Prince Edward County, Ontario Genealogy

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Guide to Prince Edward County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Prince Edward 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, Prince Edward 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.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

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Canada Census, 1851

Prince Edward (District 32)
  • 304 - Ameliasburgh (partial)
  • 305 - Athol (agricultural only)
  • 306 - Hallowell
  • 307 - Hillier
  • 308 - Marysburg (lost)
  • 309 - Sophiaburg (lost)
  • 310 - Picton (agricultural only)

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Census of Canada, 1861

Prince Edward District

Ameliasburgh, Athol, Hallowell, Hilier, Marysbugh,

Picton, & Sophiasburgh

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Census of Canada, 1871

District 59 separated into sub-districts
  • A - Hillier
  • B - Wellington
  • C - Ameliasburg
  • D - Hallowell
  • E - Picton
  • F - Sophiasburgh
  • G - Athol
  • H - Marysborough South
  • I - Marysbourogh North

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Census of Canada, 1881

District 125 separated into sub-districts::
  • A - Picton (town)
  • B - Wellington (village)
  • C - Athol
  • D - Ameliasburgh
  • E - Hillier
  • F - Marysborough South
  • G - Marysborough North
  • H - Sophiasburg
  • I - Hollowell

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Census of Canada, 1891

District 112, separated into sub-distrcts:
  • A - Ameliasburgh
  • B - Athol
  • C - Hallowell
  • D - Hillier
  • E - Marysburg North
  • F - Marysburg South
  • G - Picton (town)
  • H - Sophiasburg
  • I - Wellington (village)

Institutions recorded separately

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Census of Canada, 1901

District 109 separated into sub-districts:
  • A - Ameliasburg
  • B - Athol
  • C - Hallwell
  • D - Hillier
  • E - Marysburg North
  • F - Marysburg South
  • G - Picton (town)
  • H - Sophiasburg
  • I - Wellington (village)

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Census of Canada, 1911

District 115 separated into sub-districts:
  • 1 - Gardenville, Ameliasburgh Township
  • 2 & 4 - Ameliasburgh Township
  • 3 - Roblins Mills, Ameliasburgh Township
  • 5 - Rednersville (village)
  • 6 & 8 - Athol Township
  • 7 - Cherry Valley (village)
  • 9-14 - Hallowell Township
  • 15 - Consecon (village)
  • 16 & 18 - Hillier Township
  • 17 - Melvile and Allisonville (villages)
  • 19-21 - Marysburgh North Township
  • 22 - Milford (village)
  • 23 & 24 - Marysburgh South Township
  • 25 & 26 - Sophiasburgh Township
  • 27 - Northport (village)
  • 28 - Demorestville (village)
  • 29-35 - Picton Township
  • 36 - Bloomfield
  • 37 & 38 - Wellington Township

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Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

These records are incomplete.


Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

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

Online Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

Populated Places Table[edit | edit source]

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



 Ameliasburg         Link   Link
 Ameliasburgh   Seventh Town
Township     Link   Link
 Athol   Township     Link   Link
 Bethel        Link   Link
 Black River Bridge        Link   Link
 Bloomfield       Link   Link
 Consecon       Link   Link
 Demorestville        Link   Link
 Hallowell     Township    Link   Link
 Hillier   Township   Link   Link
 Milford       Link   Link
 North Marysburgh    Fifth Township
Township   Link   Link
 Picton        Link  Link
 Point Traverse         Link   Link
 Roblin Mills        Link   Link 
 Sophiasburgh   Township   Link   Link
 South Bay       Link   Link
 South Marysburgh    Fifth Township
Township    Link   Link
 Wellington   Smokeville     Link   Link
 West Lake        Link   Link

Websites[edit | edit source]

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.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Contributed by Hicks, John. Duff, Kandy, Reid, Margaret.  The Cannons in Canada. Who are They? - How did They Get There? The family of Mathew and Ellen Cannon late of West Tytherley in Hampshire, England. Family history showing that Britain had a policy of supplying the Dominions with a steady stream of semi skilled labour through the auspices of Dr. Barnado Homes.  One of the descendants Sarah Ann Stephens was sent to Canada in 1899 at the age of 13, indentured to Mr. Owen Roblin of Ameliasburg. She saved hard, and ended her indenture in 1904, and went back to England, for employment in Romsey.  She married Robert Cannons, in England, and they went back to Ameliasburg, where they sponsored other siblings and their spouses to emaigrate to Canada. A list accordingly date, and  names. Article covers years 1853-1967, although Rachel nee Cannons aged 89, was the only one alive in 1991. Article in the Hampshire Family Historian, vol. XVIII, no.3. November 1991, pages 197-198. Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h