Perth County Branch

Ontario Genealogical Society

24 St.Andrew Street Stratford ON
N5A 1A3.
perthcountyogs@gmail.com

RESOURCES BY TOWNSHIP


  • ELLICE TOWNSHIP RESOURCES

  • ASSESSMENT RECORDS:
    -1842 on microfilm at all branches of Stratford Perth Archives
    -1852-1976 hard copy available in Stratford only
    -1852 & 1853 Alphabetical Index available through Perth OGS $1.50 or $3.50 mail
    -1852-1861,1864-1873,1877-1888, 1889-1897 microfilm available at Stratford Archives

  • COLLECTORS ROLLS:
    -1862,1874-1876,1894,1898-1899 microfilm at Stratford Archives

  • COUNCIL MINUTES:
    -available at Stratford Perth Archives on microfilm 1842-1885

  • CEMETERIES:
    -First St. Johns Lutheran Seebachs Hill
    -St. James Anglican Mornington St., Stratford
    -Second St. Johns Lutheran Wartburg Line 42 Con 7 Lot 21
    -St. Josephs RC Road 122 O'Loane Ave, Stratford
    -St. Patricks RC Kinkora Line 42 Con 6 Lot 31
    -St. Pauls Lutheran Moserville Line 49 Con 12 Lot 16
    -Zion United Rostock Line 46 Con 10 Lot 21
    *All cemetery transcriptions are available for research at Stratford Archives. All transcriptions are available for purchase from Perth OGS. See publication list for prices.

    *Some burial records are available at Stratford for all churches except St. Patricks Kinkora which is available on microfilm from the LDS Church in Salt Lake City or on indefinite loan from London LDS.

  • CENSUS:
    -1842 Population Returns on microfilm all branches of Archives
    *Also available in print from Perth OGS $3.50 and $5.00 mail
    -1848 & 1850 Heads of House on microfilm all branches of Archives
    -1851-1901 microfilm at all branches of Archives
    *Most have alphabetical index Head of House and spouse available from Perth OGS. -See publication list for prices.
    NEW!1891 Census Index - 18 pages - See Publication list for pricing
    NEW!1901 Census Index - 19 pages - See publication list for prices.

  • CHURCH RECORDS:
    -1858-1869 Marriage Register Index available all branches
    -Microfilm of original returns available at Stratford
    -1852-1859 BMD Perth returns index by D. Walker available all branches
    -1869-1873 Marriage Registrations Index by J.Stewart at all branches
    -Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms Vol 1-4 microfilm. Index available from Perth OGS. See publication list for prices of Index and 200pp publication.
    First St. Johns Lutheran Seebachs Hill
    Kirchen Register 1847-1853,1853-1888
    Marriages 1857-1879, 1867-1887
    General Register 1888-1991
    Minute Books 1859-1884,1886-1894,1905-1927,1927-1943
    Second St. Johns Lutheran Wartburg
    Kirchenbuch 1858-1996
    St. Pauls Lutheran Moserville
    Kirchenbuch 1867-1891, 1892-1921
    Marriages 1896-1933, 1934-1980
    Burial Permits 1920'2-1960's , Burials 1923-1972
    Record Book 1892-1922 History 1868 65th Anniversary 1927
    Minute Books 1880-1894, 1894-1927
    Zion Evangelical Rostock
    Mission Register 1871-1920
    Church Record Book 1959

    All of above church records are photocopied and available at Stratford Archives. Some originals are also available for limited use.

  • HISTORY BOOKS:
    -Echoes of Ellice History of Ellice Twp 1827-1997
    (out of print but a few available. Contact Stratford Archives for availability)
    -Ellice by Vera McNichol ( out of print)
    -History of Perth County 1825-1902 ( out of print)
    -History of Perth County to 1967 $ 20. available all Archives branches
    -Perth 1879 Historical Atlas ( out of print)
    -Perth County 1982 Atlas $80. available at Stratford Archives
    -Paths of History in Perth & Huron ( out of print)
    *All out of print books available for research at Stratford Archives. Most also at other branches

  • NEWSPAPERS:
    -Stratford Weekly Beacon 1855-1890's microfilm
    -Daily Beacon 1887-1923 microfilm
    -Daily Herald 1887-1923 microfilm
    -Stratford Beacon Herald 1923-1999 microfilm
    *Beacon and Herald indexed to 1890's in Stratford only. Post 1999 microfilm at Stratford Public Library for two years then released to Stratford Archives

    -Mitchell Advocate 1860-1876 microfilm some issues only
    -Mitchell Advocate 1921-1990's microfilm
    -Mitchell Recorder 1871-79 microfilm
    *Mitchell microfilms available Stratford and Mitchell branches of Archives.
    *Indexes only in Mitchell
    -Atwood Bee 1890-1923 microfilm at Stratford & Listowel Archives
    *Atwood Bee indexed to 1918 in Stratford and complete in Listowel
    *Bur-Mor Publications indexes are also available for early issues at all Archives branches

    Over 500 family histories are available at Stratford for local families.

  • ONTARIO VITAL STATISTICS:
    All currently released indexes are on microfilms at the Stratford & Listowel Archives
    Births 1914 Marriages 1929 Deaths 1939

  • TOWNSHIP PAPERS:
    -Ellice applications on microfilm at all Archives branches. No index.

  • TWEEDSMUIR HISTORIES:
    -Wartburg W .I .Scrapbook hard copy at Stratford Archives
    -Gadshill W.I. Kuhryville W.I.
    *Tweedsmuir books usually include brief farm histories submitted by members.

    Stratford Perth Archives
    24 St. Andrew St.,
    Stratford, ON
    N5A 1A3
    519-271-0531 x252

    THE HOURS OUR LIBRARY IS AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCHING IS THE SAME AS FOR THE STRATFORD-PERTH ARCHIVES

    Summer Hours
    April 4, 2011 - September 30, 2011
    Monday thru Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Note: Closed 12 -1 on Saturdays

    Winter Hours
    October 3, 2011 - March 30, 2012
    Monday thru Friday: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Saturday by appointment

    Weekday mornings including Saturdays and Wednesdays 4:30 pm 8:00 pm available by appointment

    A research fee of $5.00 daily or $20. yearly in effect for non-Perth County residents and is valid in all three branches.
    *Watch for updates to these Ellice Twsp pages

    The Branch is indebted to Past Chair, Lynda Greve, for her painstaking work, in assembling ALL of these references by Township.
    May we suggest that you use these, by printing the page that can then be used as a check list in your research.

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    Revised 8th August, 2011