Archives of Ontario

The Ontario Archives in TorontoA must for those researching their ancestors in Ontario is the Archives of Ontario located in Toronto.  In addition to the Ontario births, marriages, and deaths, they have immigration, wills, estate and land records.

If you can’t make it to Toronto, remember that a library near you can order microfilms from the Archives of Ontario through interlibrary loan for you to view within your local library.


Early Map of Guelph OntarioMap of the Town of Guelph, from recent surveys and original maps, May 1855.

Published by J. Smith, Guelph; drawn by Frederick J. Chadwick; lithographed by John Ellis, Toronto

Reference Code: C 295-1-56-0-2,

Archives of Ontario, I0004741


Group of people seated on a rock above the Elora Gorge Ontario 1890The photograph to the right is from the Connon family fonds, which is a collection of photographs by professional photographers Thomas and John Connon, based in Elora (Wellington County, Ontario).

Group of men, women, and children seated on a rock above the Elora Gorge, [ca. 1890] Photographed by Thomas or John R. Connon
Reference Code: C 286-5-0-6
Archives of Ontario, I0011438


Thank you to the Archives of Ontario for giving us a glimpse into their holdings. Visit their website for more information on their collection of materials for genealogists and family historians.