The register of Rev. Ralph Leeming, includes far fewer marriages, but quite a few baptisms. He covered parts of the Gore and London Districts, including Ancaster, Flamboro East and West, Glanford, Nelson and Barton Townships. The register is for the years 1816-1827.
The register of St. Mark's and St. Andrew's Churches in Niagara. This includes the register of Rev. Robert Addison, who covered the area from 1792, and who was succeeded by Rev. Thomas Creen. There are about 2000 baptisms, 500 marriages and 350 burials listed. The years covered are 1792 to 1832. Some of the areas covered are Niagara, Chippewa, Grand River, Ancaster, York, Grimsby, Fort Erie, Long Point, Grantham, Queenston, St. Catharines. There are many references to 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 40 Mile Creek, etc. in these registers. Some of their modern locations are noted with the page of baptisms.
April 13, 1999. More baptisms, burials and marriages from the Niagara Region. It includes the registers of Rev. Wm. Leeming, Thomas Cummings J. P. and some old local government records. Dates are 1820 to 1837 for most of them, but there are some records for 1800 to 1820. Covers Niagara, Lundy's Lane, Thorold, Stamford Twp., Grantham, Crowland, St. Catharines, Bertie, Queenston, Pelham and Willoughby townships and areas, to name a few.
May 8, 1999. The Registers of Marriages, Baptisms, and Burials of Rev. John Langhorn . His registers cover a large number of these events in the District of Mecklenburg, which includes the townships of: Ernest Town, Kingston, Fredericksburg, Adolphustown, Camden, Marysburg, Sophiesburg, Ameliasburg, Sydney, Thurlow, Richmond . Years covered are 1788 to 1813.
The Registers of Rev. Robert McDowall are of his work as a missionary and minister of the Presbyterian Church in the Kingston area. The townships he covered are the same ones mentioned for the area covered by Rev. John Langhorn. The register spans the years 1800 to 1830s. A small register exists for 76 marriages performed by Stephen Conger J. P. His area of service was the Township of Hallowell, Prince Edward County. It covers 1803 - 1823.
Another small register exists for about 85 baptisms performed at Fort George on the Niagara River, for 1821 to 1827.
May 10, 1999. A small register of baptisms and marriages from the town of Grimsby and area. These are the records of Rev. William Sampson, Rev. Robert McGill and others. Includes Newark (Niagara), Thorold, Grimsby, Trafalgar, Louth, etc. There are 3 time periods included. They are 1793-1814, 1817-1822 and 1830-1834.
May 17, 1999. The register of Rev. John Miller is a lengthy list of the baptisms, marriages and burials he performed in Ancaster and area. There are many records here, very well kept, and cover the years 1830-1837.
May 24, 1999. Lutheran Church Record for 1793-1832. These records are for what is known as Ebenezer Church, at Big Creek, Fredericksburgh, Lennox County. There are many baptisms and a few marriages along with some lists of church members. Many of the UE Loyalist pioneers who were of Dutch or German descent, and from Evangelical Lutheran congregations in New York or New Jersey were members of this church.
June 15 & July 5, 1999. The Baptism records for the Church of the Assumption, located in Sandwich, Essex County. These records are for the period 1761 to 1786. Also includes a few marriages from the years 1760 to 1781. Almost all are records of the early French-Canadian settlers. Burials, and more marriages.
July 14, 1999. The Quinte Loyalists of 1784. A short writeup detailing some of the events of the American War of Independance, with emphasis on how the Loyalists who had to leave the new U. S. of A. made a home for themselves in the Quinte region on Lake Ontario. Quite a few names of these early settlers and their locations in the new townships set aside for them.
July 21, 1999. The Marriage register of Rev. William Jenkins of Richmond Hill. Includes the records of 852 marriages performed in the York, Markham, Vaughan, Whitchurch, Pickering and Uxbridge areas of Ontario. The period covered is from 1819 to 1843. Over 3400 names when witnesses are included.
August 19, 1999. The Migration of Voyageurs from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene in 1828. This file contains the stories of six of the survivors of the families who migrated at this time. Their stories are a fascinating look into the lives and times of these people, and includes a lot of information for the genealogist. None is to be considered a primary source, but for some of the information presented there is not likely to be another source at all. At the end is a list of many of the voyageurs and their dependants who made this journey. A very good page to read if you are interested in early Ontario history, even if you have no voyageurs in your ancestry. Main areas of interest are: Penetanguishene; Simcoe Co.; Sault Ste. Marie; Bruce Mines; Manitoulin Island.
August 20, 1999. The Parish Register of Brockville and vicinity, 1814-1830 (100k). This register contains a large number of marriages and baptisms from the Brockville (Elizabethtown) area. Many are UELs or their descendants. There are several ministers included here, Rev. John Bethune, Rev. John Leeds, Rev. John Wenham and Rev. Rossington Elms amongst others.
August 27, 1999. The Register of Saint Paul's Church at Fort Erie for the years 1836-1844 contains a total of 548 entries, comprised of 288 baptisms, 124 marriages and 136 burials. Almost all of the marriages include the names of the witnesses, and a lot of the baptisms contain names of sponsors. Some burials have names of witnesses to the interment. It means that there are a lot of names to be found within this file. Most of the people mentioned are from Fort Erie, Bertie Township, Humberston Township as well as a few from New York State.
September 1, 1999. This list of United Empire Loyalists who settled at Long Point will be of interest to anyone researching the history of the Loyalists, as many stories are told of the trials and tribulations of these early settlers. This information was gathered at the end of the last century from descendants of these UEL pioneers, and while it may be that some stories have been embellished in the retelling, there certainly could be information of interest to all. There are 41 stories told, some fairly long, others just a paragraph or two. Many names are mentioned, so if you have ancestors in this area of Ontario in 1793-1811 you might need to check them all to see if the name shows up.
September 1, 1999. If you have a Loyalist ancestor from Pennsylvania, maybe they or a family member made it into the Pennsylvania Blacklist. An interesting list of about 500 names of those accused of treason for their Loyalist sympathies.
September 1, 1999. A second register for Rev. William Smart was found in 1929, and it covers a number of baptisms that took place in Brockville in the years 1831 to 1848. There are about 380 of them, and they cover residents of Brockville, Elizabethtown, Kitley, Augusta, Leeds, Yonge, Bastard, Lansdowne, Hillier and area.
September 1, 1999. In 1808 an assessment was made of Hallowell Township and this list of about 154 of the early settlers and their acreages of land is included here."
September 16, 1999. This register of Rev. A. Mackintosh for St. Thomas includes baptisms, burials and marriages for the years 1824-1830, and is for the Church of England. It covers the areas of St. Thomas, Yarmouth, Southwold, Dunwich, London, Westminster, Malahide and vicinity. A lot of names are mentioned as it includes baptism sponsors and marriage witnesses. (109k).
September 28, 1999. The record of transcriptions of the Blue Church Burying Ground in Augusta Township, Grenville County includes a number of entries from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. Many are of family groups and the information includes a bit of the history of the Church of England in that area, as well as some background on a few of the families mentioned. (32k)
October 10, 1999. Wendy Standish has kindly accepted my offer to include on this site her transciption of a book of marriage records she recently acquired. This book is for marriages performed from 1840-1892 at St. George's Church in St. Catharines. This list of marriages has many couples from the surrounding areas. It includes the Townships of Pelham, Louth, Moulton, Grantham, Niagara, Clinton, Thorold and Niagara . The names of witnesses are listed as well. (95k)
October 12, 1999. When I created the page for the Long Point Loyalists, I decided to also add a page for the first part of this particular book, as it tells a story that is likely applicable to many of the early settlers of Ontario. This page does contain some genealogical information, but its' primary value is as a description of how life was lived circa 1800. As well, for those who want to find out more about the American Revolution, and how it impacted the lives of the Loyalists, this page will be an 'interesting' read. (143k)
November 14, 1999. Volume 5 of the Papers and Records of the Ontario Historical Society contains a genealogy of theBULL family who settled in Hallowell Township starting in 1792. It mentions a number of other families and their connections to this family and contains a lot of dates and locations. If you have early ancestors who lived in the area this file may contain something for you. (32k)
November 14, 1999. Volume 1 (1899) of the P. & R. of the O.H.S contains a list of the members of theCapt. Cameron's Company of the Regiment of York Militia. If you had ancestors involved in the War of 1812 this might be of help. (15k)
November 14, 1999. Volume 1 (1899) also had a short piece on The Descendants of Joseph Brant. If you have any possible connections to this famous Aboriginal leader this page will be of interest. (12k)
November 14, 1999. Ejvor Merkley has kindly offered to make several resources available for lookups. These are early church records for Dundas area. Take a look to see if her records are of interest and send her an email if they are.
Loraine P. Ertelt of Humble, Texas has kindly offered to have a list of her personal resources included at my site. She will do lookups for anyone needing assistance in the areas covered. Take a look to see if she has that elusive source book or cemetery listing you've been looking for. NOTE: Loraine has changed her email address. Check her page for the new one.
Dec. 22, 1999. Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Grey for the Year 1865-66 by William Wye Smith. This directory contains almost 7600 names of residents of the 17 townships of Grey County, taken by Mr. Smith from the assessment rolls for 1864. Every place with a name is noted and described in the Gazetteer portion. Almost every town or crossroads lists some of the residents. This is a large resource of 330 printed pages which have been transcribed into 8 files, each of around 100k.
Jan. 12, 2000- Jim Spencer of Ottawa has kindly provided us with a copy of an account of her life, as told by his ggggrandmother. It was originally published in 1894, and is interesting for the window it provides us with on life in the early 1800s in Ontario, particularly Lanark and Perth.
Jan. 12, 2000- Doreen Morrison email@example.com has available some of the Assumption Church, Sandwich, Essex County, Baptismal records for the years 1761-1924 inclusive. Please write for lookups. Please be aware her source covers baptisms, not marriages or deaths.
Jan. 30, 2000 Joyce Scott has offered to share her resources for Kent and Essex Counties. They include a number of good resources for the Sandwich and Detroit areas.
Jan. 30, 2000 The Parish Register of Kingston, Upper Canada 1785-1811 Edited by Archibald Hope Young (1863-1936), this book was published in Kingston in 1921. It contains the register of Dr. John Stuart, as it pertains to Kingston. This book has a lot of historical details about the early days of Kingston and the founding families. If you are lucky enough to find an ancestor listed you may also be able to find details on their lives and history that Mr. Young has added from a number of other sources in his very detailed footnotes. The book is in 2 parts. Click here to jump to PART 2.
Feb. 4, 2000 The Perth County Pioneers is a partial transcription of documents supplied to me by Don Holmes. It details the forced immigration from Scotland by some of the pioneers who eventually made Perth County their home. Included are copies of two documents from the Scottish Archives, entitled the Breadalbane Muniments. They are entreaties sent to the Marquis of Breadalbane by some of the Perth County Scots, as well as a detail of the two routes they took to arrive at Perth County. Interesting reading, not just for those with Scottish ancestry, but for anyone whose ancestors emigrated to Ontario in the early 1800s.
Feb. 4, 2000 Cadillac's Village is an account of the settling of Detroit by the French in the years 1701 - 1710. It includes directories of the original town in 1708 as well one as of everyone who lived in or visited the town in that period. Joyce Scott was kind enough to provide a copy of this document that was originally published as a series in the News-Tribune in the summer of 1896. Why include information from Detroit in a page on Early Ontario, you may ask? A lot of these families are involved in the fur trade and had family connections throughout the rest of Canada, but most especially to Sandwich, Essex County, which is right across the river. In those days there was no border, and nothing to stop a free flow of goods and people from one community to the other. If you find this page of help, try checking out the Detroit Genealogy site and their publications for more on the early residents and voyageurs.
Feb. 8, 2000 Barton Township is one of the townships settled by Loyalists who came to Ontario after the American Revolution, and this list of the original patentees gives their names and locations. A good resource for finding some of these early settlers. This list is adapted from Issue #1 - 1958 of Wentworth Bygones.
Feb. 8, 2000 Robert Land and his family were among the early settlers in the Head of the Lake (Hamilton) area. This article on the Land Family is also adapted from Issue #1 - 1958 of Wentworth Bygones.
Feb. 8, 2000 Documents Historiques No. 87 is a small book written in 1989 by Micheline Marchand and entitled Les Voyageurs et la Colonisation de Pιnιtanguishene (1825-1871). It includes a list of the voyageurs and the land grants they received. It is an expansion of the work of A. C. Osborne that is listed above under Migration of Voyageurs.
Excerpts from the book Lunenburgh, or the Old Eastern District, by J. F. Pringle, Judge County Court, and published in Cornwall in 1890.
Feb. 8, 2000 John Baker, who died in 1871 was one of the last people who were born into slavery in what is now Canada. His story, partially in his own words, is told here, and it provides some interesting history as well as some helpful genealogical references. This is copied from Chapter XXXVI.
Feb. 8, 2000 Lot Owners of the Old Eastern District are listed by Lot and Concession for all of the Land Owners shown on McNiff's Map, dated November 1, 1786. This list covers the townships that became Lancaster, Charlottenburgh, Osnabruck, Williamsburgh, Matilda and the Town of Cornwall. This list is a great place to look for that lost early Loyalist settler.
Feb. 8, 2000 List of Officers of Jessop's and Butler's Corps. in the American Revolution, as well as lists of the officers of the King's Royal Regiment of New York. These lists include some details of where they were from and their status in the communities they left.
Feb. 14, 2000 Roll of the Second Battalion and Genadier Company of the First Battalion of the King's Royal Regiment of New York.
Mar. 7, 2000 List of Officers and Men of the 84th Regiment of the King's Royal Regiment of New York, with the area of residence in Ontario, and the Regiment they served in. About 1200 names.
Apr. 4, 2000 Names Inserted on the U. E. List by the Executive Council. About 700-800 names.
Apr. 4, 2000 Misc. Lists and Petitions - Royalist Regiments. Includes a report from Sir John Johnson that shows the cruelties of the war extended to both sides. Lists some of those asking for aid in reuniting their families, separated by the war.
Apr. 4, 2000 Officers List of Early Militia Regiments. Various Eastern District counties.
Apr. 4, 2000 Return of Officers - 1st Battalion, Royal Highland Emigrants. Includes some enlistment details.
Apr. 4, 2000 Accidental Deaths and Suicides and some selected marriages for the year 1886. These two excerpts are from the book The Dominion Annual Register and Review For the Twentieth Year of the Canadian Union, 1886, edited by Harry James Morgan. Covers names from across Canada as well as some events from outside the country. The marriages appear to be from 'Society Page' entries, and the deaths from articles in major newspapers.