Over 180 Halton Region and Peel Region cemeteries now have full transcriptions available to purchase as digital downloads, via the Halton-Peel Branch page of the OGS Marketplace.
A typical cemetery transcription includes:
- A photo of the cemetery entrance
- The cemetery location, address, GPS coordinates
- A brief history of the cemetery
- An index of surnames found on each gravestone in the cemetery
- Names and dates found on each gravestone in the cemetery
For cemeteries in other Ontario counties, other OGS branches have created transcriptions for their own areas, and these are also available as digital downloads via the OGS Marketplace.
For history and maps on Halton Region and Peel Region and the townships each contains – see History and Maps.
For family history researchers looking for a particular name or names in cemeteries in Halton or Peel, it is recommended to try:
The Ontario Name Index (TONI)
TONI can be used to search by surname and/or first name and/or location. TONI will provide information about where a particular name can be found and a link to purchase a publication transcript or, in some cases, a particular tombstone inscription.
An alternative, specifically for Halton Region surnames, is:
The Halton Information Network (Halinet)
Halinet is a ‘surname only’ search but it allows for a wide search range beyond just cemeteries.