Project: Ontario

Categories: Ontario Project | Canada Project


Associated with the Canada Project

Ontario Project

Welcome to the Ontario Project, part of the Canada Project. The Canada Project is currently undergoing a restructuring, so the contents of this page may change. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact one of the project or team leaders.

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

Contents

Participants

For updated list, see Ontario Team.

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.
  • Make sure that all the profiles for notable Ontarians have the {{Ontarian Sticker}} applied to them.

G2G Updates

Ontario Project Free-Space Pages

Ontario Location Fields

WikiTree’s Location Field Style Guide requires the use of place names used at whatever time period is covered by the profile ("use their conventions instead of ours" using the “names that people at the time used, even if they now no longer exist”). Here are a few tips regarding Ontario place names:

  • Today’s Ontario was Province of Quebec from 1763-1791, Upper Canada from 1791-1841 and Canada West from 1841 until Confederation in 1867.
  • Our Ontario ancestors were often unimaginative. A county, township and town can all carry the same name; for example, Waterloo (town), Waterloo (township), Waterloo (county). This is why it’s important to check census data to find out if the person profiled lived in a town or a township.
  • In the 1990s and early 2000s, politicians decided to amalgamate various townships and towns and attached new names that many Ontarians don’t use. Unfortunately, FindAGrave uses these new designations and you’ll find many Ontario profiles with 19th-century folk living in Minden Hills, for example, rather than plain old Minden.

Ontario Categories

Please see Category: Ontario for useful information on categorization. Today’s Ontario was called Province of Quebec from 1763-1791, Upper Canada from 1791-1841 and Canada West from 1841 until Confederation in 1867.

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.

Resources

See Ontario Resources.



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