If you are looking for locations, websites or Facebook groups pertaining to the Sudbury District have a look at our research list. It provides links to where information may be found.

Sudbury District Branch OGS Research List

Baldwin Township ofWebsiteTownship of Baldwin – Corporation of the Township of Baldwin
Biscotasing, Township ofWebsite
Chapleau, Township ofWebsite
Coniston – Historical GroupFacebook Group
Copper Cliff NotesWebsite
Espanola – Historical GroupFacebook Group
Espanola – LibraryWebsite & On Site
Gogama, Township ofWebsite
Killarney, Township ofWebsite!Killarney_026
Latter Day Saints, Church of – Family History CentreOn Site
Markstay Warren – LibraryWebsite & On Site
Massey – LibraryWebsite & On Site
Massey – Then and NowFacebook Group
Ontario, Government of – Government Services – Land Records – Sudbury District AbstractsOn SiteDetails on website
Ontario, Government of – Government Services – Land Records – Sudbury District AbstractsWebsite
Canadian Gravemarker GalleryWebsite
St-Charles, Township ofWebsite
Sudbury – Archives – Family FondsOn SiteDetails on website
Sudbury – Downtown – Heritage Position Paper 2011Website
Sudbury – Fine Past & FutureFacebook Group
Sudbury – Finnish Canadian Historical SocietyWebsite
Sudbury – Police MuseumOn SiteDetails on website
Sudbury District – Archives Interest GroupWebsite
Sudbury District Branch OGS – Church RecordsOn Sitec/o Sudbury Public Library
Sudbury District  – OGS – Collection – Ukrainian – According to BabaOn Sitec/o Sudbury Public Library
Sudbury District  – OGS – Death Records – Jackson & BarnardOn Sitec/o Sudbury Public Library
Sudbury District  – OGS – Employment Records – MONDWebsite
Sudbury District  – OGSFacebook Group
Sudbury District – OGS – Cemetery TranscriptionsOn Sitec/o Sudbury Public Library
Sudbury, City of Greater – Cemetery Services – Cemetery RecordsWebsite & On Sitec/o Sudbury Public Library
Sudbury, City of Greater – War Records – CenotaphOn SiteCorner of Minto and Brady Streets, Sudbury
Sudbury, Library – Books – Local History CollectionOn Sitec/o Sudbury Public Library
Sudbury, Library – Census – Sudbury District – 1921On Sitec/o Sudbury Public Library
Sudbury, Library – Death Records – NewspaperWebsite & On Site
Sudbury, Library – DirectoriesWebsite & On Site
Sudbury, Library – Historical DatabaseWebsite
Sudbury, Library – Inco TriangleWebsite
Sudbury, Library – Map CollectionOn Site
Sudbury, Library – Marriage Records – NewspapersWebsite & On Site
Sudbury, Library – Memories ProjectWebsite
Sudbury, Library – Museums, HeritageWebsite
Sudbury, Library – Newspapers – Advertisements – Business RecordsWebsite & On Site
Sudbury, Library – Newspapers – Birth RecordsWebsite & On Site
Sudbury, Library – Newspapers – Digitized Sudbury newspapers – L’Ami di peuple (French) & Vapaus (Finnish)Website
Sudbury, Library – Vertical Files – Pamphlets, newsletters, brochuresWebsite
Sudbury, Library – Vertical Files – Pamphlets, newsletters, brochuresOn Site
Sudbury, Library – Yearbook CollectionOn Site
Website – Books – OurRoots/NosRacineWebsite
Website – Books – WorldcatWebsite
Note that publications available at the Sudbury Public Library may also be available for purchase in Digital Publications

Ontario Name Index

The Ontario Name Index (TONI) shows where information about a particular name can be found.  TONI will quickly become large – perhaps as many as fifty million entries.
Note that this is an index – it does not contain the information, but it tells you where to find the information.
As TONI grows, it will incorporate the information currently in the Ontario Cemetery Ancestor Index. For now, remember to check both the Sudbury Distict and TONI indices for your elusive relatives.
At the TONI site, you will not be charged anything unless you click on a Borrow / Buy button.  If the item is Pay Per View (PPV) you must be logged into your OGS Members Only account.
And remember to come back often, as both databases receive frequent updates.

Access TONI (The Ontario Name Index)

Links listed below are in four main categories [Updated] – Websites of Local Interest, Sudbury District Websites, Cemetery and Burial Information and On-Line Information. Within each category, links are alphabetical. Scroll down the page to access. If you would like to suggest a link of interest, or come upon a link that is not working, please contact the Webmaster.



According to Baba
Anderson Farm Museum Accession Listings (Photographs and Artifacts)

Changes to Sudbury Street Names

Greater Sudbury and the Canadian Navy H.M.C.S. Sudbury and H.M.C.S. Copper Cliff

Greater Sudbury Police History
Greater Sudbury Public Library Genealogy Links 
Greater Sudbury Historical Database

Inco Triangle Digital Archives
Sudbury Historical Places

Kingsmount Sidewalk Stamps

Nairn Centre

New Sudbury Historical Society

Ontario Heritage Directory Online – Sudbury
Ontario Jewish Archives – Sudbury

Reference Guide Book of Remembrance

Sudbury: A Historical Case Study of Multiple Urban-Economic Transformation
Sudbury 1926 Historical Silent Movie

Sudbury 1926-1975 You Tube Video

Sudbury Arena Hockey Magazine 1954 – 1955
Sudbury District Township Names
History of Sudbury General Hospital You tube Video
Sudbury Ontario Photos
Sudbury Ontario Vintage and Present Photos/Postcards Video
Sudbury Vintage and Present Photos

The First Pioneers and the History of Chelmsford part 1
The First Pioneers and the History of Chelmsford part 2
The Mining and Smelting of Canadian Nickel, Coniston Ontario
Thesis – Memory, Identity, and the Challenge of Community Among Ukrainians in the Sudbury Region, 1901-1939 by Stacey Raeanna Zembrzycki, Department of History, Carleton University Ottawa, 2007 

Vernon’s Sudbury and Copper Cliff Directories

Waters Women’s Institute

Sudbury District Ontario Genealogy from
Civil Registration



Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record

  • ServiceOntario, Birth Records is the only government-authorized source for obtaining birth certificates. Go to the section entitled “Order a Birth Search”. This is the most economical, searches the widest time period, and allows searches for people not immediately related. A letter of information is provided rather than a certificate.
  • ServiceOntario, Marriage Records offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
  • ServiceOntario, Death Records offers a death search option and a historical certificate option. Also official death certificates are available to a wider range of relatives than birth and marriage certificates.

Church Records
Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation. They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult. For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy.

Online Church Records
These records are incomplete.


City of Greater Sudbury – Sudbury Cemeteries  This searchable online resource is provided by City of Greater Sudbury Cemetery Services. According to the website, the City is “responsible for preserving 23 cemeteries in perpetuity on behalf of the community”.  The above-mentioned Park Lawn Cemetery is privately owned, and is not part of the 23 operated by the City.

Finnish Burials Database

Ontario Abandoned Places – Greater SudburyOGS Cemeteries – Sudbury District

Park Lawn Cemetery, Sudbury – Find A Grave  If you have family buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Sudbury, you should check out the 15,401 memorials on the Find A Grave website.   Approximately 14,600 of those were added this summer, by two of our Branch members, Kari and David Squarzolo. The couple spent countless hours uncovering, photographing and uploading grave marker images and GPS information to Find A Grave. Find A Grave is a free world-wide website. Its markers can also be found in hints.  What an amazing contribution to family history research!

St. Stanislaus Cemetery Lively
Sudbury Cemeteries
Sudbury District Cemetery Records
Sudbury District Cemeteries 2020 – Google Maps  Thanks to Branch Cemetery Committee volunteers, Gary Peck (Coordinator) and Rochelle True, the GPS locations of the known cemeteries of the Sudbury District, have been documented. Using that information, I created Sudbury District Cemeteries 2020 using Google Maps.  Clicking on a locator bubble on the Google map will give the GPS coordinates at the gate of the cemetery. A few have pictures that I’ve taken have been added, and I’ll add more as time permits. If you have pictures that could be used, I would appreciate receiving them.  We would like to point out that some cemeteries are on private property, while others can only be accessed by crossing private property. Please be respectful, and ask permission of the owners of the property before visiting.


Ancestry – $

Automated Genealogy 

Drouin Institute

Finnish Canadian Historical Society 

Genealogy Quebec 

History at Home

LDS Family Search – Free

Multicultural Canada 

Ontario Ancestors OGS Calendar of Eventss


Chapleau History and Genealogy:

Cochrane, Ontario Past and Present:

Coniston Historical Group:

Espanola and Area History:

Greater Sudbury Museums:

Historic Northern Ontario:

I Grew Up in Sudbury:

Sudbury District Branch Ontario Ancestors:

Sudbury Ontario Photos and Facts:

The oldest residential building in Sudbury was originally built as sleeping quarters for the men building the railroad in the early 1880s. It is at the end of Lourdes St, a few minute’s walk from the railroad.