UPDATED SEPT. 12th, 2017

Welcome to the Parry Sound and Muskoka Genweb Site

My name is Wayne Cook and I have taken over the site from Stephanie. Most of the material that was on the previous site is still here. I'm using a background colour of blue for all pages except in the case of my Historical Plaques site where the background is black, so that if the background colour changes you know that you have left the Parry Sound Muskoka site.
If you have any material to add to the site or would like to co-host this page with me, my email addy will be at the bottom of all pages.

Also, at the bottom of this page I have added a link to all the other Ontario Genweb Sites.

To join the 2 rootsweb mailing lists for this area just click on the link and add the words "subscribe" without the quotes. NOTE: These are 2 separate mailing lists so you will have to subscribe to them separately.


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Look Up Volunteers Census Information
Parry Sound and Muskoka
District Query Board
Family Websites
Newspapers Schools
Cemeteries and Churches Research Tips
History Books etc. Historical Plaques of
Parry Sound
Historical Plaques of
Historical Plaques of
Mailing lists for
Ontario Counties etc.

The Parry Sound District is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. Its seat is Parry Sound. Its boundaries are Muskoka to the south, the Sudbury District, the French River and Lake Nipissing in the north, Nipissing District, Ontario and North Bay in the north and east and parts of Algonquin Park in the northeast.

Parry Sound is the largest natural harbour on Georgian Bay. The town was named by "Captain Henry Bayfield" after Sir William Edward Parry, the Arctic explorer. Bayfield surveyed the 30,000 islands in the early 19th Century.

The District of Muskoka was established by Provincial legislation and commenced operations on January 1, 1971. According to the Algonkin native language, Muskoka is loosely translated as “the land of red earth.” Both the Muskoka and Parry Sound Districts have been well known to tourists for over 100 years.

Stick around and enjoy the Parry Sound Muskoka site, when you are finished just use this drop down menu to jump over to another Ontario Genweb site.