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Profile: Current OGS Projects: Cemeteries

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

One of the longest running OGS projects, 30 years and counting, has been transcribing and documenting the inscriptions in Ontario cemeteries. We are also indexing the names on the inscriptions. There are a couple of ways you may access the information generated by this project:

Ontario Cemetery Locator

  • The locator is a directory of cemeteries in Ontario. Volunteers have endeavoured to identify all marked, unmarked and abandoned cemeteries.
  • Where available, transcriptions may be viewed in the OGS Provincial Library Collection, located in the Canadiana Department at North York Central Library.
  • Most transcriptions may be purchased through the respective OGS Branch. Some however, are available for sale on the OGS E-store.

TONI – The Ontario Name Index

TONI shows where information on a particular name may be found.  It contains:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Record type (birth, marriage, death, obit, tombstone, newspaper article, etc)
  • Date of event, at least to the decade
  • Location of event, at least the county
  • Where the full information may be found (does not include the information itself, just the source of it).

As TONI grows, it will incorporate the information currently in the Ontario Cemetery Ancestor Index. The TONI database receives frequent updates so come back often to see what has been added.