In 1816 Halton County was formed from part of York County and named in honour of Upper Canada's Secretary, Major William Halton. The first settlers in the area were United Empire Loyalists who arrived in the 1780's.
Originally it was comprised of the townships of Beverly, Blanford, Blenheim, Dumfries, Flamborough, Nelson, Nichol, Trafalgar, Waterloo and Woolwich. Over the years most of the townships were removed to other counties leaving only four: Esquesing (added in 1821), Nassawasaga (1821), Nelson and Trafalgar.
A volunteer is needed to maintain this website and answer visitor enquiries regarding genealogy research in this area.
A host is a person who is knowledgeable about Halton County. Knowledge includes knowing what genealogy resources are available for this particular area of Ontario and where they can be found -- inside and outside of Ontario. Personal research experience in this area is a bonus. Volunteer here!
Also seeking Consultants – volunteers who are knowledgeable about this area but have no desire to maintain a website. A consultant has one task: to answer inquiries about doing genealogy research in Halton County. Personal research experience in/of Halton County is required. Where you live is not an issue.
Thanks to Geoff Cannon for hosting Halton County GenWeb 1998-2011