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Ontario Genealogical Society Cemetery Transcriptions

Photo: Grave of Moses Bluecoat at Fort Severn, 1955
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Grave of Moses Bluecoat at Fort Severn, 1955
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Reference Code: C 330-13
Archives of Ontario, I0000457

This microfilm contains the Ontario Genealogical Society's Cemetery Transcriptions completed up until December 2000.

A cemetery transcription is a systematic survey of the wording and location of each tombstone and memorial within a specific cemetery.


Most Cemetery Transcriptions include:
  • Cemetery name
  • Religious denomination of cemetery, if applicable
  • Brief history of the cemetery
  • Map of the cemetery's layout and roadways (often includes a coding system allowing you to determine the rough location of each tombstone)
  • Transcriptions of the inscriptions on each tombstone and monument
  • Alphabetical index of surnames
  • Additional genealogical information on the deceased.

The Ontario Genealogical Society's Cemetery Transcriptions have been gathered together by the Archives to form Fonds F 977. This material has been microfilmed onto microfilm MS 451 in twelve separate batches. Each batch was alphabetically arranged by County or District, and within each, by the township or municipality. By 2001, about half of Ontario's cemeteries had been transcribed and 147 reels of microfilm produced.

Microfilm reel MS 451, Reel 76 contains an Index to the transcriptions. Arranged by County and District, then by Town and Township, the Index lists cemeteries transcribed and the microfilm reference. As the transcription work is still on-going, not all Counties, Districts, Townships, Municipalities or Cemeteries are yet listed.

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The Cemetery Transcriptions are compiled through the extraordinary efforts of the Ontario Genealogical Society and its branches. While microfilmed by the Archives of Ontario, copyright resides with the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Reasonable, small quantities of reader- printer copies may be made from the microfilm for private research or reference purposes without authorization from the Ontario Genealogical Society. Researchers wishing to copy these transcriptions for publication purposes must obtain written permission from:

    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


Index of Cemetery Transcriptions - Microfilm Listings

County/ District Municipality/ Geographic Location Cemetery Name and Location Microfilm Reel Number
Index   (For MS 451, Reels 1 to 132) MS 451, Reel 76

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