External Resources

Collections and Archives Links to external sites of interest.

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Books & Publications

A History of the County of Grey
Beautiful Stoney Keppel - Including the Village of Shallow Lake 1855-1986
Canadian Directories 
Farmers and Business Directories for Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties, 1901, 1903, 1910 
Flemings of Derby Township: A Family History (external link) or Download (.pdf - 42.8 MB) Author Blog: Flemings of Derby Township
Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Grey for 1865-6

Historical Review of Durham Ontario
History of Derby Township, 1839 to 1972  

History of Sydenham Township - Centennial Project

Memories of Mount Forest and Surrounding Townships
Owen Sound on the Georgian Bay, 1912
Owen Sound Vernon's Directory, 1917
Split Rail Country - A History of Artemesia Township
Sullivan Township History Volume I
Sullivan Township History Volume II
The Backwoods Life - An Interesting Story of Pioneer Days in Melancthon Township
The Early Days of Owen Sound 
The Paths that Led to Holland - A History of Holland Township 

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Canadian Genweb Cemetery Project
Canadian Headstones
Greenwood Cemetery 
Bruce and Grey Branch, Ontario Ancestors, OGS
Municipality of Meaford Cemetery Map (Meaford, St. Vincent, Sydenham)  (available in .pdf format under Inactive Cemeteries section)
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
Ontario Cemetery Locator

Census Returns
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1851 Canadian Census - Images Only 
1852 Canadian Census- Searchable 
1871 Ontario Census - Searchable - Heads of House & Strays Only 
1881 Canadian Census - Searchable with Images 
1901 Canadian Census - Images Only 
1901 Canadian Census - Searchable 
1911 Canadian Census - Images Only 
1911 Canadian Census - Searchable 
1921 Canadian Census - Searchable
Search multiple Canadian Census years
Canada Year Book Historical Collection, Statistics Canada, 1867 - 1967
(also known by other names over the years, ex. Statistical Year Book of Canada)

Genealogy & Historical Societies 
and Genealogy Websites
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Bruce & Grey Branch, Ontario Ancestors, Ontario Genealogical Society
Canada GenWeb 
Canadian Genealogy Centre
Grey County Historical Society
Grey County Historical Society Blog 
Ontario Digital Vitals Access (Family Search International)
Ontario Genealogical Society
Ontario GenWeb

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Naturalization Records 1828-1850
Home Children (1869-1932)
Immigration Records (1925-1935)
Isle of Tiree Genealogy
Passenger Lists, 1865-1922
Scottish Emigration Database

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Archives of Ontario
Bruce County Archives
Bruce County Library System
Dundalk Southgate Public Library
Grey Highlands Public Library
L.E. Shore Memorial Library - Thornbury
Library and Archives Canada
Meaford Public Library 
National Air Photo Library 
Ontario Land Registry Access
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
West Grey Public Library System

Blue Mountains Indigenous History and and Culture Online Exhibit 
Map of Ontario treaties and reserves
Treaty Texts, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour Owen Sound

Maps & Geography
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1880 Grey County Digital Atlas 
1885 Hanover Fire Map
1896 Ayton Fire Map
1896 Chatsworth Fire Map
1896 Neustadt Fire Map
1899 Hepworth Fire Map
1899 Holstein Fire Map
1904 Chatsworth Fire Map
1904 Durham Fire Map
1894 Flesherton Fire Map
1904 Hepworth Fire Map
1904 Holstein Fire Map
1904 Markdale Fire Map
1907 Ayton Fire Map
1907 Neustadt Fire Map
Archives of Ontario Digitized Patent Plans
Historical Topographic Map Digitization Project (Collingwood, 1941, Dundalk, 1941, Durham, 1945, Markdale, 1945, Nottawasaga, 1945 and Owen Sound, 1945)
Bruce County Interactive Maps 
Grey County Interactive Maps 

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Canadian Great War Project
Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War 
Commonwealth War Graves Commission 
Courts-Martial of the First World War
Legion - Ontario Command Military Service Recognition Books
Military Medals, Honours and Awards, 1812-1969
Merchant Navy War Dead Database 
Polish Soldier Tree and November 2018 Polish Plaque Unveiling; and WW2 Polish Army Training Camp, Owen Sound (both in Polish)
Royal Canadian Air Force Awards
Second World War Service Files - Canadian Armed Forces War Dead
First World War Personnel Records Database
South African War, 1899-1902 - Service Files
They Served for Us - OSCVI project
Virtual War Memorial
Wartime Canada

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Flesherton Advance - Searchable 
Markdale Standard - Searchable
Hanover Public Library Obituaries Database 
West Grey Libraries Newspaper Digitization Project (Dundalk, Durham)

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Anglican Diocese of Huron 
The Canadian Baptist Archives 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Evangelical Christian Church of Canada
Lutheran Church - Canada, East District
Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Ontario Jewish Archives
Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives and Records Office
The Quaker Archives and Library of Canada
Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
The United Church Archives

Special Projects
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Agnes Macphail Website
Alpha to Omega: Greek Canadians in Owen Sound
Archeion - Ontario's Archival Information Network
Canadian Archival Information Network
NFB - Holstein, 1979
For Home & Country - The Women's Institutes of Grey County
Ontario's Small Jewish Communities - Ontario Jewish Archives
Heritage Grey Highlands
Heritage Owen Sound 
The Massie Messenger
A quintessential global product : bentwood furniture in Canada and Australia 1860 to 1945
Ontario Heritage Trust Plaque Guide
Owen Sound Heritage Programs
South Grey Museum and Historical Library - Abandoned Places & Spaces
Rural Diary Archive
Russel Brothers Archive Index
Steamboat Stories