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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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== What is in this Collection? ==
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This collection includes an index of death records from July 1869 through 1937 and overseas deaths of Ontario military personnel from 1939-1947.
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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.  
  
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. 
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===To Browse this Collection===
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This collection includes death records from July 1869 through 1937 and overseas deaths of Ontario military personnel, 1939-1947.
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
 
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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.  
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*Name of the deceased
 
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*Death and registration date
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).
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*Birthplace of the deceased.  
 
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*Either the spouse's name of deceased or, if single, the father's name (1907-1908)
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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*Age at death
 
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*Gender
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.
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*Name of the informant  
 
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*Informant's relationship to deceased (often a relative)  
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*Former residence of the deceased (1896–1906)
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*Residence of the informant (1869–1896)
 
 
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.
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After 1908, the death records added the following information:
*Archives of Ontario. RG 80-10. Indexes to deaths.
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*Full name of the father and maiden name of the mother
*Archives of Ontario. RG 80-21. Registrations of Ontario overseas deaths, 1939-1947.
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*Parents' birthplace
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*Place of death. The place of death was implied by the divisions and county where the event was registered
  
== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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===Sample Image===
  
Important genealogical information in Ontario civil deaths included:  
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Image:Canada, Ontario Deaths and Overseas Deaths (15-0525) DGS 004171972 00018.jpg| 1873 Death Record
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Image:Canada, Ontario Deaths and Overseas Deaths (15-0525) DGS 4530563 00034.jpg|1936 Death Record
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*Death and registration date
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*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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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
*Birthplace of the deceased. Beginning in 1908, the birthplace of the parents
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*The name of your ancestor
*Name of the deceased
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
*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  ==
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=== Search the Index ===
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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. Use this information to begin compiling a family group and to extend your lineage.  
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1307826/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Record Type'''
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# Select '''Year'''
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# Select '''Registration Number Range'''
  
==== Beginning Your Search  ====
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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.
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1307826 Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Ancestor's name
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Place of death
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Approximate year of death
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*Cite the record. See [[#Citing This Collection|below]] for help citing this collection.
*Name of Spouse
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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 [http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx Archives of Ontario] page.
*Date of birth
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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.
*Place of birth
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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.
  
==== Searching the Index  ====
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=== I Can’t Find Who 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.
  
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.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
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[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/deaths.htm Deaths Registrations for Ontario]  
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*[[Ontario Civil Registration- Vital Records|Ontario Civil Registration-Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths
Collection years 1869-1947
Languages English
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Archives of Ontario


What is in this Collection?

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


To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

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

  • Name of the deceased
  • Death and registration date
  • Birthplace of the deceased.
  • Either the spouse's name of deceased or, if single, the father's name (1907-1908)
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Name of the informant
  • Informant's relationship to deceased (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
  • Parents' birthplace
  • Place of death. The place of death was implied by the divisions and county where the event was registered

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the 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 Who 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 Archives of Ontario 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 Who 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

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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 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 Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947." Database with image. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
Record Citation:
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