Ontario

This is a page of resources for the province of Ontario, Canada.

Ontario (Canada West) joined Confederation on July 1, 1867.

Prior to that, the Act of Union created the Province of Canada in 1841, which consisted of Canada West (Ontario) and Canada East (Quebec).

1842 Canada West Census, Library and Archives Canada

After the 1941 Act of Union creating the Province of Canada, a decision was made to enumerate the population to determine parliamentary representation. This may help explain the emphasis on specifically enumerating the numbers of immigrants from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, and the USA.

1851 Canada West Census, Library and Archives Canada

The second census of the Province of Canada.

Library and Archives Canada has a single searchable database for Canada East (Quebec), Canada West (Ontario), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

1861 Canada West Census, Library and Archives Canada

The third census of the Province of Canada.

Like the 1851 Census above, Library and Archives Canada has a single searchable database for Canada East (Quebec), Canada West (Ontario), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The census of Canada West was begun on January 14, 1861.

Ontario GenWeb

A rich, deep site, staffed by volunteers and like one-stop shopping for Ontario genealogy hunters.