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 of||Website||Township of Baldwin – Corporation of the Township of Baldwin|
|Biscotasing, Township of||Website||http://www.ontarioabandonedplaces.com/bisco/bisco.asp|
|Chapleau, Township of||Website||https://www.chapleau.ca|
|Coniston – Historical Group||Facebook Group||https://www.facebook.com/conistonhistoricalgroup/|
|Copper Cliff Notes||Website||https://www.coppercliffnotes.com/|
|Espanola – Historical Group||Facebook Group||https://www.facebook.com/grou|
|Espanola – Library||Website & On Site||https://www.facebook.com/groups/115334911822004/|
|Gogama, Township of||Website||http://www.gogama.ca/|
|Killarney, Township of||Website||http://www.municipalityofkillarney.ca/#!Killarney_026|
|Latter Day Saints, Church of – Family History Centre||On Site||https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Sudbury_Ontario_Family_History_Centre|
|Markstay Warren – Library||Website & On Site||https://markstay-warren.ca/en/residents/municipal-library|
|Massey – Library||Website & On Site||https://masseylibrary.com/|
|Massey – Then and Now||Facebook Group||https://www.facebook.com/groups/Massey.Ontario/|
|Ontario, Government of – Government Services – Land Records – Sudbury District Abstracts||On Site||Details on website||https://www.ontario.ca/page/land-registry-offices-lro|
|Ontario, Government of – Government Services – Land Records – Sudbury District Abstracts||Website||https://www.ontario.ca/page/land-registry-offices-lro|
|Canadian Gravemarker Gallery||Website||http://sites.rootsweb.com/~cangmg/oct13-news.htm|
|St-Charles, Township of||Website||http://www.stcharlesontario.ca/|
|Sudbury – Archives – Family Fonds||On Site||Details on website||https://www.greatersudbury.ca/play/arts-culture-and-heritage/archives/|
|Sudbury – Downtown – Heritage Position Paper 2011||Website||https://www.greatersudbury.ca/content/div_councilagendas/documents/Attachment%20C.pdf|
|Sudbury – Fine Past & Future||Facebook Group||https://www.facebook.com/Sudburys-Fine-Past-Future-Lets-Reminisce-293355687404161/|
|Sudbury – Finnish Canadian Historical Society||Website||https://www.fchssudbury.com/|
|Sudbury – Police Museum||On Site||Details on website||http://www.gsps.ca/en/yourpolice/Museum.asp|
|Sudbury District – Archives Interest Group||Website||https://www.facebook.com/Sudbury-District-Archives-Interest-Group-108304359239989/?fref=nf|
|Sudbury District Branch OGS – Church Records||On Site||c/o Sudbury Public Library||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury District – OGS – Collection – Ukrainian – According to Baba||On Site||c/o Sudbury Public Library||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury District – OGS – Death Records – Jackson & Barnard||On Site||c/o Sudbury Public Library||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury District – OGS – Employment Records – MOND||Website||http://www.sudbury.ogs.on.ca|
|Sudbury District – OGS||Facebook Group||https://www.facebook.com/groups/sudburyogs/|
|Sudbury District – OGS – Cemetery Transcriptions||On Site||c/o Sudbury Public Library||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, City of Greater – Cemetery Services – Cemetery Records||Website & On Site||c/o Sudbury Public Library||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, City of Greater – War Records – Cenotaph||On Site||Corner of Minto and Brady Streets, Sudbury|
|Sudbury, Library – Books – Local History Collection||On Site||c/o Sudbury Public Library||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Census – Sudbury District – 1921||On Site||c/o Sudbury Public Library||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Death Records – Newspaper||Website & On Site||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Directories||Website & On Site||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Historical Database||Website||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Inco Triangle||Website||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Map Collection||On Site||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Marriage Records – Newspapers||Website & On Site||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Memories Project||Website||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Museums, Heritage||Website||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Newspapers – Advertisements – Business Records||Website & On Site||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Newspapers – Birth Records||Website & On Site||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Newspapers – Digitized Sudbury newspapers – L’Ami di peuple (French) & Vapaus (Finnish)||Website||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Vertical Files – Pamphlets, newsletters, brochures||Website||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Vertical Files – Pamphlets, newsletters, brochures||On Site||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Sudbury, Library – Yearbook Collection||On Site||http://www.sudburylibraries.ca/en/|
|Website – Books – OurRoots/NosRacine||Website||https://library.upei.ca/our_roots|
|Website – Books – Worldcat||Website||https://www.worldcat.org/|
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.
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.
WEBSITES OF LOCAL INTEREST
Ontario Gen Web https://www.geneofun.on.ca/ontariogenweb/
Assiginack Museum and Heritage Complex
Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery
Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah
Central Manitoulin Historical Society
Commanda General Store Museum
Dionne Quints Museum
Discovery North Bay
Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum
Franco Ontario Heritage Centre
Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums
Haileybury Heritage Museum
Seguin Township Humphrey Museum
Iron Bridge Historical Museum
Kagawong Museum (Old Mill Heritage Centre)
SUDBURY DISTRICT WEBSITES
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
Sudbury District Ontario Genealogy from familysearch.org
- 1869 – 1911 Ontario Births, 1869-1911 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1858 – 1913 – Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913 at Ancestry.com–index and images. ($)
- 1869 – 1912 – Ontario Births, 1869-1912 at –index. ($)
- 1801-1858 – Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858 at FamilySearch — index and images.
- 1801-1928, 1933-1934 – Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934 at Ancestry.com–index and images. ($)
- 1826 – 1938 Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1938 at Ancestry.com – index and images ($)
- 1858-1869 – Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 at FamilySearch — index and images.
- 1869-1937, and some 1939-1947 – Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and some 1939-1947 – Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 at Ancestry.com–index and images. ($)
- 1869 – 1948 Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1948 at Ancestry.com – index and images ($)
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 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.
- Link to Anglican church archives
- Link to Baptist church archives
- Link to Catholic church archives
- Link to Lutheran church archives
- Link to Moravian church archives
- Link to Presbyterian church archives
- Link to United Church of Canada (including Methodist) church archives
Online Church Records
These records are incomplete.
- Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899
- Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910.
- Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923.
- Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923
- Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1802-1967
- Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Marriages, 1827-1870
CEMETERY AND BURIAL INFORMATION
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.
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 Ancestry.ca hints. What an amazing contribution to family history research!
St. Stanislaus Cemetery Lively
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.
SUDBURY DISTRICT FACEBOOK LINKS
Chapleau History and Genealogy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/309550289160560
Cochrane, Ontario Past and Present: https://www.facebook.com/groups/326304854078298
Coniston Historical Group: https://www.facebook.com/conistonhistoricalgroup
Espanola and Area History: https://www.facebook.com/groups/115334911822004/
Greater Sudbury Museums: https://www.facebook.com/SudburyMuseums
Historic Northern Ontario: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HistoricNorthernOntario
I Grew Up in Sudbury: https://www.facebook.com/groups/523817728143653
Sudbury District Branch Ontario Ancestors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sudburyogs
Sudbury Ontario Photos and Facts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374079896713628/
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. http://www.commons.wikimedia.org