RESOURCES | Tax Assessment & Collector’s Rolls
FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Assessment Records 1820’s-1880
Ontario’s historical Township Tax Assessment records captured the NAMES and CONCESSION / LOT LOCATIONS of both Owners and Tenants.
FamilySearch.org has made the images available for many Townships and has the beginnings of a Surname Index (at 2021). The Index is significantly incomplete but can be the basis for an initial search.
Go Straight to Start Pages, by Township and Year!
The Township pages here at Ontario.HeritagePIN, contain links to the start pages of Tax Roll images for the years before 1880 **yet the full collections sometimes extend into the 20th century.
At any Township page, top right, use the tab ‘Tax Rolls’.
Availability of Microfilmed Records, free online, at 2021
The Film numbers coloured red, indicate records that can be viewed from an LDS Family History Center. Other links can be accessed online once logged into FamilySearch.org from home. The records highlighted gray are Collector’s Rolls, whereas plain background are Tax Assessment Rolls.
Instructions to Assessors, 1849, Talbot District