External Resources

Collections and Archives Links to external sites of interest.

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Books & Publications -- Cemeteries -- Census Returns -- Genealogy Societies & Websites
Immigration -- Institutions -- Maps & Geography -- Military -- Newspapers
Professional Organizations -- Religious -- Special Projects

Books & Publications
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A History of the County of Grey
A History of Sullivan Township, 1850 to 1975
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 
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
Split Rail Country - A History of Artemesia Township
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 
The Story of the Counties of Ontario 

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Canadian Genweb Cemetery Project
Canadian Headstones
Greenwood Cemetery 
Grey County Cemeteries - Some Transcribed 
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 
1851 New Brunswick Census - Searchable 
1852 Canadian Census- Searchable 
1871 Ontario Census - Searchable - Heads of House & Strays Only 
1881 Canadian Census - Searchable 
1881 Canadian Census - Searchable with Images 
1901 Canadian Census - Images Only 
1901 Canadian Census - Searchable 
1906 Northwest Provinces Census - Images Only 
1906 Northwest Provinces Census - Searchable 
1911 Canadian Census - Images Only 
1911 Canadian Census - Searchable 
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 OGS 
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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Canadian Naturalization 1915-1932
Home Children (1869-1930)
Immigration Records (1925-1935)
Isle of Tiree Genealogy
Passenger Lists, 1865-1922
Scottish Emigration Database
Immigrants to Canada (archived site)

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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

Maps & Geography
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1880 Grey County Digital Atlas 
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
1904 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, Markdale, 1945, Nottawasaga, 1945 and Owen Sound, 1945)
Bruce County Interactive Maps 
Grey County Interactive Maps 
Ontario Place Names, Past & Present

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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
First World War Campaign Medals
Hessian Soldiers of the Revolution
Merchant Navy War Dead Database 
North West Mounted Police - Personnel Records, 1873-1904 
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
Royal Navy Service Records, 1853-1923 
Second World War Service Files - Canadian Armed Forces War Dead
Soldiers of the First World War
Soldiers of the South African War (1899 - 1902)
They Served for Us - OSCVI project
Virtual War Memorial
War Diaries of the First World War

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)

Professional Organizations
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Archeion - Ontario's Archival Information Network
Archives Association of Ontario
Association of Canadian Archivists
Canadian Archival Information Network
Canadian Council of Archives
Municipal Archives Interest Group

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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
Chinese in Grey Bruce
Flemings of Derby Township
For Home & Country - The Women's Institutes of Grey County
Georgian Bay Explorer Podcasts
Ontario's Small Jewish Communities - Ontario Jewish Archives
Heritage Grey Highlands
Heritage Owen Sound 
Ontario Heritage Trust Plaque Guide
South Grey Museum and Historical Library - Abandoned Places & Spaces
Rural Diary Archive
Russel Brothers Archive Index