HALDIMAND COUNTY ONTARIO GENWEB

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RESOURCES FOR YOUR RESEARCH

Research note:
Remember, just because you read it somewhere, does not make it true.
Books & records have errors. Check & re check the facts.
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BOOKS    INTERNET    LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS    SOCIETIES

MY ELUSIVE ANCESTOR

BOOKS

  • Haldimand County Marriages 1803-1856
    by William Yeager
    Publisher
    Norfolk Historical Society C1983
    Simcoe, Ontario
    From newspapers, civil & church records
    Includes index
    Available at some libraries


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    ON THE INTERNET

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  • Cyndi's List

  • Canada Cemetery Lists

  • Upper Canada-1846-Gov't & District Officers

  • Sources for Genealogical Research in Canada

  • Canadian Heritage

  • Canadian Census Index

  • Farmers Directory
    More Townships will be added

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  • Titanic Passenger Lists

  • Immigration to Canada

  • Canadian Orange History

  • Eastern Public Land Sales 1820-1908
    I have found Ontario Ancestors in this list

  • Genealogy & History of Ontario

  • Genealogy by Bill Martin
    Loaded with information. Film numbers for birth, death, marriage
    records, wills, estate records, Ontario Archive Interlibrary
    Loan Catalog. A must visit.

  • Genealogy Links.Net (4,000 links)

  • Ontario Tavern License Holders-1868
  • Locate Cities/Towns Worldwide
    (astrology, but informative)

  • Latter Day Saints Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
    (sometimes busy)

  • German Embassy at Ottawa

  • Land Forces to 1783

  • Ontario Community Newspaper Association

  • Ontario Genealogy Resources

  • Historic Plaques of Ontario

  • Central Library
    Free gateway to more than 2,500 libraries

  • World GenWeb

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  • Canada (main site)

  • Alberta

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  • New Brunswick

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  • Ontario

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  • Grand Orange Lodge of Canada

  • The Olive Tree Genealogy

  • Six Nations

  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

  • Early Canadiana

  • Deciphering Old Handwriting

  • U. E. Loyalists

  • Researching Acadian/French Surnames

  • GedComs at RootsWeb

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    LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS

  • Dunnville Library
    317 Chestnut St.
    Dunnville, Ontario
    N1A 2H4
    (905) 774-4240
    Local histories, early newspapers, & private collections

  • The Grand Erie Education Archives is located at Waterford District High School
    227 Main St. South
    Waterford, Ontario
    N0E 1Y0
    (519) 582-8657
    archives@fc.gedsb.net


  • Haldimand-Norfolk Museum & Archives
    P.O. Box 38
    8 Echo St.
    Cayuga, Ontario
    N0A 1E0
    (905) 772-5880
    (Behind the Courthouse)
    Cemeteries, photographs, family histories & private collections

  • Nanticoke Public Library
    2 Monson
    Jarvis, Ontario
    N0A I5O
    (519) 587-4293
    Tweedmuir Histories

  • Selkirk Public Library
    P.O. Box
    Selkirk, Ontario
    N0A 1P0
    (905) 776-2127
    Books on local history, family histories, & private collections


  • Latter Day Saints-Mormon Library
  • Archives of Ontario
  • St. Catharines Public Library
    54 Church St.
    St. Catharines, Ontario
    L2R 3B1
    (416) 688-6103
    Marriage Bonds, Vol. 13-44, 1803-1846
    Cemetery Records, primarily Niagara (Lincoln & Welland Co.), some Haldimand-Norfolk
    Early Niagara Peninsula Newspapers 1796-1873
    Excellent collection.
    I have visited this library


  • Wainfleet Township Public Library
    19M49 Park St.
    Wainfleet, Ontario
    L0S 1V0
    (905) 899-1277

    I have visited this library, which has some Haldimand-Norfolk information


  • York, Grand River Historical Society Library
    R. R. 1
    Caledonia, Ontario
    N0A 1A0


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    SOCIETIES

  • Grand River Branch, U. E. L.
    c/o Miss Eleanor Chapin
    14 Springfield Dr.
    Brantford, On.
    N3R 1N2

  • Ontario Genealogical Society
    40 Orchard Blvd.
    Suite 102
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4R 1B9
    (416) 489-0734

  • Haldimand County Branch
    Ontario Genealogical Society
    Box 956
    Cayuga, Ontario
    N0A 1E0
    Meetings:
    7:00PM 1st Monday, except Jul & Aug.
    Haldimand County Museum
    8 Echo St.
    Cayuga, Ontario


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    MY ELUSIVE ANCESTOR

    I went searching for my ancestor, I cannot find him still
    He moved around from place to place and did not leave a will
    He married where a courthouse burned, he mended all his fences
    He avoided any man who came to take the Census

    He always kept his luggage packed, this man who had no fame
    And every twenty years or so, this rascal changed his name
    His parents came from Europe. They should be on some list of passengers
    But somehow they got missed

    And no one else in this wide world is searching for this man
    So I play genea-solitaire to find him if I can
    I'm told he's buried in a plot, with tombstone he was blessed
    But the weather took engraving, and some vandals took the rest

    He died before the county clerks decided to keep records
    No family bible has emerged, in spite of all my efforts
    To top it off, this ancestor, who caused me many groans
    Just to give me one more pain, betrothed a girl named Jones!

    Author Unknown


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    © Joan Hapeman Somers 24 Nov 1998
    Joe Wilson 2000