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Can't find the place you want in the county you think it should be in?
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Township Index to see where twps were located in any given year.
If you are unsure of the County/District or Township you need, please use the Ontario Locator.

Keep in mind that census districts and sub-districts (townships) were voting districts and not actual “counties”. Although the census district may have the same name as a county, it may not include the same townships (subdistricts). How Canadian Census are Organized (pdf)
Years without a link indicate that no census records are available, or the records were enumerated as part of another county
pre 1851 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911
Algoma District ALG ALG ALG ALG ALG ALG
Brant County BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA 
Bruce County BRU BRU BRU BRU BRU BRU BRU 
Carleton County CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR 
Dufferin County DUF 
Dundas County DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN 
Durham County DUR DUR DUR DUR DUR DUR DUR DUR 
Elgin County ELG ELG ELG ELG ELG ELG ELG ELG 
Essex County ESS ESS ESS ESS ESS ESS ESS ESS 
Frontenac County FRO FRO FRO FRO FRO FRO FRO FRO 
Glengarry County GLE GLE GLE GLE GLE GLE GLE 
Grenville County GVL GVL GVL GVL GVL GVL GVL GVL 
Grey County GRY GRY GRY GRY GRY GRY GRY 
Haldimand County HLD HLD HLD HLD HLD HLD HLD HLD 
Halton County HTN HTN HTN HTN HTN HTN HTN HTN 
Hastings County HAS HAS HAS HAS HAS HAS HAS 
Huron County HUR HUR HUR HUR HUR HUR HUR HUR 
Kent County KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN 
Lambton County LAM LAM LAM LAM LAM LAM LAM 
Lanark County LNK LNK LNK LNK LNK LNK LNK LNK 
Leeds County LEE LEE LEE LEE LEE LEE LEE LEE 
Lennox & Addington County LnA LnA LnA LnA LnA LnA LnA 
Lincoln County LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN 
Manitoulin District MAN
Middlesex County MID MID MID MID MID MID MID MID 
Muskoka District MUS MUS MUS MUS MUS 
Nipissing District NIP NIP NIP NIP NIP 
Norfolk County NRF NRF NRF NRF NRF NRF NRF NRF 
Northumberland County NUL NUL NUL NUL NUL NUL NUL NUL 
Ontario County ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT ONT 
Oxford County OXF OXF OXF OXF OXF OXF OXF 
Parry Sound District PSD PSD 
Peel County PEE PEE PEE PEE PEE PEE PEE 
Perth County PER PER PER PER PER PER PER PER 
Peterborough County PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET 
Prescott County PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE PRE 
Prince Edward County PED PED PED PED PED PED PED 
Renfrew County REN REN REN REN REN REN REN REN 
Russell County RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS 
Simcoe County SIM SIM SIM SIM SIM SIM SIM SIM 
Stormont County STO STO STO STO STO STO STO 
Thunder Bay & Rainy River TBRR 
Victoria County VIC VIC VIC VIC VIC VIC VIC 
Waterloo County WAT WAT WAT WAT WAT WAT WAT WAT 
Welland County WLD WLD WLD WLD WLD WLD WLD WLD 
Wellington County WGT WGT WGT WGT WGT WGT WGT WGT 
Wentworth County WTW WTW WTW WTW WTW WTW WTW WTW 
York County YOR YOR YOR YOR YOR YOR YOR YOR


Seeking Census Records for an area not listed above?

Addington County -- See Lennox & Addington

Bathurst District -- See Lanark, Renfrew, Carleton

Bothwell County* -- See Kent, Lambton

Brock District -- See Oxford, Brant

Cardwell County* -- See Dufferin, Peel, Simcoe, York

Cochrane District -- See Algoma, Nipissing

Colborne District -- See Peterborough

Cornwall District -- See Stormont

Dalhousie District -- See Carleton

Dufferin County -- Prior to 1911 see Wellington, Grey, Simcoe

Eastern District -- See Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott, Russell, Stormont

Gore District -- See Halton, Haldimand, Lincoln

Haliburton County -- See Peterborough, Victoria

Home District -- See Durham, Simcoe, York

Johnstown District -- See Leeds, Grenville, Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew

Kenora District -- See Algoma, Thunder Bay & Rainy River

London District -- See Middlesex, Elgin, Brant, Haldimand, Oxford

Manitoulin District -- See Algoma

Midland District -- See Lennox & Addington, Frontenac

Monck County* -- See Haldimand, Lincoln, Welland

Newcastle District -- See Durham, Northumberland, Victoria

Niagara -- See Lincoln, Welland

Ottawa District -- See Prescott, Russell

Parry Sound -- Prior to 1911 see Muskoka

Rainy River District -- Prior to 1911 see Algoma

Sudbury District -- See Algoma, Nipissing

Talbot District -- See Norfolk

Temiskaming District -- See Nipissing

Thunder Bay District -- Prior to 1911 see Algoma

Western District -- See Essex, Kent, Lambton

* Bothwell, Cardwell and Monck existed for census and election purposes only.

For more on the history of any of these counties and districts, see OntarioGenWeb’s Research By Area pages.


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