Surnames/tags: Ontario Canada
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 | C Ibey | Barry Sweetman | Anne Farrar | Jo-Anne Zeron-Benes | Christine Daniels | Ross Henderson | Ken McEvoy | Robin Helstrom | David Beneteau | Leah Worster | James Edgar | Tanya Quinn | Joe Patterson | Darren Kellett | Carolyn Fitch | Jamie Thompson | Jeff Pucell | Janet Berkman | Catherine Trewin | Nancy Baker | Jenni Bochenek | Ronald McMillin | Faith Chambers | Aretha Greatrix | Juli Sampson Amanda Arrowsmith | Liz Frost | Jelena Eckstädt | Cody Johnson | Alexandra Carter | Robert Webb |Peggy Watkins | Catherine Nacov
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 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.
- Lost Villages of Ontario
- Ontario Community Namesakes
- Peter Robinson Settlers
- Talbot Settlers
- Toronto Street Namesakes
- York Region Settlers
These pages are under review.
- 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.*
- Lieutenant Governors of Upper Canada
- Ontario Musicians
- Ontario Artists
- Ontario Authors
- Ontario Performing Artists
- Ontario Premiers
- Premiers of Canada West
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.
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 location categories are currently undergoing a restructuring. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Laurie.
- Category:Ontario,_Cemeteries - Led by Ontario Team Member Christine Daniels
- Category: Ontario, Unsourced Profiles - During the recent Source-A-Thon, several of us made a dent in Ontario's unsourced profiles, but hundreds still need sources, so if you like sourcing, please jump in!
- Category: Ontario, Unconnected Profiles - Always work to be done here, too.
- Category:Notable Ontarians Main category with sub-categories (Ontario Artists, etc.). Please use the sub-category. See the category page for instructions.
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- Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Laurie Cruthers, Canada Project WikiTree, and Susie MacLeod. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
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