Associated with the Canadian History Project
Welcome to the Ontario Project! Our goals are:
- to bring together WikiTreers with an interest in Ontario families to share resources and help with research
- to create and improve profiles of notable Ontarians
- to create Free Space pages for places, events and other topics of genealogical interest pertaining to Ontario
- Leaders: Mags Gaulden, Interim
- Coordinators: Laurie Cruthers
- Answer our G2G welcome feed to join the Ontario project and get a badge.
- Add Ontario to your followed tags.
- We use email@example.com (subject leadline "Ontario") for communication-follow that link to join us!
- Here is the Ontario project's Error List. Working on these is a great way to contribute.
- Here is what other Ontario project members are working on.
Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration amongst the project participants. Thanks!
- M. Gaulden, Interim Leader
- Laurie Cruthers Project Coordinator - focusing on Talbot Settlers, Notables
- Dave Rutherford
- Christine Daniels - Ontario cemeteries
- Elizabeth Frost
- Leah Worster - focusing on United Empire Loyalists that settled the Hamilton-Wentworth area (primarily Ancaster and Beverly).
- Jim Parish
- Rae Redford, Santema
- Linda E. Kendrick
- Ken McEvoy - focusing on 19th C mayors of Toronto, and related families
- Brett Rutherford
- Eloise Smith
- Maggie N.
- Joanne Southam
- Barry Sweetman
- Louis LaJoie
- Juli Sampson
- Emily Kusec-Ashcroft - Ontario Cemeteries and updating images and information on any Ontario Project related pages
- Alexandra Carter - Lost Villages
- Kristen Louca - Ontario categorization
- Barbara Towne
Ready to Help?
Want to help, but don't know where to start? How about:
- Checking out the list of free-space pages below. We have profiles in need of biographies, profiles in need of connection to the main tree, people with no profiles.
- Adding resources to the list below.
- Working on our maintenance categories Category:Ontario Unsourced Profiles and Category:Ontario Unconnected Profiles
- Make sure that all the Lieutenant Governors of Upper Canada have profiles, succession boxes, and are linked to the main tree. Progress: profiles 15/17, succession boxes 0/0, linked to main tree 6/17
- Make sure that all the Premiers of Canada West have profiles, succession boxes, and are linked to the main tree. Progress: profiles 13/13, succession boxes 13/13, linked to main tree 5/13. Thanks to Bob Jewett.
- Make sure that all the Premiers of Ontario have profiles, succession boxes, and are linked to the main tree. Progress: profiles 25/25, succession boxes 25/25, linked to main tree 5/25. Thanks again to Bob Jewett.
Ontario Free-Space Pages
- Lieutenant Governors of Upper Canada Biography builders needed to work on these.
- Premiers of Canada West Bio builders needed here, too.
- Ontario Premiers And here.
- Ontario Musicians Just one lonely entry.
- Ontario Artists Ten but let's add more.
- Ontario Authors Those on the chart without a link need a profile.
- Ontario Performing Artists More actors, dancers, etc. needed.
- Notable_Ontarians Lists people associated with Ontario who are Persons of National Historic Significance or who have an entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, The Canadian Encyclopedia, or Wikipedia. See category for full list.
- Lost Villages of Ontario
- Talbot Settlers
- York Region Settlers
Proposed Free-Space Pages
- The Niagara Settlers
- The Peter Robinson Settlers
Please see Category: Ontario for useful information on categorization. Today’s Ontario was called Upper Canada from 1791-1841 and Canada West from 1841 until Confederation in 1867.
- Category:Notable Ontarians Thanks to Greg Slade, this is now a main category with sub-categories (Ontario Artists, etc.). Please use the sub-category.
- Category:Ontario Artists
- Category:Ontario Athletes
- Category:Ontario Authors
- Category:Ontario Business Figures
- Category:Ontario First Nations
- Category:Ontario Inventors
- Category:Ontario Jurists
- Category:Ontario Mayors
- Category:Ontario Medical Figures
- Category:Ontario Musicians
- Category:Ontario Performing Artists
- Category:Ontario Photographers
- Category:Ontario Politicians
- Category:Ontario Scientists
- Category:Ontario Unsourced Profiles
- Category:Ontario Unconnected Profiles
Related WikiTree Projects, Free-Space Pages and Categories
- Please add other Ontario-related free-space pages, projects or categories you think would be of interest.
- Ann Eliza Hepburne Rooth's 1837 Album
- Holland Marsh Dutch Settlers
- Markham Berczy Settlers Project
- Ontario Cemeteries
- Ontario Cemeteries, Category Page
- United Empire Loyalist Project
- Upper Canada in the War of 1812
- Upper Canada Rebellion, Category Page
Ontario is the most multicultural province in Canada. Its population of 12 million includes First Nations and immigrants from 200 countries who speak as many as 130 languages. These resources will help you discover how your ancestors helped shape today’s Ontario.
- Archives of Ontario - Many finding aids and exhibits; growing amount of digitized content.
- Canada Genweb Cemetery Project, Ontario Page - A free cemetery directory.
- The Canadian Atlas Digital Project - Free. Jan suggests searching the historical atlases, finding an ancestor's land location and then using that information to compare to a modern map.
- Canadian Encyclopedia, Ontario - Online encyclopedia useful for general information.
- Canadiana Homepage - (National Resource) A non-profit project to digitize Canada's documentary heritage.
- The Changing Shape of Ontario: The Evolution of the District and County System - Maps of the changes in administrative boundaries from 1788-1899.
- 1812 History - Collection of many digitized War of 1812 documents and pictures of artifacts contributed by Universities, Libraries, Museums, and Archives.
- Library and Archives Canada Federal government resource; free
- Local Histories and Gazeteers Online
- History of the County of Brant. Brantford: Brant Historical Society, 1920. archive.org
- History of the County of Middlesex, Canada, published in 1889
- History of Leeds and Grenville, from 1749 to 1879
- Immigrants from England 1800-1900, Province of Ontario, Vol. 1, Frontenac County
- The Oxford Gazeteer, (Oxford County) published in 1852
- Robertson's landmarks of Toronto : a collection of historical sketches from 1792 until 1908
- Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
- Ontario Genealogical Society Homepage
- OntarioGenWeb Census Project
- Ontario Historical Society
- Ontario Vital Statistic Project hosted on Rootsweb
- Our Ontario - Growing index of newspapers, books, articles, and more including a large amount of digitized content.
- Our Roots (National Resource), contains digital copies of many local histories; login needed.
- Sources-Canada - Rick Pierpont's Canadian resources page on WikiTree.
- Toronto Public Library, Virtual Reference Library
- Waterloo Region Generations - Free site for researching ancestors in Waterloo County (now Waterloo Region).
- Wikipedia, Ontario
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