Researching in Wellington

Let us help you get started on your family history research! The Researching in Wellington section of the website provides many resources for those researching their ancestors in Wellington County and beyond.

In Getting Started, you can learn more about some of the most common records used in genealogical research, including census records, vital records (birth, marriage, death), land records, and school records. Learn how to cite your sources and access forms that you may need to research and request certain historical documents.

The Wellington Resources section provides in-depth information about researching your ancestors in Wellington County, as well as a history of settlements in the area. Learn about the Wellington County Branch Family History Collection, what records are held by various museums, archives, and historical societies in Wellington County and how to access them, and information on local newspapers, directories/gazetteers, cemeteries, places of worship, and much more!

Learn more about the history of Wellington County in the Historical Wellington section. Discover the history of the land and view a historical timeline for the county.

Need some assistance with your research, or have a specific question about one of your Wellington County ancestors? We can help! Submit a question on our Research Queries page.

And finally, check out our Publications page to find books and resources that contain invaluable information that, in some cases, is not available anywhere else!