RESOURCES | onLand Land Registry

RESOURCES | onLand Land Registry

2018 is the year that Service Ontario announced its project making available all Ontario early land record ‘History Books’, free online.

Until now, such a search required a visit to a regional Land Registry Office or to the Archives of Ontario.

Family historians are just learning about this important resource and wondering as to the extent of records that will be made available by the completion of the project.

At the very least, the indexes should indicate family groups occupying lots in the earliest time periods, or the presence of instruments describing inheritances.


Using onLand website to view historical Land Records. (This utility will advance from its start in Dec. 2018)

At this site, access onLAND from the link in the left sidebar called ‘Land Registry’

Or use the onLAND home page: https://www.onland.ca/ui/

Enter the name of an historical Ontario COUNTY. Counties are expressed as ALL-CAPS.

Bottom right, select ‘Historical Books’ and Search…

From Book Category, select ‘Abstract/Parcel Register Book’

Abstract Index books for the entire county appear in the list. In the top-right corner, filter by Township.

Some land parcels may be filed under the names of towns / municipalities.

In this township, only one historical book is available. The Concession A and B are located on either side of the north-bouund Nipissing Road, and Concessions 1 to 14 are the grid of Concessions and Lots of the remainder of the township.

When viewing maps, Concessions are indicated by Roman numerals.

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