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Hello and Welcome! I am Eric Marsh, your County Coordinator for Brant County, Ontario. I manage the site but it is your site, so feel free to offer suggestions, submit materials, or pitch in and help! You may want to look at the volunteer section below to find ways in which you can help. 

I would like to thank the previous Host Vikki Gray for all the work that she put in to put this site together


Places to Start your Search


Happenings in Brant County


Sharon Monarres has provided some pages from the Autograph Book of Miss Hettie Stewart, Also there is a list of other names from the book. The book is called "Masonic Autograph album" and contains Autographs from the 1880's


A huge list of books about Brant County for further research, includes sources to obtain these books.

Biographical Sketches from
History of Brant County 1883, transcribed by Bill Bowman

Although these are in alphabetical order, be sure to check all Twps and use your browser's "find" feature so you don't miss a name. Many surnames are buried in other family bios.

Some of these files are large, so file sizes are listed.

Burford - Township (55 kb)
Brantford Company Profiles - companies, banks, societies, churches, etc. (180kb)
Brantford Township - Part 1 (194 kb)
Brantford Township - Part 2 (146 kb)
City of Brantford - Surnames A-L (127 kb)
City of Brantford - Surnames M-Z (131 kb)
Oakland & Onandaga Townships (106 kb)
South Dumfries Township (173 kb)
Tuscarora Township (19 kb)
Indian History-Joseph Brant (213 kb)



Indian History-Six Nations (35kb)

Brant Area Schools

Ontario Institute for the Education of the Blind

Brantford Collegiate Institute

Brantford Natives in 1881 England Census

Contributed courtesy of John Overholt


A handy list of known cemeteries. Some transcriptions online.

Cities, Towns and Places

To help you get your feet on the ground.

Directory of Ontario 1851

City of Brantford - Complete
City of Paris - Complete
Ayers - Complete
Mount Pleasant - Complete
Oakland - Complete


New! Thanks to an ongoing transcription by Linda Asberry, info is being posted here as completed. Linda says many people have helped her along the way and she wanted to do what she could to repay their kindness.

Evacuees of WWII

This is the beginning of a list of children evacuated to Brant County during WWII. Please email me with any names you want to add.


Suzanne Schaller, coordinator for Perth County has put together some great information on how to research in Canada and what records are available.

Felons Of Hamilton, Haldimand and Brant (Index)

Part 1 1828 to 1859

New! an index of all surnames in this Brant County and area History book.

First Nations History

Biographical sketch of Chief Joseph Brant.

Fun Stuff

Local humour
Ontario License plates

Glimpse of the Past (Index)

New! an index of all surnames in this Brant County History book.

Historic Plaques of Brant County

Quotations from historic roadside plaques of Brant County.

Letters from Scotland, Ontario

Early 1900s letters from Laura Gundy, living in Scotland, Ontario, to Elberta Craig (Bertie) who lived in Brantford and then Craighurst, near Barrie. Courtesy of Sheila Craig


Related sites to research

Lookup Volunteers & Fee-Based Researchers

A list of people who can help - Some do lookups at no charge and some charge a fee for those times when you need some "in-depth" research. And if you can help - please contact me!

Mailing List - Brant County

Join the county mailing list and you can get help on Brant County from other researchers in this locality.


All kinds of Brant maps

Message Boards - Brant County

Post/view queries, bible records, biographies, deeds, obits, pensions, and wills here. Learn to use them! - they are a great resource! A huge collection of obits have been posted by KathyLee Ballantine and Tammy LaForme.


Photo and name roster for 18th Canadian Battalion "D" Co., West Ontario Regt. taken May 1919

Dufferin Rifles

Miscellaneous Vital Records

Post births, marriages, divorces and deaths here

Nurses - Brantford General Hospital

A list of nursing directors and graduates, courtesy of Mary Lou Finn. Contains maiden and married names. Some pictures too.
Surnames A-L
Surnames M-Z

Paris & Ayr Road Company

A list of 1850 subscribers to a road company

Photos - Buildings & Places Page 1

Submit any interesting photos you have!

Photos - Buildings & Places Page 2

Submit any interesting photos you have!

Photos - Groups of People

Assns, employee groups etc. Photos of Burford Public School classes from 1921 and 1928 have been added

Photos - Brant People

Page 1 - Submit your photos!


Photos - Brant People

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Photos - Brant People

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Photos - Brant People

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Photos - Brant People

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Photos - Brant People

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Photos - Brant Homes

Homes of some of the early Residents of Brant County


Photos - Brant Products

Photos of Products Made in Brant County


Photos - Brant County Residents who served in WW-2

Thanks to Bev Golden

Poole Family Reminiscences

Some kind soul sent me this and I managed to lose my notes on their name. Please let me know!


Where the data is and who to contact - Brant County government, libraries, gen societies and museums, available census records, etc.

Scott/Ferguson Album Pg 1
Scott/Ferguson Album Pg 2
Unknown People from the Dudley/Shaw/Caudwell Album

Please send in any Brant related photos for posting.


Search This Site

Search the Brant County GenWeb Site

Smith Searching
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

For all you poor Smith researchers out there. Cliff Ilton has extracted all the Smiths out of the 1871 Brant County Census.

Surnames A-D
Surnames E-L
Surnames M-R
Surnames S-Z

Post your Brant County surname here!

Surrogate Court Guardianship Files

A list of those in the Ontario Provincial Archives. Courtesy of John Overholt.

The Ontario Vital Statistic Projects

We are a volunteer driven project and the more people that know about us the faster we can get all the currently released Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registrations on-line. We are currently accepting individual registrations as well as volunteers who would like to transcribe and input registrations from assigned Vital Statistic reels.

Town Officer List

For early Brantford

Township Histories from
History of Brant County 1883, transcribed by Bill Bowman

Brantford Township - complete
Burford Township - complete
Oakland Township - complete
Onondaga Township - complete
South Dumfries Township - complete
Paris Township - complete
Tuscarora Township - complete

Transcribed Census Data

1818 Dumfries, Gore District Assessment Page 1
1818 Dumfries, Gore District Assessment Page 2
1819 Dumfries, Gore District Assessment

By Brant Cooper

Transcribed Church Records

(Thanks to Diane Meehan)

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Anglican Burial Records, Middleport, Onondaga (incomplete)

Anglican Marriage Records, Onondaga (Incomplete)

Vital Records

The Brantford Public Library has put the Births, Marriages, Deaths Index
to the Brantford Expositor online.

1847 Voters List

For Brantford

1872 Letter

Help solve the mystery. An 1872 letter written in Paris, Ontario to Lancashire, UK.

Web Pages

Links to interesting sites about Brant County People and Places

Neighboring Counties


Ontario GenWeb Project

US GenWeb Project

Canada GenWeb Project

World GenWeb Project

This site won the July 2000 Canada GenWeb Award of Excellence




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Brant County Volunteers
Would you like to help? We need you!

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If you have problems, please email Brant County Coordinator.

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