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Thunder Bay District
This area of Ontario is covered by Thunder Bay District GenWeb. The information presented below is merely an outline of the county and does not include what is available for genealogical research for this area. For information on genealogical research of this area please visit Thunder Bay District GenWeb.

Thunder Bay District was established in 1871 from Algoma District.

Originally the area was inhabited by Ojibway Indians. By the 1670's fur traders were in the area and trading posts were being established. Both the Hudson's Bay Company and Northwest Company did business in this district.

By the 1850's settlers were starting to arrive, and settlement increased in the 1870's when the railroad came.

"Population 1,480 in 1871, 39,496 in 1911, 85,200 in 1941 and 141,755 in 1980."3

Thunder Bay District is located in Northern Ontario.

  • Prior to 1871 - Algoma District

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  • Upper Canada [Est. 1791]
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    Canada West [Est. 1841]
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    Ontario [Est. 1867]
    Addington County [Est. 1792]
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    Algoma District [Est. 1858]
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    Bathurst District [Est. 1824]
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    Bothwell District [Est. 1867]
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    Brant County [Est. 1852]
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    Brock District [Est. 1837]
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    Bruce County [Est. 1849]
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    Cardwell District [Est. 1867]
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    Carleton County [Est. 1800]
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    Cochrane District [Est. 1922]
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    Colborne District [Est. 1841]
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    Dalhousie District [Est. 1838]
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    District of Keewatin [Est. 1876]
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    Dufferin County [Est. 1881]
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    Dundas County [Est. 1792]
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    Durham County [Est. 1792]
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    Eastern District [Est. 1792]
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    Elgin County [Est. 1852]
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    Essex County [Est. 1792]
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    Frontenac County [Est. 1792]
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    Glengarry County [Est. 1792]
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    Gore District [Est. 1816]
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    Grenville County [Est. 1792]
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    Grey County [Est. 1852]
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    Haldimand County [Est. 1800]
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    Haliburton County [Est. 1874]
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    Halton County [Est. 1816]
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    Hastings County [Est. 1792]
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    Hesse District [Est. 1788]
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    Home District [Est. 1792]
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    Huron County [Est. 1842]
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    Huron District [Est. 1842]
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    Johnstown District [Est. 1798]
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    Kenora District [Est. 1907]
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    Kent County [Est. 1792]
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    Lambton County [Est. 1850]
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    Lanark County [Est. 1824]
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    Leeds County [Est. 1792]
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    Lennox & Addington County [Est. 1800]
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    Lennox County [Est. 1792]
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    Lincoln County [Est. 1792]
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    London District [Est. 1800]
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    Lunenburg District [Est. 1788]
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    Manitoulin District [Est. 1888]
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    Mecklenburgh District [Est. 1788]
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    Middlesex County [Est. 1800]
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    Midland District [Est. 1792]
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    Monck County [Est. 1867]
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    Muskoka District [Est. 1868]
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    Nassau District [Est. 1788]
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    Newcastle District [Est. 1802]
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    Niagara District [Est. 1800]
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    Nipissing District [Est. 1858]
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    Norfolk County [Est. 1792]
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    Northumberland County [Est. 1792]
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    Ontario County [Est. 1849]
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    Ontario County (#1) [Est. 1792]
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    Ottawa District [Est. 1816]
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    Oxford County [Est. 1800]
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    Parry Sound District [Est. 1869]
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    Peel County [Est. 1852]
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    Perth County [Est. 1850]
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    Peterborough County [Est. 1838]
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    Prescott County [Est. 1800]
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    Prince Edward County [Est. 1792]
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    Prince Edward District [Est. 1831]
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    Rainy River District [Est. 1885]
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    Renfrew County [Est. 1838]
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    Rupert's Land
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    Russell County [Est. 1800]
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    Simcoe County [Est. 1798]
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    Simcoe District [Est. 1837]
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    Stormont County [Est. 1792]
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    Sudbury District [Est. 1894]
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    Suffolk County [Est. 1792]
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    Talbot District [Est. 1837]
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    Thunder Bay District [Est. 1871]
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    Timiskaming District [Est. 1912]
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    Victoria County [Est. 1852]
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    Victoria District [Est. 1837]
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    Waterloo County [Est. 1838]
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    Welland County [Est. 1845]
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    Wellington County [Est. 1852]
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    Wellington District [Est. 1837]
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    Wentworth County [Est. 1816]
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    Western District [Est. 1792]
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    York County [Est. 1792]

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