Perth County Branch

Ontario Genealogical Society

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

RESOURCES BY TOWNSHIP



  • ELMA TOWNSHIP RESOURCES

  • ASSESSMENT RECORDS:
    -1854-1976 assessments available at Listowel Archives branch
    -No assessments prior to 1854
    -1864 alphabetical index available Perth OGS $1.50 or $3.00 mail

  • COUNCIL MINUTES AND BYLAWS:
    -available in Listowel Archives

  • CEMETERY RECORDS:
    -Donegal Line 72 Con 9 Lot 27 & 28
    -Elma Centre Line 75 Con 7 Lot 6 & 7
    -Hammond/Gotham Line 78 Con 5 lot 29
    -Trinity Anglican Line 69 Con 12 Lot 36
    -Trowbridge Line 84 Con 2 Lot 6
    *All cemeteries transcribed and available for research in Stratford & Listowel.
    *Transcriptions are also available for purchase from Perth OGS. See publication list for prices.

  • CENSUS RECORDS:
    -No census prior to 1861
    -1861-1901 microfilm available all Archives branches
    - 1911 Census is availablr on the internet
    -Head of House & spouse indexes available from Perth OGS for purchase
    *Some complete census indexes available at Listowel Archives for research use.

  • CHURCH RECORDS:
    -1858-1869 Marriage Register - Index available all branch Archives
    -Microfilm of original returns available Stratford
    -1852-1859 BMD Perth Co Index by D. Walker available all branches
    -1869-1873 Marriage Registration 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.
    Atwood Presbyterian Church
    Marriages 1863-1882, 1897-1968
    Baptisms 1908-1978
    St. David's Anglican Atwood
    Baptisms 1858-1873
    Marriages 1858-1870, 1896-1925
    Parish Register 1873-1925, 1926-1983
    Burials 1868-1873, 1912-1926
    St.Thomas Anglican Elma-Monkton
    Parish Register 1872-1886
    Trinity Anglican Elma
    Parish Register 1860-1880, 1942-
    Trowbridge Methodist Marriage Register 1897-1947

  • HISTORY BOOKS:
    -Elmanac History of Elma 1857-1997 $80. available all Archives branches
    * To view the index for names of those people on the concessions, click on this: index
    -Elma by Vera McNichol (out of print)
    -Elma Township Schools 1857-1982 $4.28 available all Archives branches
    -History of Atwood (unpublished) by J. McCallum Listowel branch only
    -History of Cheesemaking 1868-1975 (unpublished) by G. Dickson
    -History of Monkton (unpublished local history)
    -History of Monkton by J. McCallum $10. available all Archives branches
    -History of Perth 1825-1902 ( out of print)
    -History of Perth to 1967 $ 20. available at all Archives Branches
    -Perth County 1879 Historical Atlas ( out of print)
    -Perth County 1982 Atlas $80. available Stratford & Listowel Archives
    -Paths of History Perth & Huron ( out of print)

  • NEWSPAPERS:
    -Listowel Banner 1867-1984 microfilm
    -Listowel Standard 1878-1944 microfilm
    -Atwood Bee 1890-1923 microfilm
    -Milverton Sun 1891-1992 microfilm No index
    -Monkton Times 1908-1958 hard copy (some editions too fragile for use)
    *Listowel Banner microfilms from the bigginning to 1960 plus the indexes to 1900 are available at the Mitchell Branch of the Stratford-Perth Archives.
    *Listowel and Atwood papers indexed completely in Listowel.
    *Partial index in Stratford
    *Both branches of Archives have the above microfilmed papers available.

    -Bur-Mor Publication indexes of Atwood Bee available at all Archives branches

    Numerous family histories are available at the Listowel branch for local families.

  • ONTARIO VITAL STATISTICS:
    Indexes of registrations are on microfilm and available in Stratford and Listowel as follows:
    Births 1914 Marriages 1929 Deaths 1939

  • PLACES OF WORSHIP INVENTORY:
    A listing of Elma Township Places Of Worship
    42pp $ 6.00 plus $3.For postage if only one item is ordered
  • TOWNSHIP PAPERS:
    -Elma applications on microfilm at all Archives branches.
    -Index of names, 45pp, 6.00 pickup and 9.00 mail

  • TWEEDSMUIR PAPERS:
    -Elma Centre on microfilm and photocopy
    -Donegal W. I. on microfilm and photocopy
    -Listowel East W. I. microfilm and photocopy
    -Maple Leaf W.I. microfilm and photocopy
    -Atwood W.I. microfilm
    *Tweedsmuir books usually include brief farm histories submitted by members.

    Listowel Branch, Stratford-Perth Archives
    260 Main St. W. ( Listowel Public Library)
    Listowel ON
    N4W 1A1
    519-291-1598

    Listowel Branch is open Mon - Fri from 1 p.m - 5 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays
    A research fee of $5.00 per day or $20. yearly in effect for non Perth County residents.


    Keep watching for updates on Elma Resources in future.

    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