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Guide to '''Waterloo County ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
  
=== Getting Started&nbsp;&nbsp; ===
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==History==
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Waterloo County, created in 1853 and '''dissolved in 1973''', was the forerunner of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. It consisted of five townships: Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot, Waterloo, and North Dumfries. The major population centres were Waterloo, Kitchener (known as Berlin prior to 1916), Preston, Hespeler, Blair, and Doon in Waterloo township; Galt in North Dumfries; Elmira in Woolwich; and New Hamburg in Wilmot. All are now part of the Regional Municipality.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Waterloo, Ontario," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo%2C_Ontario, accessed 14 June 2017.</ref>
  
1.&nbsp; What information do you wish to locate about your ancestor?&nbsp;&nbsp;To choose the sources you need to search first, please click on&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Ontario_Record_Selection_Table|RECORD&nbsp;SELECTION&nbsp;TABLE:&nbsp;Ontario ]], which will help you decide.
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== Civil Registration==
  
2.&nbsp; From the above Record Selection Table, which sources do you wish to check in this county?&nbsp; To check the availability of your sources of interest as well as to check the&nbsp;websites that have them online, please click on&nbsp;this county's [[WATERLOO_COUNTY:_Sources_Links_Table|SOURCES LINKS TABLE]]<br>
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===Birth===
  
3.&nbsp; Do you know the location that you wish to search in this county?&nbsp;&nbsp;If so, please check for some possible sources and some online information about your location of interest, by clicking on&nbsp;this county's [[WATERLOO_COUNTY:_Populated_Places_Table|POPULATED&nbsp;PLACES&nbsp;TABLE]].<br>
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*'''1869 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1784212|Ontario Births, 1869-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1858 - 1913''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8838 Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
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*'''1869 - 1912''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30238/ontario-births-1869-1912?s=218489221 Ontario Births, 1869-1912] at [http://www.myheritage.com]--index. ($)
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===Marriage===
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*'''1801-1858''' - {{RecordSearch|2569151|Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images.
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*'''1801-1928, 1933-1934''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=792 Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
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*'''1858-1869''' - {{RecordSearch|2568642|Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images.
  
4.&nbsp;&nbsp;For further information regarding&nbsp;your sources of interest, '''see "4 Resources"&nbsp;ABOVE in the "CONTENTS" table '''and click on the source of interest.  
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===Death===
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*'''1869-1937, and some 1939-1947''' - {{RecordSearch|1307826|Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1869-1938, 1943-1944, and some 1939-1947''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8946 Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]--index and images. ($)
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===Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record===
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-or-replace-ontario-birth-certificate ServiceOntario, Birth Records] is the only government-authorized source for obtaining birth certificates.  Go to the section entitled "Order a Birth Search".  This is the most economical, searches the widest time period, and allows searches for people not immediately related. A letter of information is provided rather than a certificate.
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-marriage-certificate-online ServiceOntario, Marriage Records] offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
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*[https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-death-certificate-online ServiceOntario, Death Records] offers a death search option and a historical certificate option.  Also official death certificates are available to a wider range of relatives than birth and marriage certificates.
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===FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records===
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Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at [https://familysearch.org/locations/ Family History Centers] around the world. To find a microfilm:
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:::a. Click on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=174010&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Ontario%2C%20Waterloo%22 '''records for Canada, Ontario, Waterloo County'''.] You will see a list of available records for the county.
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:::b. You will also see above the list the link '''Places within Canada, Ontario, Waterloo County'''.  This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
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:::c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
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:::d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. [[File:FHL icons.png|75px]].  The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. The microfilm icon indicates it is only available on microfilm and can be viewed at the Family History Library and some family history centers.
  
Remember that you should always try to get an original copy of that source to verify information.&nbsp;
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==Census Records==
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==Church Records==
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Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation.  They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult.  For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see [[Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy|'''Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy''']].  
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Anglican|'''Link to Anglican church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Baptist|'''Link to Baptist church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Catholic|'''Link to Catholic church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Lutheran|'''Link to Lutheran church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Moravian|'''Link to Moravian church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#Presbyterian|'''Link to Presbyterian church archives''']]
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*[[Ontario Church Records#United Church of Canada|'''Link to United Church of Canada (including Methodist) church archives''']]
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===Online Church Records===
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These records are incomplete.
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*{{RecordSearch|1805649|'''Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899'''}} collection includes indexed Ontario church records.
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*{{RecordSearch|1810408|'''Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910.'''}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1927566|'''Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923.'''}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1109 '''Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1802-1967''']
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6111 '''Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Marriages, 1827-1870'''], ($).
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*[http://search.findmypast.com/historical-records?SearchedRecordsetName=Ontario&Region=World '''Various individual church records at FindMyPast'''], ($).
  
'''NOTE''':&nbsp; If you would like to participate in contributing information into this WIKI&nbsp;program, please go to the "Create a New Page" section of this screen, and follow the guidelines.<br>
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==Cemetery Records==
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See, [[Ontario Cemeteries|'''Ontario Cemeteries''']] for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.
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===Online Cemetery Records===
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*[http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html '''Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid'''] website has a free, searchable database of over 2 million burials in Ontario.&nbsp; It can be searched by name, cemetery, county and town, but its references do not include dates of death.&nbsp; Although it does not include any gravestone inscriptions, it can be used to locate graves in Ontario.
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*[https://www.ogs.on.ca/cemetery_index.php '''Ontario Cemetery Ancestory Index''']
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*[http://www.ogs.on.ca/integrated/toni_database1.php '''Ontario Name Index (TONI)''']
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/ontario/index.htm '''The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery''']
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*[http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/ON/ '''The Ontario section of Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project''']
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*[http://canadianheadstones.com/on/ '''Ontario, Canada Headstones.com''']
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*{{RecordSearch|1627831|'''Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries (FamilySearch Historical Records)'''}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60527 '''Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current''']
  
'''WELCOME&nbsp;ABOARD!&nbsp; More&nbsp;sharers of information&nbsp;= more information available for everyone!'''
 
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
For general information about Ontario cemeteries, please read about Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]].  
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For general information about Ontario cemeteries, please read about Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario Cemeteries|Cemeteries]].  
  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/can/on/waterloo/index.htm Cemeteries of Waterloo County, Ontario] full and partial transcriptions at Interment.net<br>  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/can/on/waterloo/index.htm Cemeteries of Waterloo County, Ontario] full and partial transcriptions at Interment.net<br>  
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==== Census Records  ====
 
==== Census Records  ====
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Census Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Census|Census]].
 
  
 
*[http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/~lestrome/wilmot1840.html 1840 Census - Wilmot Township]  
 
*[http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/~lestrome/wilmot1840.html 1840 Census - Wilmot Township]  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Church Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Church_Records|Church Records]].
 
  
 
*[http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/WEB/Region.nsf/8ef02c0fded0c82a85256e590071a3ce/db3eba5d5d0c8f388525747a0059f606!OpenDocument '''Waterloo County Churches''' A Research Guide]
 
*[http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/WEB/Region.nsf/8ef02c0fded0c82a85256e590071a3ce/db3eba5d5d0c8f388525747a0059f606!OpenDocument '''Waterloo County Churches''' A Research Guide]
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Court Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Court_Records|Court Records]].
 
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Directories in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Directories|Directories]].
 
  
 
*[http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/ County Atlas 1878 Waterloo County]
 
*[http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/ County Atlas 1878 Waterloo County]
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Genealogies in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Genealogy|Genealogy]].  
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Moore, Philip. My Danish Ancestors. History of William and Wilhelmine Neilson, William stowed away on a ship to North Shields, England in 1863. A brother Frederick came also. Picture of the Neilson family dated 1905. Names mentioned are Moore, Freeman, Todd, Wragge, Atkinson, and Lewins. A descendant moves to Newbottle, and to Galt, Ontario, Canada. Article dated 1786-1901. Article in Northumberland &amp; Durham Family History Society Journal, vol. 35 no.2. pages 63-65. Family History Library Reference 942.8 B2jo v35.no.2. (summer 2010) vol. 35, no.2. <br>
 
 
==== Land and Property Records  ====
 
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Land and Property Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Land_and_Property|Land and Property]].  
 
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Local Histories&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_History|History]].  
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Maps in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Maps|Maps]].
 
  
 
*[http://www.ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/history/watmap61.html 1861 Map of Waterloo Township]  
 
*[http://www.ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/history/watmap61.html 1861 Map of Waterloo Township]  
 
*[http://www.geneofun.on.ca/cgi-bin/db?account=spettit&database=ogwmaps&template=ogwmaps.html&search=2&max=1&find=waterloo-1885.jpg 1885 Map of Waterloo County Townships]
 
*[http://www.geneofun.on.ca/cgi-bin/db?account=spettit&database=ogwmaps&template=ogwmaps.html&search=2&max=1&find=waterloo-1885.jpg 1885 Map of Waterloo County Townships]
 
==== Military Records  ====
 
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Military Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Military_Records|Military Records]].
 
  
 
==== Newspapers &amp;&nbsp;Obituaries  ====
 
==== Newspapers &amp;&nbsp;Obituaries  ====
 
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Newspapers and Obituaries&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Newspapers|Newspapers]].
 
  
 
*[http://www.waterlooogs.ca/newspapers.htm Newspaper Links and Information]
 
*[http://www.waterlooogs.ca/newspapers.htm Newspaper Links and Information]
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Probate Records in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Probate_Records|Probate Records]].
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*[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/archival-records/interloan/c-efile.aspx Wills and Estate Pathfinder]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/archival-records/interloan/c-efile.aspx Wills and Estate Pathfinder]
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*[http://www.waterlooogs.ca/ Waterloo Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society]
  
==== Taxation Records ====
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== Populated Places Table ==
  
At this time, please read about&nbsp;Taxation Records&nbsp;in the Province of Ontario Resources - [[Ontario_Taxation|Taxation]].
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; {{FHL|Canada, Ontario, Waterloo, Baden|place|disp=Link}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baden,_Ontario Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Berlets+Corner&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Berlin&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=0 Link]
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin,_Ontario Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Blair
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Blair&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blair,_Ontario Link]
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| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Bloomingdale&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=3 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Bloomingdale&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=3 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breslau,_Ontario Link]
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Bridgeport&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| &nbsp; Link
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Cambridge&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Cambridge&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Conestogo&nbsp; &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Conestogo&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conestogo,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Doon
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Doon&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;Link
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|-
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| &nbsp;Elmira&nbsp; &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Elmira&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=5 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmira,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Floradale&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Elmira&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=5 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floradale,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Freeport&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Freeport&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
 +
| &nbsp; Link&nbsp;
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Galt
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Galt&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=8 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galt,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Hawkesville
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Hawkesville&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkesville,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Heidelberg
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Heidelberg&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Hespeler
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Hespeler&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=9 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hespeler,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Kingwood&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Kingwood&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingwood,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Kitchener&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Kitchener&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=8 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchener,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Linwood &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Linwood&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linwood,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Mannheim&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Mannheim&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannheim,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Maryhill&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Maryhill&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryhill,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;New Dundee&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+New+Dundee&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Dundee,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;New Hamburg&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+New+Hamburg&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=4 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hamburg,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;North Dumfries&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| Township
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| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+North+Dumfries+Township&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=4 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Dumfries,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;North Woolwich
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+North+Woolwich&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Woolwich,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Petersburg
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Petersburg&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
 +
| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petersburg,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Phillipsburg &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Phillipsburg&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillipsburg,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Preston&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Preston&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=5 Link]
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston,_Ontariohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Roseville&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Roseville&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseville,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Shantz&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Shantz&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| &nbsp; Link
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;St. Agatha&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+St.+Agatha&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Agatha,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;St.&nbsp;Clements&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+St.+Clements&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Clements,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;St. Jacobs&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+St.+Jacobs&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Jacobs,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Strasburg
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| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Strasburg&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| &nbsp; Link
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Waterloo&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Waterloo&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=8 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Waterloo&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| Township&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Waterloo+Township&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=11 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo_Township Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Wellesley
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Wellesley&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellesley,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Wellesley&nbsp; &nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| Township&nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Wellesley+Township&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=6 Link]
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellesley_Township,_Ontario Link] &nbsp;
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;West Montrose
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+West+Montrose&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=1 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Montrose,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Wilmot&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
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| Township&nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Wilmot+Township&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=8 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmot,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;Winterbourne
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Winterbourne&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=2 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterbourne,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| &nbsp;Woolwich&nbsp;
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| &nbsp;
 +
| Township&nbsp;
 +
| &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo,+Woolwich+Township&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=8 Link]
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| &nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolwich,_Ontario Link]
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;'''ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Ontario,+Waterloo&author_givenName=&author_surname=&subjectCountTotal=41 Link]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | &nbsp;
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|}
  
*[http://www.waterlooogs.ca/ Waterloo Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society]
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== Websites  ==
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The Forebears website will give you an extensive list of websites that could have information for people who lived in this county. Some sites cover just the county, some cover all of Ontario, and some cover all of Canada. Some sites are databases of names and facts about people; other sites cover background information such as maps, history, geography, or genealogy strategies and methods for the region.
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://forebears.io/canada/ontario/regional-municipality-of-waterloo Forebears, Waterloo County]
  
 
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.canada.ontario.waterloo/mb.ashx Rootsweb/Ancesty.com: Waterloo County, Ontario message board]  
 
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.canada.ontario.waterloo/mb.ashx Rootsweb/Ancesty.com: Waterloo County, Ontario message board]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onwaterl/ Ontario GenWeb: Waterloo County]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onwaterl/ Ontario GenWeb: Waterloo County]  
*{{FHL|Ontario%2C+Waterloo|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Ontario%2C+Waterloo|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://192.237.29.216/index.html Waterloo Region People Test Site]  
 
*[http://192.237.29.216/index.html Waterloo Region People Test Site]  
 
*[http://www.ezraeby.com/index.php Ezra Eby Revived Mennonite Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.ezraeby.com/index.php Ezra Eby Revived Mennonite Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.mam-db.com/ Match and Merge Genealogy Waterloo Perth and Oxford Counties]
 
*[http://www.mam-db.com/ Match and Merge Genealogy Waterloo Perth and Oxford Counties]
  
== References ==
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== References ==
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Guide to Waterloo County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.


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History

Waterloo County, created in 1853 and dissolved in 1973, was the forerunner of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. It consisted of five townships: Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot, Waterloo, and North Dumfries. The major population centres were Waterloo, Kitchener (known as Berlin prior to 1916), Preston, Hespeler, Blair, and Doon in Waterloo township; Galt in North Dumfries; Elmira in Woolwich; and New Hamburg in Wilmot. All are now part of the Regional Municipality.[1]

Civil Registration

Birth

Marriage

Death


Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record

  • ServiceOntario, Birth Records is the only government-authorized source for obtaining birth certificates. Go to the section entitled "Order a Birth Search". This is the most economical, searches the widest time period, and allows searches for people not immediately related. A letter of information is provided rather than a certificate.
  • ServiceOntario, Marriage Records offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
  • ServiceOntario, Death Records offers a death search option and a historical certificate option. Also official death certificates are available to a wider range of relatives than birth and marriage certificates.

FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records

Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Waterloo County. You will see a list of available records for the county.
b. You will also see above the list the link Places within Canada, Ontario, Waterloo County. This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. The microfilm icon indicates it is only available on microfilm and can be viewed at the Family History Library and some family history centers.

Census Records


Year Census Links

1800-1842

Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

Ancestry $

1851

Canada Census, 1851

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1861

Census of Canada, 1861

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1871

Census of Canada, 1871

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1881

Census of Canada, 1881

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1891

Census of Canada, 1891

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1901

Census of Canada, 1901

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com $

1911

Census of Canada, 1911

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1921

Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records

Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation. They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult. For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy.

Online Church Records

These records are incomplete.

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Cemetery Records

See, Ontario Cemeteries for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.

Online Cemetery Records


History

Boundary Changes

  • 1837 - The townships of Proton, Luther, Melancthon and Amaranth become part of the County of Waterloo.
  • 1838 - The townships of Waterloo, Wilmot, Woolwich, and some reserved lands west of Woolwich were to become part of the County of Waterloo.
  • 1840 - Halton County is divided into the East Riding and the West Riding. The West Riding contains the townships of Garafraxa, Nichol, Woolwich, Guelp[h, Waterloo, Wilmot, Dumfries, Puslinch, Eramosa, and others.
  • 1845 - West Riding of Halton County designated as County of Waterloo. Waterloo County included the townships of Arthur, Amaranth, Bentinck, Derby, Eramosa, Egremont, Guelph, Glenelg, Garrafraxa [sic], Holland, Luther, Mornington, Minto, Maryborough, Melancthon, Normanby, Nichol, Peel, Proton, Puslinch, Sydenham, Sullivan, Waterloo, Wilmot, Woolwich, and Wellesley. Erin was included for all purposes except Legislative Assembly representation, while Dumfries was included for purposes of Legislative Assembly representation.
  • 1850 - Waterloo County includes the townships of Arthur, Amaranth, Bentinck, Derby, Eramosa, Egremont, Erin, Guelph, Glenelg, Garrafraxa [sic], Holland, Luther, Mornington, Minto, Maryborough, Melancthon, Normanby, Nichol, Peel, Proton, Puslinch, Sydenham, Sullivan, Waterloo, Wilmot, Woolwich, and Wellesley. Land included in Waterloo County included land to the north ot the Townships of Derby, Arran, and Saugeen and between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, that had been known as the Indian Reserve.
  • 1852 - Waterloo County alters in size. Townships within Waterloo County are North Dumfries, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich. The southern half of Dumfries went to Brant County.
  • 1973 - Waterloo County is dissolved. 

Cities

  • 1912 - Berlin became a City.
  • 1915 - Galt became a City.
  • 1916 - Berlin changed its name to Kitchener.
  • 1948 - Waterloo became a City.
  • 1973 - Cambridge (city) is created by amalgamation of the towns of Galt, Preston, and Hespeler, and parts of Noth Dumfries Township and Waterloo Township. Waterloo remains a City, loses a part to Kitchener, and gains a part of Waterloo Township. Bridgeport lost its status and became part of the city of Kitchener, along with parts of Waterloo (city) and Waterloo (township). Parts of the townships of Beverly and North Dumfries and Ayr (village) amalgamate as North Dumfries Township.

Towns

  • 1851 - Guelph became a Town. Annexed to Wellington District in 1852.
  • 1857 - Galt became a Town.
  • 1870 - Berlin became a Town.
  • 1876 - Waterloo became a Town.
  • 1900 - Preston became a Town.
  • 1901 - Hespeler became a Town.
  • 1922 - Elmira (village) becomes a Town.
  • 1966 - New Hamburg became a Town.
  • 1973 - New Hamburg lost its status and became part of Wilmot Township. Elmira and St. Jacobs lost their status and became part of Woolwich Township.

Other

  • 1850 - Galt became a Village.
  • 1852 - Preston became a Village.
  • 1854 - Berlin became a Village.
  • 1857 - New Hamburg and Waterloo became Villages.
  • 1859 - New Hope was incorporated as Hespeler (village).
  • 1883 - Ayr became a Village.
  • 1886 - Elmira became a Village.
  • 1904 - St. Jacobs became a Police Village.
  • 1906 - Hawkesville became a Police Village.
  • 1907 - Bridgeport became a Village and St. Clements and Baden became Police Villages.
  • 1908 - Wellesley became a Police Village.
  • 1915 - Conestogo became a Police Village.
  • 1919 - Linwood became a Police Village.
  • 1962 - Wellesley changed its status to Village.
  • 1973 - Bridgeport lost its status and became part of the city of Kitchener. St. Clements, Wellesley, and Linwood lost their status and became part of Wellesley Township. Conestogo lost its status and became part of Wilmot Township. Ayr lost its status and became part of North Dumfries Township.

Record Loss

Census: in both North Dumfries and Wellesley Townships 1851 Census one Division of each has been lost with time.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Townships

  • North Dumfries
  • Wilmot
  • Waterloo ( 1861 map of township)
  • Woolwich
  • Wellesley Neighboring Counties

Neighboring Counties

Perth | Oxford | Brant | Wellington

Resources

Cemeteries

For general information about Ontario cemeteries, please read about Cemeteries in the Province of Ontario Resources - Cemeteries.

Individual Cemeteries:

Census Records

Church Records

Directories

Genealogy

Moore, Philip. My Danish Ancestors. History of William and Wilhelmine Neilson, William stowed away on a ship to North Shields, England in 1863. A brother Frederick came also. Picture of the Neilson family dated 1905. Names mentioned are Moore, Freeman, Todd, Wragge, Atkinson, and Lewins. A descendant moves to Newbottle, and to Galt, Ontario, Canada. Article dated 1786-1901. Article in Northumberland & Durham Family History Society Journal, vol. 35 no.2. pages 63-65. Family History Library Reference 942.8 B2jo v35.no.2. (summer 2010) vol. 35, no.2.

Maps

Newspapers & Obituaries

Probate Records

Societies and Libraries

Populated Places Table

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POPULATED PLACE

FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE

FHL  CATALOG

WIKIPEDIA

 Ayr       Link   Link
 Baden        Link   Link
 Bamberg        Link   Link
 Berlets Corner         Link   Link
 Berlin       Link   Link
 Blair       Link   Link
 Bloomingdale       Link   Link
 Breslau        Link   Link
 Bridgeport        Link   Link
 Cambridge        Link   Link
 Conestogo          Link   Link
 Doon       Link   Link
 Elmira          Link   Link
 Floradale         Link   Link
 Freeport        Link   Link 
 Galt       Link   Link
 Hawkesville       Link   Link
 Heidelberg       Link   Link
 Hespeler       Link   Link
 Kingwood        Link   Link
 Kitchener        Link   Link
 Linwood         Link   Link
 Mannheim        Link   Link
 Maryhill        Link   Link
 New Dundee        Link   Link
 New Hamburg        Link   Link
 North Dumfries    Township   Link   Link
 North Woolwich       Link   Link
 Petersburg       Link   Link
 Phillipsburg         Link   Link
 Preston        Link   Link
 Roseville        Link   Link
 Shantz        Link   Link
 St. Agatha        Link   Link
 St. Clements        Link   Link
 St. Jacobs        Link   Link
 Strasburg       Link   Link
 Waterloo        Link   Link
 Waterloo    Township    Link   Link
 Wellesley       Link   Link
 Wellesley      Township    Link   Link  
 West Montrose       Link   Link
 Wilmot     Township    Link   Link
 Winterbourne       Link   Link
 Woolwich    Township    Link   Link
 ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???       Link  

Websites

The Forebears website will give you an extensive list of websites that could have information for people who lived in this county. Some sites cover just the county, some cover all of Ontario, and some cover all of Canada. Some sites are databases of names and facts about people; other sites cover background information such as maps, history, geography, or genealogy strategies and methods for the region.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Waterloo, Ontario," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo%2C_Ontario, accessed 14 June 2017.