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==== Style Guide ====
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== Record Description ==
  
For guidelines to use in creating wiki articles that describe collections of images and indexes produced by FamilySearch, see: [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|FamilySearch Wiki: Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages ]]
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This collection includes an index of death records from July 1869 through 1937 and overseas deaths of Ontario military personnel, 1939-1947.
  
== Collection Time Period<br>  ==
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Registrations were kept on printed forms and then bound into volumes. The entries are arranged chronologically by date of registration.
  
This collection includes death records from July 1869 through 1937 and overseas deaths of Ontario military personnel, 1939-1947.  
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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;
  
== How to Use the Records<br>  ==
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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;
  
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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<br> 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.  
  
== Record Description<br>  ==
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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).
  
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Record Content<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.
  
*Important genealogical information in Ontario civil deaths:
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto.}}
*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.
 
  
== Record History<br> ==
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<br> The sources of this collection are located in the Archives in Ontario and the following citations follow their preferred citation style:
  
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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*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.
  
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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== Record Content  ==
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
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Before 1908, the death records may contain the following information:
  
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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*Name of the deceased
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*Death and registration date
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*Birthplace of the deceased.
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*Name of the informant
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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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*Gender
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*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 Reliability  ===
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After 1908, the death records added the following information:
  
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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*Full name of the father and maiden name of the mother
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*Place of death. The place of death was implied by the divisions and county where the event was registered
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*Birthplace of the parents
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== How to Use the Records ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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To begin your search in the death records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Name of deceased
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*Approximate year of death and place of death
  
[[Ontario Civil Registration- Vital Records|Ontario Civil Registration-Vital Records]] &lt;br
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above. Examples of citations:
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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.
  
*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
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==== General Information About These Records ====
*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
 
  
=== How Has This Article Helped You?  ===
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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.
  
[[FamilySearch Collection Feedback|Send us your story]]
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== Related Websites  ==
  
==== Style Guide  ====
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[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/deaths.htm Deaths Registrations for Ontario]
  
For guidelines to use in creating wiki articles that describe collections of images and indexes produced by FamilySearch, see: [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|FamilySearch Wiki: Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages ]]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
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*[[Ontario|Ontario]]
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*[[Ontario Civil Registration- Vital Records|Ontario Civil Registration-Vital Records]]
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Deaths - registration, 1869-1937 and index, 1869-1937," database, FamilySearch; from British Columbia. Ontario Registrar General. "Deaths - registration, 1869-1937 and index, 1869-1937,"Archives of Ontario, Toronto. FHL microfilm, 627 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <br>
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
The sources of this collection are located in the Archives in Ontario and the following citations follow their preferred citation style:
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Archives of Ontario. RG 80-8. Registrations of deaths, 1869-1937.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
Archives of Ontario. RG 80-10. Indexes to deaths.
 
  
Archives of Ontario. RG 80-21. Registrations of Ontario overseas deaths, 1939-1947. <!--bibdescend-->
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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.  
  
<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[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 is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
 
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Record Description

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

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. 


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.

"Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto.


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

Before 1908, the death records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Death and registration date
  • Birthplace of the deceased.
  • Name of the informant
  • Registrations for 1907–1908 may include either the spouse's name (if married) or the father's name (if single)
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Relationship to the informant (often a relative)
  • Former residence of the deceased, 1896–1906
  • Residence of the informant, 1869–1896

After 1908, the death records added the following information:

  • Full name of the father and maiden name of the mother
  • Place of death. The place of death was implied by the divisions and county where the event was registered
  • Birthplace of the parents

How to Use the Records

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

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death and place of death

Search the Collection

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

  • 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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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.