Wentworth County Genealogy Source Page
Welcome to the Wentworth County Genealogy Source page

Send any suggestions to: kennewcombe@cogeco.ca

The Wentworth County Genealogy Source Page is part of a World Wide project to provide information pertaining to genealogy. I welcome the submission of any information of a genealogical nature that is specific to Wentworth County.

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GenWeb Links         Links for the World, Canada, Ontario and local County GenWeb sites.

Queries                      Wentworth County relevant queries. Check all 6 pages, 1997 to date. 

Census forms           Canadian Federal Census blank forms.
1851 Ontario Directory      Ontario Business and Trade directory for Wentworth County, transcript.
Township Cemetery maps    Wentworth county township maps showing Lot, Concession and cemeteries. 1875 Atlas maps.

Area maps  Sketch of Hamilton 1859

Local addresses   Local addresses of interest to genealogists and historians

Links  Local links of interest to genealogists and historians 

Births Marriages and Deaths

Images                     Local and Historic Images. 
Funeral Home Records    Available at the Hamilton Main Library

Church Records

 World       GenWeb

Canada   GenWeb

Ontario GenWeb

Neighboring County GenWeb Sites


Wellington County.... Halton County

West....Waterloo County ....WENTWORTH.... Lincoln County ....East

 Brant County.... Haldimand County


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Wentworth County boundaries prior to Regional Government


Hamilton Sketch 1859

This is a sketch of Hamilton, drawn by G.S. Rice; lith. of Endicott & Co., N.Y. W. Endicott & Co.CREATED/PUBLISHED N.Y. : Published by Rice & Duncan, c1859. Hamilton 1859 (High resolution, croped)  I have croped this image(removed portion of the sky) to save space but it is still 2732 x 1172 pixels. JPG file.

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None Current

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Ontario Directory for 1851
City of Hamilton

This transcript is a professions and trades listing for some Wentworth County areas.

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Wentworth County Township Cemetery Maps

Lot and Concession maps show Place names, Water courses, Cemeteries and directions. Transcripts are available for most Cemeteries and may be ordered from the Hamilton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society (HBOGS). Refer to the CEM number beside the Cemetery list below each map. Hamilton Branch Ontario Genealogical Society (HBOGS)

Map of Ancaster Township
Map of Barton Township
Map of Beverly Township
Map of Binbrook Township
Map of East Flamborough Township
Map of Glanford Township
Map of Saltfleet Township  (revised April 1,1999)
Map of West Flamborough Township

Wentworth County Atlas Map from the Page Atlas of 1875

Old Union Cemetery:  Pages of transcripts and information that were published about 1940 in a Hamilton Quarterly called "Pedigree". Submitted by Paula Carscadden. Old Union Page 1, Old Union Page 2

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Note : the Wentworth County GenWeb Queries pages will not be updated after March 10, 2006.  Please post queries to: Wentworth message board on Rootsweb.com

Search for surnames anywhere on this site!

Or browse the Archive query pages below

April 2002 - March 10 2006
April 2001 - April 2002 Queries
April 2000 - April 2001 Queries
April 99 -April 2000 Queries
April 98 -April 99 Queries
April 97-April 98 Queries

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Canadian Federal Census Transcript Forms

Each Census Transcript form spans two decades and may be printed directly from Netscape Navigator without resizing. Use the File menu item "Printer Setup" to set the Printer to Landscape mode, then "Print" after the image is finished loading. If you are using a Web Browser other than Netscape , I suggest saving the file to disk and printing from a Paint Program that allows print preview and correct sizing.
Canadian Census Form 1851, 1861
Canadian Census Form 1871, 1881
Canadian Census Form 1891, 1901
These forms do not include some minor headings. Wentworth County census on micro film are available locally at the main Public Library (Special Collections), Mills Memorial Library at McMaster University and the LDS Library.

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 Local Addresses

Sheffield Museum
1139 Settlers Rd. Sheffield P.O. Box 7 Sheffield ON L0R 1Z0
The museum is in the municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, in the former township of Beverly, located near the African Lion Safari. The museum provides assistance and guidance to genealogical researchers exploring ancestry in the Sheffield and Beverly area, such as locating old family properties, and showing artifacts and photographs relevant to local families.
Sheffield Museum

Fieldcote Memorial Museum and Park
 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, Ontario (905) 648-8144. Fieldcote Museum houses a collection of historical and genealogical information available for public use by appointment. Records of families and houses of Ancaster, Genealogy of historic Ancaster families, Microfilm collections, Audio and video tapes of speakers, Personal papers, Historic reference books. Fieldcote Memorial Museum and Park
Family History Center
701 Stone Church Rd. East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Tel.: (905)-385-5009 International Genealogical Index (IGI), Social Security Death Index(SSDI), Ontario Vital Registration Records, Scottish OPR, Local Cemetery Transcripts, Genealogies, Some local census. Call in advance to book a microfilm reader, this well run library is very popular.
Ontario Archives
77 Grenville St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1B3 Census for Ontario 1851-1901 on microfilm, OGS 1871 Census partial Transcript of heads of households and strays for all Ontario Counties. Ontario Vital Registration Records (Births 1869-1904, Marriages 1869-1919, and Deaths 1869-1929). Ontario Archives
Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS)
40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 102, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Tel.: (416) 489-0734 Fax (416) 489-9803 OGS Home Page
Hamilton Branch (OGS)
Box 904 LCD 1, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3P6 Meets: 2:00PM, usually 3rd Sunday monthly except July and August at the Hamilton Public Library, Auditorium A (December and June meetings are not held at the Library). Tel.: (905) 318-8086 for information. Hamilton Branch Home Page.
Hamilton Public Library
55 York Blvd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Tel.: (905)-546-3200 The Special Collections Department on the 3rd Floor houses the old Hamilton city directories, County Historical Atlases published circa 1875, Local Funeral Home Records, Newspapers, BMDs East and West Flamborough 1869-1913, Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario (all Ontario Counties), Cemetery Transcriptions, etc.   Local history and Archives  also  Ontario Genealogical - Society Hamilton Branch -  Library Collection.
Mills Memorial Library (McMaster University)
Mailing Address: Mills Memorial Library 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6 Telephone: (905) 525-9140 Ext. 22533 (Reference Desk) Fax: (905) 546-0625. Census on Microfilm for all Provinces. McMaster University Library Catalog. Morris
Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society
PO Box 1044, Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0 Flamborough records, marriages (1794-1890), obituaries (1823-1859). Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society
Ancaster Township Historical Society
Box 81123 Fiddler's Green PO, Ancaster L9G 4X1
Head of the Lake Historical Society
PO Box 896 Station A. Hamilton L8N 3P6 History Books of Hamilton and Wentworth County. Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society

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Births Marriages and Deaths


Registry of Rev. Ralph Leeming This page is a copy of the registry of Rev. Leeming, as it was published 100 years ago. Baptisms, marriages and buriels covering several areas in Wentworth County from 1816-1827.

Register of Rev John Miller This page is a copy of the registry of  Rev. John Miller.  Baptisms, marriages and buriels covering several areas in Wentworth County 1830-1838.

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Funeral Home Records

Indexes and some original records of local funeral home records as completed by the Hamilton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society are available at Local history and Archives, Hamilton Library.

Blachford & Wray Funeral Home (1851-1952 indexed) (1953-1974 not indexed) also the original record.
Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home (1897-1952 indexed)
Dwyer Funeral Home (1883-1952 indexed) microfilm of original record also available
Green-Guernsey Funeral Home (1928-1936 indexed)
J.B. Marlatt Funeral Homes (Dundas) (1926-1959 indexed)
J.B. Marlatt Funeral Homes (Hamilton) (1939-1952 indexed)
L.G. Wallace Funeral Home (1922-1952 indexed)
Markey-Dermody Funeral Homes (1923-1952 indexed)
Robinson Funeral Home (1898-1952 indexed)

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  Church Records

Some Local Church records at the United Church Archives
 United Church local area records may be found at:  http://vicu.utoronto.ca/archives

Ancaster Cainsville United Church (Brantford, Ont.)
Ancaster Township Ancaster Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Bowman-Bethesda Pastoral Charge (Ancaster Township, Ont.),Bowman United Church (Ancaster Township, Ont.), Copetown Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Lynden United Church (Ont.), Trinity United Church (Ancaster Township, Ont.), Waterdown Methodist Circuit (Ont.)
Barton Township Stoney Creek United Church (Ont.)
Bartonville Bartonville United Church (Ont.)
Beverly Township Copetown Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Lynden United Church (Ont.)
Binbrook Mount Hope - Case Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Cainsville United Church (Brantford, Ont.)
Copetown Copetown Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
East Flamborough Township Waterdown Methodist Circuit (Ont.), 1404 - Copetown Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
Elfrida Elfrida United Church (Ont.), Stoney Creek United Church (Ont.),Trinity United Church (Hannon, Ont.)
Dundas  Copetown Pastoral Charge (Ont.), St. Paul's Methodist Church (Dundas, Ont.)
Glanford Cainsville United Church (Brantford, Ont.)
Glanford Township  Ancaster Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Mount Hope - Case Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
Hamilton Church records at the United Church Archives
Barton Stone United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Calvary United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Centenary United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Central United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Church of the Redeemer United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), First - Pilgrim United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), First United Church (Hamilton, Ont.)
Grace United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Hamilton West Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (Ont.), Laidlaw Memorial United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Linden Park Evangelical Association Church  (Hamilton, Ont.), Locke Street Presbyterian Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Pilgrim United Church (Ont.), Trinity United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Wesley United Church (Hamilton, Ont.), Zion United Church (Hamilton, Ont.)
Jerseyville Trinity United Church (Ancaster Township, Ont.)
Lynden  Copetown Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Lynden United Church (Ont.)
Mount Hope Alma Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Bartonville United Church (Ont.),  Cainsville United Church (Brantford, Ont.), Mount Hope - Case Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Old Windham Pastoral Charge (Simcoe, Ont.),  Tara Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
Rockton Lynden United Church (Ont.)
Saltfleet Ker - Tapleytown Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
Stoney Creek Niagara Methodist Episcopal Circuit (Ont.), Stoney Creek United Church (Ont.)
Strabane Strabane Presbyterian Church (Ont.)
Tapleytown Ker - Tapleytown Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
Tweedside Ker - Tapleytown Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Stoney Creek United Church (Ont.)
Waterdown Copetown Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Nelson - Palermo Pastoral Charge (Ont.),  Waterdown Methodist Circuit (Ont.)
West Flamborough Copetown Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
Winona Fruitland Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Stoney Creek United Church (Ont.)
Zion Hill Trinity United Church (Ancaster Township, Ont.)

The Presbyterian Church in Canada -- Archives and Records Office Presbyterian archives
The General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church  http://www.gcah.org/contact.htm
Drew University Library: United Methodist Archives Center http://www.depts.drew.edu/lib/uma.html

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Wentworth County genealogy Wiki
Ontario birth records at FamilySearch
Find a grave Search by name, gravestone photos and some additional bio info
Some Historic Ontario Newspapers online
Ontario Genweb census project
Early Ontario Insane Asylum data  Includes Hamilton
Old photos of Hamilton
Some death records for Wentworth County
1901 and 1911 Canadian census online
Library and Archives of Canada

Automated genealogy.com1901 and 1911 census transcriptions and name index
Waterdown-east Flamborough heritage society
This Ontario Genealogical Society Provincial Index - abreviated OGSPI - is a project to index an unlimited range of Genealogical information on Ontario families.
CAN-ONT-WENTWORTH/ Wentworth County Message archive Archive at Rootsweb
Wentworth County Cemeteries Online   Transcriptions of some Wentworth Cemetery records, most cemeteries are incomplete.
Early Canadiana Online  Search this site for Wentworth County historical articles
Souvenir book and Program  68 page history covering Hamilton, Dundas and surrounding areas - published in 1895 by Wentworth Historical Society
The Brant Family 45 Page history of the family of Indian Chief Joseph Brant - published about 1904 by Wentworth Historical Society
Burlington Bay, Beach and Heights in history 24 page history covering Indians, War of 1812, Sir Allen Mcnab and the 1837 rebellion - published 1898
Wentworth Landmarks 154 pages, pen and pencil sketches of historic places and articles published 1897, monuments, buildings, events etc.
Cemetery Records Online Partial Transcriptions of some Wentworth Cemeteries.
Wentworth County Pioneers
OCFA Version 5 and 6Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA) Cemetery transcripts of more than 2 million Ontarians. All Wentworth Cemeteries are represented in this database. A new search engine allows searching both versions 5 and 6 at the same time.
Roots Surname List- Search a large database of Surnames people have submitted
Roots Location Finder- Search for Localities where people are researching.
Index to 1871 Federal Census- OGS Transcripts for all Ontario Counties
City of Hamilton Home Page
          Books on Wentworth County genealogy
          Message board on Ancestry.com
         Wentworth County Cemetery transcripts some transcripts
         Historical Hamilton
        Cousin Connect for Wentworth County



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Images of Wentworth County


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Illustrations by J.R. Seavey, from"Wentworth Landmarkspublished 1897

General Store at Winona ran by David Best from about 1925 to 1935. Photo late 1920s  (contributed by Peter Spencer)

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[Mail Box]This site is maintained by Ken Newcombe. Send any suggestions to  kennewcombe@cogeco.ca

This page has been visited Countlesstimes since April 26, 1997
Revised  5 Jan 2017