These are the primary lines I am searching
Check the Lineage by selecting a surname.
YORK(E) 1800-present; anywhere in Canada
CHERPAW, LONG 1820-1900; Uxbridge, Ontario Co., Ontario
LAMB(E) 1845 - present; Grey Co., Ontario
MARTENS, SCHULTZE anytime; Renfrew Co., Ontario
REDMAN anytime; Wellington Co., Ontario; Scarborough Area, Yorkshire
SEDMAN anytime; Scarborough Area, Yorkshire
EDWARDS, MILLER 1850 - now; Hamilton Ont.; B.C.; Buffalo, N.Y.
HAYDEN 1850 - now; Hamilton, Ont.
SMITH Manchester, England
LAMB, TENNISWOOD pre 1850; Yorkshire, England
SWANN, NORFOLK pre 1850; Yorkshire, England
MYLLYKOSKI, HAHKALA anytime; Vaasan Lääni, Finland
MISIKANGAS pre1858; Kemijärvi, Finland
(Check them out to see if we have any connections!)
If something on my site prompts the need to do a further search on my site or on the internet,
I've included a search engine for your convenience.
Ontario Birth, Marriage and Deaths Indexes.
A helpful explanation of the Archives of Ontario Vital Stats
index films. Provides a cross reference of their numbers to the
corresponding LDS film numbers for Ontario Birth, Marriage
and Death Registrations. Information on deciphering the index
information is included, as well as information on where to look for missing records.
Complete list of all Archives and LDS film numbers for Ontario Births, Marriages
How to order a registration from the Archives or Latter Day Saints.
Donna Scott has found a new source for information on missing ancestors, those who don't
show up when you search the Indexes. Read about her discoveries in The Unknown.
EARLY ONTARIO RECORDS
INCLUDING BAPTISM, MARRIAGE AND BURIAL RECORDS
This section of my index has grown large enough to deserve its' own submenu. If you
select this link to Early Ontario Records you will find a large selection
of old records from some of the ministers tending to their flocks in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
Other non religious records are also included.
Ontario Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations.
Office of the Registrar General
I have copied the application instructions from a current form
used to order birth, marriage or death certificates. If the
event occurred too recently to be at the Archives, you must
contact this branch of the Ontario Government to get the
information. Includes fees and phone numbers, as well as the
address. Be sure to read the entitlement section!
Note that there are now two forms. In the wake of the Sept.
11th. attack new procedures are in place to tighten up the rules
to obtain a birth certificate.
1871 Census of Ontario.
A new page that equates the films of the Latter Day Saints with those of the Archives of Canada
for the 1871 census. It also has a bit of helpful information
and links to related sites. It should be an aid to using this resource.
LINKS to Other Helpful Sites
In an effort to reorganize my site I have created a new page of Links that you may find of some help.
It includes some of my favorites, as well as others recommended to me. The first section is for Ontario Links followed by sections
for Canada and the World.
SUBSIDIARY WEBSITE FOR LARGE
AND MISCELLANEOUS WORKS
National Registration File of 1940
At the beginning of the Second World War Canada took a survey
of the entire population, and the records are still kept by
Statistics Canada. They are used primarily for proving age
qualifications for Canada Pension and Old Age Pension, but the
records also can be invaluable for the interested genealogist.
Read all about it.
If you think that the official government records are always dependable,
take a look at this transcript of an affidavit
I happened upon in a
births registration microfilm from the Archives of Ontario. I've also
found a duplicated marriage registration that
demonstrates another problem
for the genealogist.
I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Wonder where it is located?
Check this map.
My FINNISH Pages.
The following items are of interest if you are fortunate enough to claim Finnish Roots. There is some Thunder Bay and area historical information that isn't specific to our Finnish population.
Here are some links that should be very helpful.
- Jude Mitchell has a great website with lots of local resources and includes many Finnish settlers.
- Dave Nicholson has a very helpful site for anyone doing local research. He comes highly recommended as a local researcher. Note especially the Databases, which include many Finnish-Canadians.
- The Familysearch Pilot Website has a number of databases that should be of great help for Finnish-American research. These include Minnesota and Wisconsin state censuses, Michigan BMD registrations, and much more. A growing resource.
- There is a very helpful new website for the New Finland District of Saskatchewan.
There is a local history book titled Oliver Township -- The First Century Unfolding 1879 -- 1979. It includes four pages devoted to the Finnish communities of Intola and Millar.
- Page 32. A history of the two communities.
- Page 33. End of the history article, plus some photographs.
- Page 34. Photographs.
- Page 35. Photographs.
- Page 13. A map of the Township showing lot locations of many early settlers.
- A list of families included in the Family Histories section of the book. Contact me if you want a copy of the image of the page that includes a family of interest to you.
I found an interesting historical article in a local newspaper I happened to be reading on microfilm in our library. It lists a large number of local area farmers and the construction projects they completed in 1932. If you have local roots some of these names could be of interest to you.
FOR THE STUDY OF
This book contains a lot of interesting and helpful information for the study
of Finnish Canadians as well as for their genealogy. I am including here a
couple of excerpts from the publication. The first is a history
of Finns in Canada, and the second details the holdings
of the National Archives of Canada, as well as other sources.
For a while now I've been collecting information from the obituaries that are
printed in The Chronicle-Journal here in Thunder Bay. I included only the ones
that were obviously for people with Finnish Roots or spouses, noting the maiden
names of the women when it was listed, as well as the place the person
was born, if that was listed. It is possible that I may have missed one or two
but I've tried to be conscientious with these records. More will be added in
the future, as I intend to start working back into the older papers on film in
our library as time permits. I do not have all of the original copies of these
obituaries. The date of printing is noted so that copies can be tracked down
if you wish. Since this page will be updated regularly you may want to use the
MindIt feature at the top of this page to be notified when changes occur.
Earliest record is Nov. 1, 1995. Latest update Mar. 24, 2003. 954 records.
A while back a co-worker, Bruce Brown, gave me a copy of a recipe for Finnish
Coffee Bread (Pulla or Lenki) that can be prepared in a bread machine. We find
it a treat and I've included the recipe here. It isn't genealogy, but it tastes great!
I have extracted all of the Finnish
Canadians from the 1901 census for the
districts of Thunder Bay, Rainy River and Kenora. This is a total of 530
or 716 when you include their Canadian born dependants.
An index to the book "A Chronicle of Finnish
Settlements in Rural Thunder Bay ".
I managed to create this index after a lot of trial and error and I hope
it does the job. It includes all surnames mentioned in the book. Most but not all are names
of Finnish immigrants to the Thunder Bay area. If you had ancestors in a rural settlement
of this area check out the index. Totals about 1550 names, with some repetitions.
If you find someone of interest let me know and I can check the reference.
With all of the publicity that the Titanic is receiving
these days, I decided to add a copy of a newspaper article listing the
Finnish passengers of the
Max Hahto of Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island was kind enough to
create an index to the portion of the
book "Along the Burnt Lake Trail" that
relates to the early history of the Finnish community of Kuusamo in Alberta.
His work is placed here with his permission.
Bill Martin, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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