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Original Index Books to Birth and Stillbirth Registrations - 1869-1910


If you have already searched the Indexes to Births and Stillbirths (RG 80-4) and have not found the birth registration you are looking for, there is a very slight chance that the birth is indexed in the Original Index Books to Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations - July to December 1869 (RG 80-11), or in the Original Index Books to Birth and Stillbirth Registrations (RG 80-12) listed below.

Each Original Index Book listed below is arranged:

  • First, by year,

  • Second, by surname initial, and

  • Third, by name of the County or District (City of Toronto registrations were often separately listed at the beginning of each year's Index)

Once you have found the Index that may contain the birth you are looking for, note the MS 939 reel number found in the "Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference" column of the table. You may then:

  • Consult the appropriate reel in our reading room on the ground floor, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto.

  • Through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your public library, borrow the appropriate microfilm reel. Quote MS 939 and the appropriate reel #. These reels cannot leave the borrowing library, so make sure to request them from a library that has a microfilm reader.

  • Borrow the film from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through their Family History Centres. The Family History Centres have a different numbering system than the Archives of Ontario. These FamilySearch conversion numbers have been provided in the right hand column of the table below or, for a complete list of all GSU conversion numbers, consult the microfilm conversion list.

  • Purchase the appropriate microfilm reel directly from the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS). Quote MS 939 and the appropriate reel #. For information on how to place an order, visit the Ontario Genealogical Society website or contact the OGS at:

    The Ontario Genealogical Society
    2100 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 202
    Toronto, Ontario L4K 2V1
    Tel: 416-489-0734
    Toll-free: 1-855-697-6687
    Fax: 855-695-8080
    E-mail: provoffice@ogs.on.ca

For each entry, this Index will give a Liber (volume) and Folio (page) number of the Registration. Once you have this information, proceed to Registrations of Births and Stillbirths (Listed Geographically).

If the person's name is not in the Indexes to Births and Stillbirths (RG 80-4), in the Original Index Books to Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations - July to December 1869 (RG 80-11), or in the Original Index Books to Birth and Stillbirth Registrations listed below, the birth was likely not registered or did not take place in Ontario.

Original Index Books to Birth and Stillbirth Registrations - 1869-1910

Year of Birth Surname Initial Archives of Ontario
Microfilm
Reference
FamilySearch 
Microfilm Reference
1869

A-Z [The back of the volume has an index to the 1806-1844 Presbyterian baptisms performed by Rev. James Harris (Home District). See MS 248, Reel 1, Volume 7 (Home District Marriage Register, 1806-1844) for the registrations]

[Most pre-1870 births were initially indexed in the Original Birth, Marriage, and Death Index (RG 80-11) for 1869. Click here for this material.]

MS 939, Reel 1 1838881
1870 A-Z MS 939, Reel 1 1838881
1871 A MS 939, Reel 1 1838881
1871 A (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 2 1838882
1872 A-N MS 939, Reel 2 1838882
1872 N (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 3 1839557
1873 A-Z MS 939, Reel 3 1839557
1874 A-H MS 939, Reel 3 1839557
1874 H (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 4 1839558
1875 A-W MS 939, Reel 4 1839558
1875 W (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 5 1839559
1876 A-Z MS 939, Reel 5 1839559
1877 A-F MS 939, Reel 5 1839559
1877 G-Z MS 939, Reel 6 1839560
1878 A-O MS 939, Reel 6 1839560
1878 O (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 7 1839561
1879 A-W MS 939, Reel 7 1839561
1879 W (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 8 1839701
1880 A-Z MS 939, Reel 8 1839701
1881 A-H MS 939, Reel 8 1839701
1881 H (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 9 1839702
1882 A-H MS 939, Reel 9 1839702
1882 H (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 10 1839703
1883 A-S MS 939, Reel 10 1839703
1883 S (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 11 1839704
1884 A-Z MS 939, Reel 11 1839704
1885 A-C MS 939, Reel 11 1839704
1885 C (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 12 1839705
1888 A-M
[Target sheets on this film incorrectly identify these volumes as 1886]
MS 939, Reel 12 1839705
1888 M (cont.)-Z
[Target sheets on this film incorrectly identify this volume as 1886]
MS 939, Reel 13 1839706
1887 A-R MS 939, Reel 13 1839706
1887 R (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 14 1839707
1888 A-K
[Index entries are the same as entries for surnames beginning with A-K as found on MS 939, Reel 12]
MS 939, Reel 14 1839707
1889 A-G MS 939, Reel 14 1839707
1889 G (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 15 1839708
1890 A-C MS 939, Reel 15 1839708
1890 C (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 16 1839709
1891 A-B MS 939, Reel 16 1839709
1891 B (cont.)-W MS 939, Reel 17 1839710
1891 W (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 18 1839723
1892 A-Z MS 939, Reel 18 1839723
1893 A-B MS 939, Reel 18 1839723
1893 B (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 19 1844751
1894 A-B MS 939, Reel 19 1844751
1894 B (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 20 1844752
1895 A-C MS 939, Reel 20 1844752
1895 C (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 21 1844753
1896 A-D MS 939, Reel 21 1844753
1896 D (cont.)-Z MS 939, Reel 22 1844754
1897 A-Z MS 939, Reel 23 1907080
1898 A-L MS 939, Reel 24 1976601
1898 M-Z MS 939, Reel 25 1976602
1899 A-Z MS 939, Reel 26 2022190
1900 A-Z, Unknowns MS 939, Reel 27 2057453
1901 A-Z MS 939, Reel 28 2080183
1902 A-K
L-Z
MS 939, Reel 29 2131255
1903 A-K MS 939, Reel 30 2184478
1903 L-P MS 939, Reel 30 2184478
1903 Q-Z
[Some entries for names beginning with L are filmed after names beginning with W on page 192; there are no X or Z entries]
MS 939, Reel 30 2184478
1904 A-Z MS 939, Reel 31 2231040
1905 A-Z
[Index partially out of order. Sequence on film: Names beginning with K (page 510) followed by names beginning with B (page 524)]
[Hilton, Colin A. and Hinch, Arthur E. follow Galbraith, Russel M on page 324]
[Cyre, Jos E. A. follows Leroux, Cecile on page 44]
[Cabott, Henry R. follows Luxton, Ruby M.]
[Dulmage, Geraldine follows MacDonough, Edith B. on page 151]
[Names beginning with M (pages 229-230) follow O’Brien, Ralph Edward on page 223]
[Roy, Marie E. and Roy, Clara M. follow Painsonneault, Paul on page 251]
[Wildblood, Elsie E. follows Tuckwell, Kenneth T. on page 495]
MS 939, Reel 32 2319318
1906 A-G MS 939, Reel 33 2413328
1906 H-M MS 939, Reel 33 2413328
1906 N-Z MS 939, Reel 33 2413328
1907 A-D MS 939, Reel 33 2413328
1907 E-L MS 939, Reel 33 2413328
1907 M-R MS 939, Reel 33 2413328
1907 M-R MS 939, Reel 34 2412344
1907 S-Z MS 939, Reel 34 2412344
1908 A-C MS 939, Reel 34 2412344
1908 D-I MS 939, Reel 34 2412344
1908 J-O MS 939, Reel 34 2412344
1908 P-Z MS 939, Reel 34 2412344
1909 A-E MS 939, Reel 35 2412500
1909 F-K MS 939, Reel 35 2412500
1909 L-P MS 939, Reel 35 2412500
1909 Q-Z MS 939, Reel 35 2412500
1910 A-E MS 939, Reel 35 2412500
1910 F-Hill MS 939, Reel 35 2412500
1910 Hopper-K MS 939, Reel 36 2412345
1910 L-Q MS 939, Reel 36 2412345
1910 R-Z MS 939, Reel 36 2412345

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