Lanark County, Ontario Genealogy

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records[edit | edit source]

Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Lanark County. You will see a list of available records for the county.
b. You will also see above the list the link Places within Canada, Ontario, Lanark County. This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. Clicking on the microfilm reel will lead to information on how to rent the film. Family History Center staff will assist you in ordering the film.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Year Census Links


Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

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Canada Census, 1851

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Census of Canada, 1861

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Census of Canada, 1871

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Census of Canada, 1881

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Census of Canada, 1891

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Census of Canada, 1901

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Census of Canada, 1911

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Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

These records are incomplete.


Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

See, Ontario Cemeteries for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.

Online Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Canada Gen Web Cemetery Project includes a list of cemeteries for the county

Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Cemetery Search This database covers the counties of Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell.

Also search the Ontario Genealogical Society Ontario Cemetery Ancestor Index, Ontario Cemetery Finder.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Lanark Genealogical Society

Meetings are open to all.

Meeting Schedule: Society Meetings with Guest Speaker

Evening Meetings 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of May, June and September
Afternoon meetings 1:30 p.m. the first Saturday of October, November, February, March and April
Annual General Meeting and Potluck Luncheon, the first Saturday in December

No meeting in January, July and August.

Meetings are held at different locations throughout Lanark County. See the current meeting schedule on the website for locations.

The society website has publications and databases for gazetterrs, vital records, Bible records, history, land records, census, and photographs.

Lanark County Genealogical Library

Heritage House Museum
11 Old Sly's Road
Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada
Hours of operation:
May to late December -- daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January to late April -- Weekdays only from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Populated Places Table[edit | edit source]

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



 Almonte       Link   Link
 Appleton       Link   Link
 Ashton        Link   Link
 Bathurst   Township   Link  Link
 Beckwith   Township     Link   Link
 Blakeney       Link  Link
 Boyd Settlement        Link  Link
 Brightside        Link    Link
 Brooke        Link   Link
 Carleton Place        Link   Link
 Cedar Hill          Link   Link
 Clayton       Link   Link
 Clyde Forks          Link   Link
 Dalhousie     Township    Link   Link
 Darling   Township     Link  Link 
 Drummond   Township     Link   Link
 Elphin        Link    Link
 Fegusons Falls       Link   Link
 Franktown       Link   Link
 Herron's Mills        Link   Link
 Hood        Link   Link
 Hopetown        Link   Link
 Innisville       Link  Link
 Lanark        Link  Link
 Lanark   Township   Link   Link
 Lavant    Township     Link   Link
 Maberly       Link   Link
 McDonalds Corners       Link   Link
 Merrickville       Link  Link
 Middleville        Link   Link
 Montague   Township     Link   Link
 Nolans Corners       Link   Link
 North Burgess    Township     Link   Link
 North Elmsley   Township     Link   Link
 North Sherbrooke   Township     Link   Link
 Pakenham         Link   Link
 Pakenham   Township     Link   Link
 Perth        Link   Link
 Playfair        Link   Link
 Poland         Link   Link
 Port Elmsley          Link   Link  
 Prospect         Link   Link
 Ramsay     Township     Link   Link
 Rideau Ferry      Link   Link
 Rosetta        Link   Link
 Scotch Line        Link   Link
 Smith's Falls        Link   Link
 Snow Snow         Link   Link
 South Sherbrooke    Township     Link   Link
 Stanleyville       Link   Link
 Watsons Corners        Link   Link

Websites[edit | edit source]

The Forebears website will give you an extensive list of websites that could have information for people who lived in this county. Some sites cover just the county, some cover all of Ontario, and some cover all of Canada. Some sites are databases of names and facts about people; other sites cover background information such as maps, history, geography, or genealogy strategies and methods for the region.