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"REFLECTIONS" History of Howland is available at the Expositor Office

The Manitoulin Genealogy Club is excited to announce the release of  "Remember Me" Manitoulin Military Vol. 1 publication retailing at $25. This publication contains 175 biographies of individuals who have Manitoulin or Killarney roots. Their military information and family genealogy, their memories of war, the chronology of where they were stationed, pictures to honour the ones who served and to record their family history for future generations. Also included in this book are World War I related articles that appeared in the local newspapers in 1914 and 1915.

Submissions of articles for further volumes of this book may be made by contacting The Manitoulin Genealogy Club. Information requested is legal name of individual, date of birth, date of death, resting place, marriage info (full name of spouse), parents, siblings, children, residences, occupation, rank, service number, rank, military service, any other data of interest that will honour the individual. If possible please submit photos.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Mail: Box 6, Little Current, On., P0P 1K0

I have received many emails from individuals researching their family trees. Unfortunately, I am unable to research family names for you. The only information available to me is already provided on this site. This site provides links to additional sites that may help you find information and make connections.

Please contact one of Manitoulin Genealogical Clubs/Societies with your queries. Please contact one of Manitoulin Genealogical Clubs/Societies with your queries. If you send family files to the Genealogy Club they will be printed and placed at the museum for people to view - so make sure you leave your contact info. Links are available below.

Please 'Refresh' your screen to obtain the most current information.

Margaret Isobel Moggy
October 31, 2002

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The following pages are dedicated to genealogy on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. The information provided in the pages have been donated and submitted by individuals and newspapers dedicated to helping us find our roots.

There are a few things you should keep in mind when searching these lists, one of the most important keys has to be spelling. Try to keep in mind that our ancestors, and those recording our ancestors, spelled phonetically. They recorded what they heard, to the best of their ability. So, for example, if you're looking for St. Jacques, try Saijaw and any other variation you can think of. If you don't find the last name, try the spouse's or one of the parent's names.

Names may be listed more than once, if there is more than one source. Check carefully, a second source may provide more detailed information.


The information currently shown has been donated by the generosity of T.K.Nelder who provided the Ontario Vital Records information and by Rick McCutcheon of the Manitoulin Expositor

Considering the amount of false information on the Internet at the present time, every effort will be made to include the source of material presented.

I will be updating this site as often as I can get new information. If you have information you would like to see included here, please send the complete data to me in text format, please include your source.

The calendar has been created to record information such as births and marriages in the CURRENT year.

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Births Deaths
News Articles

Veteran's Index
Guest Book
Cemetery Index
History Bites

Photo Pages


Virtual Cemetery

Manitoulin Calendar
Your Family Data
Michael's Bay Historical Society
Manitoulin Genealogy Club

Post Offices


Apply for Award

Family Trees




Manitoulin Roots
Through the Years
History Book Index



The Manitoulin Genealogy Club in conjunction with Manitoulin Genealogy will now sponsor the THE EARLY SETTLER, PIONEER & CENTENNIAL PIONEER CERTIFICATE PROJECT in their effort to record and preserve Early Manitoulin History. These certificates will make an excellent birthday, Christmas or special occasion gift as well as a beautiful addition for your own genealogy research. Once a certificate has been issued the name of the pioneer and the certificate recipient will be posted to the website.
For details on each specific type of certificate, requirements, application and pedigree form, click on Pioneer Certificates link above.

Another fantastic research tool. Thanks to suggestion from Sherry Williamson, I have created a page for the exchange of Birth, Marriage and Death documents. Please follow the instructions given to submit your information. Once the information is received I will updated on the Index links on this page.
Please do not use this form as a search engine, it won't work.

Another fantastic research tool, be sure to check it out!
Manitoulin Roots
Dedicated to the memory of those brave pioneers who came to and settled on Manitoulin Island. It includes only early settlers of Manitoulin Island and their descendants.

The agenda for the Manitoulin Genealogy Club will now be posted on this site. For meeting dates, times and agenda items, follow this link or click on Manitoulin Genealogy Club above.

For those interested in native research, check out the new link added below for the Huronia Museum. Information submitted by Alice Beaudin

Another fantastic research tool, be sure to check it out!
The Hermit of Misery Bay
Days in the life of Edwin "Ned" Saunders.

Death registrations up to and including 1938 - 1941 has been added as one complete file
Birth registrations up to and including 1913
Marriage registrations for years 1927 & 1928
have been updated; some new, some corrected and some with additional information. NOTE: PLEASE REFRESH YOUR SCREEN (F5) to view most recent registrations.

A few names added to Michael's Bay Cemetery

Grimesthorpe Cemetery 2015 interments now updated

Current obits added:

Current obits added:
Older obits: are updated as become available on Manitoulin Roots

Current obits added: are updated monthly on Manitoulin Roots

Current obits added:

Thanks everyone for your help.

Research Links

Some genealogy sites that may assist you in your research. Would you like to add some of your favourite search sites for others, just email me.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Manitoulin's Other Links

Welcome to Willisville

Virtual War Memorial

Aboriginal Cultures in Canada


Algoma Cemetery Directory

Algoma Boundary Changes &
Important Dates Judicial Districts

Geo Names

The History of Penetanguishene

$ Native Research Material
at Huronia Museum

That’s My Family (Search Engine)

Family Bible Transcriptions

Canada GenWeb Projects

Canada GenWeb

Perpetual Calendar

Ontario Vital Statistics

Webbwood - A Genealogy Site

Northern Ontario Canada Gravemarker Cemetery Album

Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force - ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada

Ontario Genealogical Society - SUDBURY BRANCH

Granny‘s Genealogy Garden

Cyndi's List

Bill Martin's Early Ontario History

Algoma District GenWeb

Manitoulin District GenWeb

St. Joseph's Island Historical Society

Canada Histories


Ontario Locator

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project

Record Search LDS Labs
Death Records

Ancestry Connection
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Manitoulin Mailing Lists

One of the best ways to obtain genealogy information is through contact with other researchers of the same name. Manitoulin has a fantastic, resourceful mailing list (no, there is no fee to subscribe!) designed specifically for your use. One subscribed you will receive copies of all correspondence between researchers, regardless of the name being searched. When you post a query you have the confidence of knowing that everyone on the mailing list will receive a copy, and who knows what information they may have come across. That one message could break down your brick wall!
Just follow the directions below to subscribe.

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they are posted to the list, click here:
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Subscribe to CAN-ONT-MANITOULIN-D (digest)
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For more information on the mailing lists CLICK HERE

If you wish to check past messages that have been posted to the mailing list you can ‘browse’ all messages or ‘search’ for a specific surname

To browse the mailing list archives, click on BROWSE

To search the mailing list archives, click on SEARCH

The Manitoulin message boards are an excellent resource for posting messages regarding Manitoulin families. These messages are automatically sent to the Manitoulin Mailing List. If you are not a list member and wish to receive notification of messages posted to the board, be sure to click on My Notifications to have them sent automatically to your mailbox.

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Global searches and queries for the following Bible, Biography, Birth, Cemetery, Census, Death, Deed, Immigration, Lookups, Marriage, Military, Obituary, Pension, Query and Wills can be posted by clicking to the icon above. Messages posted to this board also appear in the "[email protected]" mailing list.


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A list for topics that aren't strictly genealogical including events such as family reunions, genealogical meetings, etc.

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Museums ~ Funeral Homes ~ Municipal Offices


Assiginack Museum (Manitowaning) 859-3905
Fathom Five (Tobermory)
Gore Bay Museum (Gore Bay) 282-2040
Little Red School House (South Bay Mouth) 859-3663
Centennial Museum (Sheguiandah) 368-2367
Mississagi Lighthouse Museum (Meldrum Bay)
Net Shed Museum (Meldrum Bay)
Museum of the Great Lakes (Manitowaning)

Funeral Homes
Culgin Funeral Home (Gore Bay) Phone: 282-2270 (1-888-212-9901)
Island Funeral Home (Little Current) Phone: 368-2490
Manitowaning Chapel (Manitowaning) Phone 859-2960 (1-888-212-9901}
Bourcier Funeral Home (Espanola) Phone 869-0550
Municipal Offices:

Assiginack Municipal Office
Box 238
Manitowaning, Ontario P0P 1N0
Email: Muncipality of Manitowaning
Phone (705) 859-3196 Fax: (705) 859-3010
Visit Assiginack Website

Barrie Island Township Office
Box 30
Gore Bay, Ontario P0P 1H0
Phone (705) 282-2991

Billings Township Office
Box 34
Kagawong, Ontario P0P 1J0
Phone: (705) 282-2611 Fax: (705) 282-3199

Burpee-Mills Township Office
Evansville, Ontario P0P 1E0
Phone: (705) 282-0624

Central Manitoulin Municipal Office
Box 187
Mindemoya, Ontario P0P 1S0
Phone: (705) 377-5726 F: (705) 377-5585

Cockburn Island Township Office
71 Walford Road
Walford, Ontario P0P 2E0
Phone: (705) 844-2289

Gordon Township Office
Box 120
Gore Bay, Ontario P0P 1H0
Phone: (705) 282-2702

Corporation of the Town of Gore Bay
Postal Box 590
15 Water Street,
Gore Bay, Ontario
P0P 1H0
Phone: 705-282-2420 Fax: 705-282-3076
Information Centre: 705-282-3352
Email: Town of Gore Bay
Contact: Nicole Weppler, Curator -282-2040

Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI)
Bag 2000
Little Current, Ontario P0P 1K0
Phone: (705) 368-3500 Fax: (705) 368-2245
N.E.M.I. Public Library
Phone: 705-368-2444 Fax: (705) 368-0708

Tehkummah Township Office
Tehkummah, Ontario
P0P 2C0
Phone: (705) 859-3293 Fax: (705) 859-2605

E-mail:Manitoulin Genealogy
Snail Mail:
P.O. Box 6
Little Current, ON
P0P 1K0
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Disclaimer: I am pleased to offer this research tool and although I have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the Manitoulin Genealogy, based on the data I have been provided, please check original sources whenever possible.

Note: I would like to take this time to thank Laurie who made this website possible and spent Many Hours putting it together. She has now retired it to me, and; I will attempt to keep up her standards but please bear with me as I am on a large learning curve.

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