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Archives of Ontario

Genealogical Researchers in Ontario

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Most Recent Update:

March 2015

The Archives of Ontario supplies this list of independent researchers as a reference tool for the general public.

Individuals who are certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists or who are members of the Association of Professional Genealogists are identified below. Click here to visit the Board for Certification of Genealogists web site for further information on finding a certified individual. Click here to access the Association of Professional Genealogists web site for complete member information.
Disclaimer: The individuals listed below have self-identified as genealogical researchers. They are neither employees nor agents of the Archives of Ontario and should be consulted personally about their fees and services. The Archives of Ontario does not certify or confirm the credentials of any of the individuals named on this list. The Archives of Ontario cannot be held responsible for any claims, damages or losses howsoever resulting from the use of this list, or any part thereof, by any person. The information contained in this list is supplied to the Archives by outside individuals and may not be complete or current.

Name of Researcher

Contact Information and Areas of Expertise

Barbara B. Aitken,

B. A. (Hon.), B. L. S.

Tracing Your Roots in Ontario, 4242 Bath Road, Kingston, ON K7M 4Y7 E-mail:

Vital statistics registrations; censuses; newspapers; cemetery transcriptions, especially in the areas of Kingston, Frontenac County and Lennox & Addington County.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Ruth Blair, PLCGS

Blair Archival Research, 200 North Service Road W, Unit 1, Suite 129, Oakville, ON L6M 2Y1 Tel 905-808-3963, E-mail:


Genealogist with 20 years’ experience in Ontario, Irish, English and Scottish records. Ontario Records: Vital statistics registrations, census, probate and land records, newspapers and directories. See website or write for details.

Member of the association of Professional Genealogists, University of Toronto Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies for Canada, Ireland and England.

Ruth Burkholder

RMB Genealogical Services, 103-12140 Ninth Line, Stouffville, ON L4A 1L2, Tel 905-640-7391, Fax 905-640-9359, Email:

Vital statistics registrations; census; land records; church records; consultation and problem solving.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Linda Corupe

210 Allan Drive, Bolton, ON L7E 1Y7, E-mail: Website:

Over 30 years of experience in researching the records of early Ontario. Specialist in the Bay of Quinte area, Heir & Devisee Commissions, court records and United Empire Loyalist documentation.

Hilary J. Dawson

283 Deloraine Avenue, Toronto, ON M5M 2B2, Tel 416-481-6622, Email:
Over 20 years’ experience in genealogical and historical research in Ontario records. Specialties: Greater Toronto area (York, Halton, Peel, Simcoe Counties); Afro-Canadian families

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Susanna de Groot

Windmill Genealogy Services, 103 – 35 Canyon Avenue, Toronto, ON M1R 1X7, Tel 647-221-7891, Email:, Website:
Genealogy research in Ontario includes: vital statistics; census; land records; wills & estate files; cemetery records; newspapers; directories; assessment rolls and church records. Experienced with Dutch genealogical records.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. National Institute for Genealogical Studies (partners with University of Toronto) – Canadian Records

Lee Dickson

29 McCaul Street, Apt. 403, Toronto, ON M5T 1V7

Tel/Fax 416-977-3392, Email:, Website:
Vital statistics registrations; census; immigration and land records; church records; city directories, newspapers; United Empire Loyalists; problem solving.

Althea Douglas

525 Hilson Avenue, Apt. 3, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6C9

Tel 613-722-9807, Fax 613-722-7946
18th-19th century records at Library and Archives Canada; WWI records, shipping registers and passenger lists; fluent in French.

Melissa J. Ellis

B.F.A. (Hon.),

Postgraduate Certificate Genealogical Studies-University of Strathcylde

Archive Search, 2686 Islington Ave, Toronto, ON M9V 2X5 Tel 416-742-1945, Email:



Professional Genealogist with a unique outside of the box approach to problem solving, experience in researching genealogical and historical records of Ontario, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Sweden and the United States. Specializing in census, social history, migration, and research for the Television industry.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Society of Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and Ontario Genealogical Society.

Edward Enright

2900 Yonge Street, Suite 404, Toronto, ON M4N 3N8

Tel 416-482-9357, E-mail:
Vital statistics registrations; probate records; censuses; land records; cemetery transcriptions; immigration and passenger lists; newspapers; interment records; city directories; on-site assistance.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Robert C. Freeman

7 Triller Ave., Toronto, ON M6K 3B7, Email:

Specialties: Finding the members of entire families - ancestors and descendants - including missing heirs, when the family is or was based in Ontario.

Sandra Fuller

SMF Heritage Services, 127 Joseph Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4H3, Tel 905-895-4783,

Genealogical researcher – local and provincial research including archives collections, census, church records, city directories, cemetery transcriptions, land and probate records, newspapers, etc., numerous cities throughout Ontario. Email:
Network of Ontario-based genealogists who research on location in Ontario. Backed by the strength of over 330 professional researchers worldwide. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search all the archives and libraries in Ontario, including:
Library and Archives Canada

Toronto Reference Library

D. B. Weldon Library, University of Western Ontario

Archives of Ontario in Toronto.

GEN-FIND Research Associates, Inc.

GEN-FIND Research Associates, Inc., 101-5170 Dunster Rd, Suite 521, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6M4, Tel 250-390-1766, 1-877-390-1766, Fax 250-390-1787; E-mail:, Website:

Heir/Devisee resource collections; United Empire Loyalist resources, all genealogical record collections; provincial & federal government and court documents; property ownership investigations; urban and rural Ontario historical collections; Aboriginal & Métis research; military research; citizenship and immigration research; forensic and heir investigations; general historical research.

Elizabeth Hancocks,


172 King Henrys Boulevard, Agincourt, ON M1T 2V6

Tel 416-291-5213, Email:
Consultation on United Empire Loyalists.

Grant Karcich

530 Drew St., Oshawa, ON L1H 5B7,

Genetic applications in ancestor identification; personal assistance.

Dana King, House Historian

Every House Tells a Story, Tel 647-895-6017, E-mail:, Website:

Experienced house history researcher, specializing in Toronto and GTA properties. My business, Every House Tells a Story, has been in operation since 2003.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Heritage Toronto, and the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Janet E. King,


508-10 Roanoke Rd., Toronto, ON M3A 1E7,

Tel 416-444-1997, Email:
Vital statistics registrations; censuses; Ontario church records; newspapers; directories; and bilingual searches done within Toronto and surrounding area.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Elizabeth Ladouceur,


PO Box 322, Belle River, ON N0R 1A0

Tel 519-890-8534, Email:,


Professional genealogist with 28 years of experience in native and metis research; vital statistics; census; land, court, and church records; directories; newspapers; Ontario (Essex County) / early Detroit, Michigan, Canadian, US and UK records research.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2003). Genealogical Instructor at St. Clair College (Windsor, Ontario). Member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

Geraldine Little

P.O. Box 191, Toronto, ON M3C 2S2, Email:

Over 20 years experience. Ontario/US census, cemetery records, vital statistics, wills, consultation and advice.
Member of the Ontario Genealogical Society (Ottawa, Quinte and Nipissing Branches) and the New England Historical and Genealogical Society.

Ann Logam-Morden, UE, PLCGS

Ontario Origins, 605-1901 Pilgrims Way,, Oakville, ON L6M 2W9, TEL 905-845-7755, Email:, Website:

Vital statistics registrations, census, newspapers, church records, cemeteries, land and probate records for all of Ontario. Over 25 Years of experience in Canadian, British and U.S. family history research, including families migrating from Quebec to Ontario or Ontario to the U.S.

University of Toronto/National Institute of Genealogical Studies, Profession Learning Certificates in Genealogical studies for Canadian Studies and American studies. Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Marg Meldrum

Genealogy Results, 364 O’Leary Avenue, Peterborough, ON K9K 1E3, Tel 705-875-0919, Email:, Website:

I am a genealogist with 25 years’ experience in Ontario, USA, England, Scotland and Ireland research. I will research and build your family tree with thorough back-up documentation. See my website for details or contact me via e-mail or phone for further details.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists as well as various regional historical societies.

D. Russell Morton

131 Blackmore Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 2B1

Tel 905-881-9921, Fax 905-881-5702,


Specialties: Northwestern Ontario, Victoria County, school records, locating descendants.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Bruce Murduck, UE, B.A.

2300 Railton Rd., Sydenham, ON K0H 2T0,


Web site:

Based in Kingston, undertaking research since 1984 with a special interest in the people and records of Quebec, Upper Canada, Canada West, and the Province of Ontario, 1775 to today. Works at the Ontario Archives (Toronto), National Archives (Ottawa), and other eastern Ontario locations. Offers professional historical, geographical and genealogical research utilizing all “standard” and many more unusual and unique local sources. Consultation and problem solving concerning immigration, emigration, settlement, land ownership, vital records, census, UEL, estates and heirs, etc.

Active member of pertinent national/regional societies and groups, including the Ontario Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists.

Sharon L. Murphy

Timelines Genealogical Research, c/o Sharon Murphy, 3 King St West, Suite 201,Cobourg, ON K9A 2L8

Business Tel 905-377-0880, Fax 905-377-8548,


Web site:
Genealogical researcher specializing in Ontario. Will do specific genealogical projects as required and general research relating to births, marriages, deaths and land records, wills, probates etc. Phone inquiries welcome.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists; Charter member and past-chair of the Ontario Chapter of Association of Professional Genealogists; Head of the Canadian Department for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies; Member of the National Genealogical Society; Ontario Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies.

Brian K. Narhi,


62 Jarrow Road, St. Catharines, ON L2M 1B6, Tel 905-934-1744, Email:

Over 25 years experience in all genealogical and historical research; estates; land registry; assessment records; maps; directories; census; court records; statutes; church records; cemeteries; vital statistics; Loyalist lineages; Niagara, Hamilton, London and Toronto specialty areas; on-site assistance at Toronto area archives; Scandinavian research.

Janice Nickerson,


33 Isabella Street, Suite 2807, Toronto, ON M4Y 2P7

Tel 416-920-2206


Web site:
Genealogist with experience in Canadian (all provinces except Quebec), American and British records. Specializing in early Ontario (Upper Canada and Canada West). All types of records searched, including exclusive indexes to early census and assessment rolls, jail registers and government correspondence (see web site or write for details).

Chair of the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Pauline O’Connor, Ph.D

119 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto ON M6R 2E3, Tel 416535-5432, Email:

More than 20 years research experience. Bilingual genealogical searches: vital statistics registrations, censuses, church records, newspapers, directories, as well as land and probate records, cemetery records.

Katharine Orr

KORR Services, #405 - 100 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1E2, Tel 416-944-1794,

Vital statistics registrations; census; land records; court records; church records; directories; United Empire Loyalists; consultation and problem solving.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Chris Porter, B.A.

Yorkey Investigations, 5700 Yonge St, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M2M 4K2, Tel 647-493-2454,1-866-233-3990, Fax 647-493-2455, E-mail:

Genealogical investigations that entail both historical research and family reunification research. We network with (com), Toronto Archives, and multiple organizations around the world searching for birth parents, siblings and offspring.

Carol Schiavetto

19 Hiltz Avenue, Toronto, ON M4L 2N6

Tel 416-466-1494,
Archival research, photographs, genealogical research and government records, urban archaeology.

Wanda Sinclair

178 Elmhurst Drive, Rexdale, ON M9W 2L1

Tel 416-741-1306, Email:
Vital statistics registrations, census, land records, cemetery transcriptions, probate records, city directories. All Sinclair and Fike/Fykes families. Over 24 years experience.

Member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, United Empire Loyalist, Clan Sinclair of Canada.

Michael C. Stephenson

1174 Royal Drive, Peterborough, ON K9H 6R1

Tel 705-743-6423, Email:, Website:
Genealogical researcher for Victoria, Peterborough, Northumberland and Durham, Haliburton, Hastings and Ontario Counties.

Tammy Tipler-Prilio

The Ancestor Investigator, 153 Huron Heights Drive, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4Z6, Tel 905-235-2575, E-mail: Website:

Genealogist with 20 plus years experience in Canadian, Ontario, Quebec, English, Scottish, Irish, Italy, French Canadian, Native records and some US. Ontario Records: Vital Statistics, Census, Probate, Land Records, Church Records, Newspapers, Directories, LDS and Internet sources.

Member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies for Canada from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies FIS University of Toronto

Dan Walker, B.A.

159 Ann Street, Delhi, ON N4B 1H8, Tel 519-582-1422, Email:

Censuses; court records; land records; passenger lists; vital statistics records; immigration records; United Empire Loyalists; newspapers; cemeteries; church records; assistance.

Barbaranne Wright,


10 Amberwood Court, St. Catharines, ON L2N 7E1

Tel 905-935-3027, Email:
Specialize in early Upper Canada (Loyalist and early settlers) with a primary interest in Lincoln and Welland Counties. Publisher of 1. Loyalist children of Upper Canada, 2. United Empire Loyalists and military claimants, 3. Loyalists* military* settlers to Upper Canada.

Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.


Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto, ON M7A 2C5

Tel: (416) 327-1600 Toll free (Ontario): 1-800-668-9933 Fax: (416) 327-1999

e-mail: Website:

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