Carleton County, Ontario Genealogy

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Guide to Carleton County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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History[edit | edit source]

Carleton County became Ottawa City.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

Prior to the establishment of the county form of local government in 1849-50, Carleton existed only for land location. The area that became Carleton County was considered to be in the Johnstown District of Upper Canada (1798-1822), the Bathurst District (1822-1838), and in the Dalhousie District of Upper Canada/Canada West (1838-1849). Upper Canada became Canada West in 1841.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

From its inception until 1969 Carleton retained the same boundaries. In that year, Cumberland Township was transferred from Russell County to Carleton County.

Carleton County, itself, has not existed since 2001 when the single-tier City of Ottawa was created from the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.

Recent Municipal Organization
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In 1969 Carleton and the City of Ottawa became a Regional Municipality with the name Ottawa-Carleton. A number of the original townships were amalgamated together.

  • Torbolton, Fitzroy and Huntley merged to form West Carleton
  • March and parts of Goulbourn and Nepean merged to become Kanata
  • Marlborough and North Gower merged to become Rideau
  • Eastview changed its name to Vanier.

In 2001, in another reorganization, all the townships and towns within the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton joined together as a single-tier local government under the name City of Ottawa.

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Renfrew, Lanark, Grenville, Dundas, Russell, and a section of Quebec Province across the Ottawa River

Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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 available for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Carelton 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, Carleton 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.

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]

Populated Places Table[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 5


FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



 Ashton       Link   Link
 Bells Corners         Link     Link
 Billings Bridge         Link     Link
 Bowesville        Link   Link
 Britannia      Link    Link
 Burritts Rapids        Link    Link
 Bytown       Link   Link
 Carlsbad Springs       Link    Link
 Carp         Link    Link
 Carsonby        Link   Link
 Clarkstown           Link   Link
 Corkery       Link    Link
 Cyrville           Link   Link
 Diamond         Link   Link
 Dwyer Hill        Link   Link 
 Eastview       Link   Link
 Edwards       Link     Link
 Fallowfield       Link    Link
 Fitzroy Harbour       Link   Link
 Fitzroy    Township   Link    Link
 Galetta       Link   Link
 Gloucester         Link   Link
 Gloucester     Township   Link    Link
 Goulbourn   Township   Link    Link
 Greely       Link   Link
 Hawthorne        Link    Link
 Hazeldean       Link    Link
 Hintonburgh       Link   Link
 Huntley       Link    Link
 Huntley    Township   Link    Link
 Kanata       Link   Link
 Kars        Link    Link
 Kenmore       Link    Link
 Kinburn        Link   Link
 Malakoff       Link    Link
 Manotick        Link    Link
 Manotick Station        Link   Link
 March    Township   Link    Link
 Marchhurst       Link     Link
 Marionville        Link   Link
 Marlborough       Township   Link    Link  
 Mechanicsville       Link   Link
 Merivale         Link   Link
 Metcalfe           Link     Link
 Nepean    Township   Link    Link
 North Gower        Link   Link
 North Gower    Township   Link    Link
 Orleans        Link    Link
 Osgoode       Link   Link
 Osgoode     Township   Link    Link
 Ottawa       Link    Link
 Ramsayville      Link   Link
 Richmond        Link    Link
 Rideau   Township   Link    Link
 Rockcliffe Park       Link   Link
 South Gloucester         Link    Link
 South March         Link    Link
 Spring Hill        Link   Link
 Stittsville       Link    Link
 Torbolton    Township   Link     Link
 Vanier       Link   Link
 Vernon        Link    Link
 Woodlawn          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.

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

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.

These two databases are similar, but some content is different, so check both sites.