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Ontario Birth Registers
1914-1917


The Ontario Archives has released the Ontario Birth Registers for 1846 to 1917. The registers up to 1913 are available on Ancestry and the microfilm reels can be purchased from the Ontario Genealogical Society. However the information and reels for 1914 to 1917 are only available at the Ontario Archives, through inter-library loan or at the Family History Centres. To access a birth registration record for the years 1914-1917 you must first access the appropriate birth index reel (MS 931) to obtain the registration number and year or registration, then access the birth register contained on the appropriate birth register reel (MS 929, 930 or 933). Detailed instructions can be found on the Ontario Archives site.

Considering the Archives will only allow you to borrow 3 reels at a time through inter-library loan, the process can be quite tedious and lengthy to obtain a copy of a birth registration. Since I had several birth records to locate for the years 1914-1917, I decided to capture the images from the microfilm reels and make them available on my site. I will start with the index records. Once these are complete it will save others the time associated with getting the registration number from the index in order to obtain the appropriate reel with the actual registration.

You will note that the index records are computer printouts. The obvious question is why the Ontario Archives does not have a database with this information in the first place.

I have started to post the actual indivdual birth records. However this will likely be a longer term project given the volume of records and the number or microfilm reels involved.

The following are the links to the birth index records from the MS 931 microfilm reels and the actual birth records from MS 929 microfilm reels. The pages will open up in a new window. You will be able to view thumbnails of the images and zoom in on the individual images. You can download a copy of the image from the information page.

1914

Index - By Family Name

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Birth Records

Series-ReelVolumeGeographic AreaRegistration Numbers
MS929-2487Ottawa 019568-019867
019868-020168
020169-020468
020469-020767
020768-021041
021042-021340
021341-021639
021640-021939
021940-022275
MS929-2488Dufferin County 022276-022581
MS929-2488Elgin County 022581-022847
022848-023120
023124-023481
MS929-2489Essex County 023482-023767
023768-024062
024063-024301
024302-024583
024584-024873
024874-025219
025220-025506
069638-069639
MS929-2489Frontenac County 025507-025736
025737-026021
026022-026275
026276-026491
MS929-24910Grey County 026492-026717
026717-026963
026964-027210
027211-027482
027483-027720
MS929-24910Haldimand County 027721-027932
027933-028152
MS929-24911Haliburton County 028153-028428
MS929-24911Halton County 028429-028693
028694-028960
MS929-24911Hastings County 028961-029264
029265-029543
029544-029770
029771-030066
030067-030348
MS929-24912Huron County 030362-030597
030598-030837
030838-031089
031090-031331
MS929-24912Kenora County 031332-031666
MS929-24912Kent County 031667-031917
031918-032202
032203-032468
032469-032721
032470-032957

1915

Index - By Family Name

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

1916

Index - By Family Name

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

1917

Index - By Family Name

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z