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Resources in our Collection
The indexes for the following years have been released by the Province:
- Births 1869-1914
- Marriages 1873-1929
- Deaths 1869-1939
Ancestry Library Edition (Available only in Library)
This extensive database carries indexes and images for many of the Ontario Vital records. The most current vital records for Ontario have not been added yet, but Ancestry is working on it.
The Oshawa Public Libraries offer access to this resource, but it is available only within a library branch.
Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide
418.02 SHE (McL)
International Vital Records Handbook
REF 929.373 KEM (McL)
Researching American Vital Statistics Records
929.1072073 BAR (McL)
Researching Canadian Vital Statistics Records: Births, Marriages, and Deaths
REF 929.1072071 MUR (McL)
Vital Records in Ontario before 1869: A Guide to Early Ontario Vital Records
REF 929.3713 STR (McL)
The Births, Marriages, and Deaths page from Library and Archives Canada offers some information on when each province began recording their vital statistics. Also includes information on how to obtain and research earlier records.
Some transcriptions of Ontario Vital Records are available online through the Ontario Vital Statistics Project.