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Our Genealogy Helper for Toronto ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Toronto (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Toronto. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

A Few Details for Toronto ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • The community of Toronto was established in 1793.
  • It was incorporated on March 6, 1834.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Toronto:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New York
    • Stories from Ontario

Cemeteries Near Toronto ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toronto.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Toronto covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Toronto. See our List of 1890's Communities around Toronto.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Toronto ...

While our initial data about Toronto came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Toronto in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Toronto.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Shell Oil Road Map for Ontario (1955)

Published by Shell Oil Company

for Toronto. See our Misc Page for Toronto for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Ontario

About Ontario

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Toronto: www.toronto.ca/

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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