WELCOME to the Ontario Irish (CAN-ONTARIO-IRISH-L) Discussion List. This is a discussion area for anyone who has an interest in the Genealogy, History, Culture or anything related to the Irish immigration to the Ontario Province. This list is for the whole province of Ontario, including the old County of Ontario. If your ancestor lived or even just passed through Ontario, they have a special type of culture. The fun part of the list is figuring our what part or our traditions originated in Ireland or originated from Ontario.  This list will be a place where we discuss those traditions that include holidays, recipes, music, weddings, births, funerals/wakes, etc. Hopefully, in our discourse we will find where the tradition started and which are pure Irish, which are Ontario Irish or which are just Ontario related.



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This list is for the discussion of the Genealogy, Culture and History of the Irish people who lived and/or passed through the province of Ontario, including the county of Ontario. Discussion of migration patterns, immigration, heraldry, historical sketches, settlements, census data, wills, family Bibles, vital records, web sites, recipes, music, dance, books, etc. is encouraged.

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Ontario GenWeb
part of the Canadian GenWeb Project

Bowles in Ontario
part of a one name study BOWLES

1880 Map of Ontario Counties
includes maps of each county, includes town maps

Wesleyan Methodist Baptism records
over 100,000 records

Ontario Obituaries
add your ancestors to the database

Canada White pages
find an Ontario phone number


Canadian Cemetery Records

Ontario Place Locator

Ontario Archives Toronto

National Library of Canada and Archives 1871 Heads of House only

1881 census of Can.US and UK

1901 and 1911 Census on line


This site is dedicated to all the Irish immigrants that came to Canada in the early 1820s
and settled in the Village of St. Columban, Québec.
St. Columban is located about 60 miles north-west of Montréal, Quebec, Canada


The St. Catharines Public Library, in cooperation with The St. Catharines Standard, has created a Local Names Index.
This online index contains notices for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Adoptions, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Engagements, etc.
The index starts from January 1, 1900 and records have been entered up to the early 1920s.
Historical records are being entered daily.


The Digital Collections website is a comprehensive index of selected resources available
 in the Local History Collection at the Niagara Falls Public Library. This site will provide you
with a starting point for your research -- whether it be researching a family history,
local events or an important figure in Niagara's history.


Ontario-Irish Surname Registries
Surnames beginning A to L
Surnames beginning M to Z
updated 8/16/2019


Search 1911 Canada Census

Free Trial - Ancestry.ca
check out Ontario births, marriages and deaths