1908, the birthplace of the parents.
 
*Name of the deceased.
 
*Before 1908, name of the informant.
 
*Beginning in 1908, the full name of the father and maiden name of the mother.
 
*Registrations for 1907–1908 may include either the spouse's name (if married) or the father's name (if single).
 
*Age.
 
*Sex.
 
*Prior to 1908, a relationship to the informant (often a relative).
 
*Former residence of the deceased, 1896–1906.
 
*Residence of the informant, 1869–1896.
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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*Ancestor's name
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*Place of death
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*Approximate year of death
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*Name of Spouse
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*Date of birth
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*Place of birth
  
Death registrations are the best source of death information for an individual. These records may list a person's age, occupation, religious affiliation, and birthplace. You can use this information to then search for additional records. In addition, death records may provide clues for searching for other individuals, ones related to your ancestor. Usually the person who provided the death information was a child or other relative of the deceased. Death registrations after 1907 list the names and birthplaces of parents. Use this information to begin compiling a family group and to extend your lineage.&nbsp;
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==== Searching the Index  ====
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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==== Using the Information ====
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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*Use the age to calculate the approximate birth year
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*Search for the names of the parents in the Ontario Marriage collections.
  
[[Ontario Civil Registration- Vital Records|Ontario Civil Registration-Vital Records]] <br>
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==== General Information About These Records ====
  
== Sources of this Collection<br> ==
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Death registrations are the best source of death information for an individual. These records may list a person's age, occupation, religious affiliation, and birthplace. You can use this information to then search for additional records. In addition, death records may provide clues for searching for other individuals related to your ancestor. Usually the person who provided the death information was a child or other relative of the deceased. Death registrations after 1907 list the names and birthplaces of parents.
  
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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== Related Websites  ==
  
Archives of Ontario. RG 80-8. Registrations of deaths, 1869-1937.  
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[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/deaths.htm Deaths Registrations for Ontario]
  
Archives of Ontario. RG 80-10. Indexes to deaths.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
Archives of Ontario. RG 80-21. Registrations of Ontario overseas deaths, 1939-1947.
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*[[Ontario|Ontario]]
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*[[Ontario Civil Registration- Vital Records|Ontario Civil Registration-Vital Records]]
  
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
==== How to Cite Your Sources  ====
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''Instructions for citing&nbsp;this source can be found at: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_%28Source_Footnotes%29 Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)]''<br>
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
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Record Description

Registrations were kept on printed forms and then bound into volumes. The entries are arranged chronologically by date of registration.

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. 

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. 

This collection includes death records from July 1869 through 1937 and overseas deaths of Ontario military personnel, 1939-1947.

Deaths were recorded in Ontario to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.

The information pertaining to death is usually reliable. This includes the cause of death, the name of the attending physician or medical professional, the name and address of the funeral home, and the exact date and place of burial. The accuracy of other information depends on the reliability of the informant (often a family member).

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.

Registrar General. Ontario deaths, and overseas deaths. Archives of Ontario.

The sources of this collection are located in the Archives in Ontario and the following citations follow their preferred citation style:

  • Archives of Ontario. RG 80-8. Registrations of deaths, 1869-1937.
  • Archives of Ontario. RG 80-10. Indexes to deaths.
  • Archives of Ontario. RG 80-21. Registrations of Ontario overseas deaths, 1939-1947.

Record Content

Important genealogical information in Ontario civil deaths included:

  • Death and registration date
  • Beginning in 1908, the place of death. Before 1908, the place of death was implied by the divisions and county where the event was registered.
  • Birthplace of the deceased. Beginning in 1908, the birthplace of the parents
  • Name of the deceased
  • Before 1908, name of the informant
  • Beginning in 1908, the full name of the father and maiden name of the mother
  • Registrations for 1907–1908 may include either the spouse's name (if married) or the father's name (if single)
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Prior to 1908, a relationship to the informant (often a relative)
  • Former residence of the deceased, 1896–1906
  • Residence of the informant, 1869–1896

How to Use the Records

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

  • Ancestor's name
  • Place of death
  • Approximate year of death
  • Name of Spouse
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth

Searching 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Using the Information

  • Use the age to calculate the approximate birth year
  • Search for the names of the parents in the Ontario Marriage collections.

General Information About These Records

Death registrations are the best source of death information for an individual. These records may list a person's age, occupation, religious affiliation, and birthplace. You can use this information to then search for additional records. In addition, death records may provide clues for searching for other individuals related to your ancestor. Usually the person who provided the death information was a child or other relative of the deceased. Death registrations after 1907 list the names and birthplaces of parents.

Related Websites

Deaths Registrations for Ontario

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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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 a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did 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 is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.