Ontario Team

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Welcome to the Ontario Team, part of the Canada Project.

Project Coordinator: Laurie Cruthers

Team Members: Mags Gaulden | Kathryn Hogan | Melissa McKay | David Hughey | Hannah Berney | Steve Maxted | Barry Sweetman | Christine Daniels | Ross Henderson | Ken McEvoy | Joe Patterson | Catherine Trewin | Amanda Arrowsmith | Jelena Eckstädt | Alexandra Carter | Robert Webb |Peggy Watkins | Nathan Albright | Amy Gilpin | Rae Santema | Nicole Duchesne | Culley Schweger Bell | Lawrence Bailey | Barbara Richards | John Goodwin | Robin Helstrom | John Campbell | Michael Schell | Bob Presley| Ron Raymer | Vickie Wilson | Anne Creighton| Deanna McHugh | Elgin Smith | Margaret Parker | Lisa Hems | Mike Mintz | Barbara Davis | Maggie Oyler | Kandita Post | B E Smith | Louise Anne Fairlie | Carol Swensen | Leonard Olson | Kelley Evans | Gilberte Renaud | Jennifer Robins

Please join us! Since we are a part of the Canada Project, you must join the project first. You can then add Ontario to your list of followed|tags and a leader will add your name to this list. Any questions, please get in touch with Laurie.



  • 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

Ontario Free Space Pages

Several members have set up free space pages on various topics pertaining to Ontario. You are encouraged to add profiles or information to the existing pages or to set up new pages.

Ontario Place Pages

Ontario Notables

This is a worksheet that Ken and I once used to keep track of the work that needed to be done on Ontario notables. It’s now updated. If you like writing bios and connecting people, dozens of interesting people’s profiles need your help. When you’ve finished, please update the person’s entry on the worksheet.

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 Québec from 1763-1791, Upper Canada from 1791-1841 and Canada West from 1841 until Confederation in 1867. The restructuring of location categories is mostly complete. If you have any questions, or find you need a category created, please get in touch with Amy Gilpin.

Free Space Pages Attached to Categories

Ontario Resources

Please add to this list. Ontario Resources

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Upper Canada Land Books : with full-text search, 41 reels , click link to vew images within each book. Gives names locations dates, etc.

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