Historic Records – Post 1869
Those records that are considered as historic are placed in the Archives of Ontario. Each year another year is added to the collection. The Archives of Ontario holds microfilm copies of the indexes and records for the following years:
||1869 – 1913
||1869 – 1928
||1869 – 1938
In addition the Archives holds registrations of Ontario deaths 1939 – 1947 (RG 80-21), which document the deaths of Ontario residents overseas (mostly during military operations) during and immediately after the Second World War. The microfilm records are available from the Archives through Interlibrary Loan. The following online research guides are available:
- Vital Statistics Records - Research Guide 202
- Understanding the Vital Statistics Indexes – Research Guide 203
- Sources for Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Research Guide 204
Microfilm copies of the Ontario Vital Statistic records are also found in the Family History Library and can be ordered through a Family History Center. An index to these records is gradually being added to the website http://familysearch.org.
The indexes and digitized images of the Ontario Vital Statistics records are found at Ancestry.ca. This is a subscription-based site that offers a 14-day free trial. Many public libraries have copies of the site that you could use for free if you have a library card.
Note the years available but updates are added. If you don’t find the name in the index you are able to browse by county and year.