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BOOK - Municipal Records in Ontario, History and Guide
By Fraser Dunford
This edition by Global Heritage Press, Carleton Place, 2023
Originally published by Ontario Genealogical Society, 2005
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This book provides the detail necessary to identify, locate and access a wide range of municipal records that can provide the family historian with much valuable information that is not recorded elsewhere.

Here you will find a history of municipal record keeping that will show you what to look for, depending on the time period you are interested in. There is a description of the many different documents municipalities produced, so you will know which to search first. Of great value are the six appendices listing every municipality in Ontario that could have produced records. Two more appendices give details on Assessment Rolls and Collector Rolls, showing what information can be found in them in different time periods.

The included extensive list of Ontario townships that identifies their dates of establishment, dates of amalgamation or elimination, and dates of boundary changes which resulted in changes in the County or District that they were part of, is essential for everyone researching Ontario ancestors. This tool aids you to know where to look for records recorded in a specific place and time period.

Contents include:
  • Introduction - The Purpose of this book
  • Municiple Records - List of, with descriptions
  • Terminology
  • Maps of Districts & Counties of Upper Canada, Canada West & Ontario: 1792, 1798, 1845, 1882
  • Appendices
    • Numbered Townships
    • Districts in Ontario (pre 1850)
    • Counties, Modern Districts and Regional Municipalities
    • Townships and Improvement Districts
    • Villages, Towns and Cities
    • Modern Municipalities (post 1990)
    • Layout of Assessment Roll (1855–1925)
    • Layout of Collector Roll (1952–1920)
  • Bibliography

  • 184 Pages
  • 8-1/2 x 11"
  • Maps/illustrations
  • Softcover - Coilbound
  • This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Carleton Place, 2023 ISBN 978-1-77240-211-7
  • Originally published by Ontario Genealogical Society, 2005 ISBN 0-7779-2150-2

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