With Ontario BDM registrations available
www.ancestry.ca, updates to this site are sporadic and based
on what is received from volunteer transcribers. Presently
ancestry.ca has births up to 1909 - there are some 1910/11 entries on
November 20, 2010 - some 1911
entries from Toronto, Nipissing Dist & York County.
RECENT UPDATES - an "archives" of uploads
The site has been created to
of Ontario Birth Registrations for genealogical research, and has a good representation of most Ontario counties and districts. Daily postings are highlighted at the top of this page; in some cases surname lists of updates are posted to the Ontario & York County lists
Birth Registrations housed on this
website cover the period 1869 to 1911 only. Civil registration
began in Ontario on 1 July 1869, although in the early
years, not all births were registered. Prior to 1869 you will need to
check existing church registers to find baptismal records. Check
the Archives of Ontario website for more details on parish
For births which occurred after 1911, you will need to contact the Office of the Registrar General for the province of Ontario.
All entries are arranged alphabetically by
surname and can be accessed by clicking the appropriate letter of the
alphabet on the chart to the left. In many cases, the content has grown so large that pages have had to be sub-divided. Look for the links at the top of each Birth page to lead you to a different page
(ie: For H surnames, you will need to
click the link "Ho-Hu" surnames to access this surname information).
- Each entry is arranged in the following format - Registration Number;
County; Surname; child's name; sex; birth date; father's name &
occupation; mother's maiden name; informant; township/town/village of
If you are not
familiar with Ontario Birth Registrations, the sample birth registration
on the right is a good example of what you can expect to see on an
original entry. It also shows you the questions that were recorded and
the format of the originals.
to space restrictions, I have omitted the name of the Doctor or midwife,
the date of registration and the registrar's name. In many cases,
the informant, often the child's father, signed the registration form
SOURCES - The Birth Registrations shown on this site are available through the Archives of Ontario (see link below) or the LDS Church. Bill Martin's site gives
an excellent overview of both sources with corresponding reel numbers.
CLICK HERE to learn more.
- if you find an entry of interest, I would urge you to obtain a copy of
that entry and verify the data listed here. Although care has been
taken to list the correct facts in each transcription, errors can
happen, old writing can be miss-interpreted and sometimes entries can be
very difficult to decipher. For the integrity of your own research, you
should use this information as a guide and support it with a copy of the
Keep in mind that although this site is updated several times a week, the entries found here are a mere sampling of Ontario Birth Registrations. When you do not find the entry you are
interested in this does not mean that the registration doesn't exist. Check the Ontario Birth Registrations indexes (see link under Sources) to learn more.
ADDITIONAL PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE:
Miscellaneous Ontario Birth Registrations - as extracted by
Duncan Blachford and arranged alphabetically. These 900 entries roughly cover the period 1866 to 1905 and encompass a number of counties and cities in Ontario.
Baptism index to Grace Anglican Church, Markham Village,
Markham Township, 1849 - 1862. From notes of the late Marion Keffer. This index includes the parents' names, father's occupation, abode and baptism date. Includes primarily families from YORK County.
Births from the Brampton Presbyterian Church, Baptismal Register, 1849 - 1876 (GS3452). Transcribed by Mary Crandall and listed in alphabetical order -
families from PEEL County.
PEEL COUNTY BIRTH REGISTRATIONS. A transcription by Mary Crandall of births registered in PEEL County for the years 1869,
1870, 1881, 1885 & 1901. This has been set up on a separate page and these births have not been included in the alphabetical listing, so be sure to check here also!
Baptisms 1853 to 1916 in Frontenac and
Lennox & Addington Counties. (MS248, reel 6, vol 11). A work in progress by Mary Crandall. To view the entries transcribed to date, and arranged alphabetically,
Markham Circuit Primitive Methodist Baptism
Registers (1843-1866). The Markham Circuit included areas of Markham, Scarborough, Whitchurch, Pickering and King Townships (to name a few) - predominately areas of
YORK COUNTY and ONTARIO COUNTY, Ontario. The register begins in 1843 and includes the child's name, parents, father's occupation, birthplace
and in many cases, the actual birth date. Often, whole families were baptised at one time.
to see the full register.
Primitive Methodist Baptism Registers (1866-1881). This is the
companion register to the baptisms listed above and continues where the
first register ends in 1866. Again, entries are predominately for
persons in York and Ontario Counties. This register begins in July
1866 and includes child's name, where and when born, parents' names,
father's occupation and baptism date.
to access this register.
Parish Registers of St. Joseph's Roman
Catholic Church in Beaverton, Ontario. This parish served the Catholic community in Ontario County, York County and some areas of Simcoe County. The parishioners were predominately Irish and French Canadian. This is an on-going
project and register pages will be uploaded as they are transcribed. Thanks to
Joan Jackaman who supplied copies of the registers and suggested the project. The register begins with Baptisms in 1858. You can access the originals at your LDS
library, using film number 1305883 St Joseph's Parish Beaverton.
CLICK HERE to see the first 7 pages, covering the period 1858 to 1863.
Baptisms for St. Andrews (Maple) Presbyterian Church, Maple, Vaughan Twp., York County, Ontario
(Dec.1865- Dec.1871). CLICK HERE to learn about the congregation and access the baptism register.
Baptisms for Erskine Presbyterian Church, Pickering Twp., Ontario County, Ontario (1869-1881).
CLICK HERE to access the baptism register.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES:
CLICK HERE to access Ontario Birth Registrations for the counties of
Essex & Kent. This
is a portion of the Essex & Kent County Transcription Site maintained by Cindy
CLICK HERE to access
Mary Crandall's transcription of birth registrations for Goderich
HURON (1870-75) & Galt WATERLOO (1870).
CLICK HERE for
Erin Township, Wellington County birth registrations.
Sandy McLellan's site contains many resources for Erin Township research.
CLICK HERE to access Jen Wylie's site with transcribed birth registrations for
Howe Island Twp., Frontenac County from 1872 to 1903.
Included are some entries for Amherst Island (Lennox & Addington Co) and Wolfe & Garden Island (Frontenac Co).
HERE to visit Mary Crandall's site of Ontario
Marriages which houses full transcriptions of Ontario Marriage
Registrations and was the driving force behind the creation of this
site. If you find a birth registration on this site, check Mary's site to see if the parents' marriage registration is listed!
HERE to visit the Archives of Ontario site which
explains the Birth, Death and Marriage Registrations, interlibrary loans
and how to use the indexes.
Wesleyan Methodist Baptism Register - transcribed by
Ida Reed and housed on Bill Martin's site. Lists full details of baptisms recorded throughout Ontario by the Wesleyan Methodist church - starting in the 1840s.
HERE to go to the register.
Early Ontario Records - including baptisms, marriages, census etc - can be found on
Bill Martin's site. It is a wealth of information! Scroll
through his material and you will be amazed at the depth of on-line resources he has made available.
CLICK HERE to go to Early Ontario Records.
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website, please email -
Marshall, November 2010
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