Local Directories – A Wealth of Information

The Ontario Genealogical Society and its local branches offer so much more than just census details and birth-marriage-death records. Local county and municipal “directories” offer a snapshot of your ancestors’ lives and social context at a particular point in the past. Here are some sample communities described in the Directory for Hastings County for 1869. Check these community-specific links out to find out how useful directories can be in family history research.

Shannonville
Tweed
Rossmore
Milltown
Madoc
Foxboro
Frankford
Cannifton
Marmora

Check out available directories here.

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