TONI (The Ontario Name Index)
The Ontario Name Index (TONI) shows where information about a particular name can be found. Note that this is an index- it does NOT contain the information, just tells you where to find the information. Thank you to TONI volunteers
You will not be charged anything unless you click on an e-Store or PPV (Pay per View) button. This will take you to a screen which gives you purchase options, for example to buy the whole book of cemetery transcripts through the e-Store or to buy that particular tombstone inscription through PPV.
To find a specific item or items, enter a search term and select Search.
TONI Database Search - Total available records are 3,125,927
Enter Last Name and / or First Names and / or Location.
All searches in the TONI (The Ontario Name Index) database are based on looking for names or parts of names. A name is any set of 1 or more consecutive alphabetic characters excluding any punctuation, numbers or special characters. For example John is a name but Mark&Mary is two names (Mark Mary). All searches are case insensitive so that searching for John is the same as john.
There are three columns that can be searched: Last Name, First Names and Location.
Each search field can have one or more names provided. Each name must be separated by a space. The search will look for the existence of any of the names in the column in the database. So if you entered Last name of Smith Smythe, the search will return all records with either Smith or Smythe in the last name column. The First Names search also provides for a search for ALL names so that searching for Mary Ellen would require that Mary AND Ellen must be found in one record. The search will return records that have requested names in any order, so that records, in this example, with Mary Ellen and Ellen Mary would both be found.
The search returns only records that meet the requested criteria.