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Death Registrations: 1869 - 1948


The Archives of Ontario holds death registrations and the indexes (where they exist), for 1869 to 1948. We also hold registrations of deaths of Ontarians overseas for 1939 to 1947.

Where to find the records

Online at Ancestry – Registrations of deaths for 1869-1948 and registrations of deaths of Ontarians overseas for 1939-1947 are available on www.ancestry.ca.  Free access to this site is available in the Archives of Ontario reading room and at all Ontario public libraries.

Online at FamilySearch - Registrations of deaths for 1869-1937 and registrations of deaths of Ontarians overseas for 1939-1947 are available on www.familysearch.org.

On microfilm - Registrations and indexes of deaths for 1869-1942 and registrations of deaths of Ontarians overseas for 1939-1947 are available on microfilm, in the Archives of Ontario reading room and through the Microfilm Interloan Service.

Click on the links below to access microfilm lists directly: 

For step-by-step instructions on searching these records, consult the Pathfinder to Death Registrations -- WordPDF.


For more information about these records

For more information about death registrations held at the Archives, consult research Guide 202, Vital Statistics Records - WordPDF.

Click here to view examples of death registrations.

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