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Tracing Your Roots in Chatham-Kent

You can access many resources at Chatham-Kent Public Library to help trace your roots in Chatham-Kent.

Trace your roots

Helpful Guides

A Guide to tracing your family in Kent County, Ontario / Jo-Anne Hendry

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Newspapers

Chatham and limited Kent County newspapers (1841-present) are indexed to 2000 by surname and subject

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Directories

Directories for Chatham, Wallaceburg, the County of Kent, and an assortment of other counties:

  • Chatham directories for 1876-77, 1882, 1885-86, 1892, {1900 – present}
  • Kent County directories for 1864, 1880, 1884-85, 1886, 1922 and 1927.
  • Wallaceburg directories for 1975-94.
  • Chatham-Wallaceburg-Tilbury and surrounding area directories for 1996-99.

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Cemeteries

Cemetery transcriptions for Kent County, arranged by township and indexed.

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Census Tracts

Indexes to Kent Country Census Returns
Christian name and surname listed alphabetically, occupation, birthplace, religion, and page number on microfilm:

Miscellaneous Census Tracts
1851 agricultural census for Kent County

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Marriage Sources

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Death Sources

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Baptism Sources

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General Registers

Records of the Old St. Paul’s Church of England, Chatham, Ontario, 1829-1841

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Biographical Records

Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of Kent, Ontario

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List of Voters

Voters’ lists for the Townships of:

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French Families

Mariages et Sépultures Paroisse l’imaculée Conception de Paincourt, 1851-1988

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Black Families

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Names

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Miscellaneous Sources

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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