Source Documents
Last updated: 07 Dec 2017
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Primary Sources for data in this section:
Norfolk Reformer newspaper [NR]
which was renamed circa 1900
Simcoe Reformer newspaper [SR]
and sometimes called (circa 1936)
Norfolk Observer, was originally the
Erie News
[EN]
Feb-May 1860 [surviving issues only]
Apr-Dec 1861 [surviving issues only]
Mar-Oct 1862 [partial issues only]
Apr 1863 [partial issues only]
Apr 1864 [part]; May 1865 [part]
Jul 1867 and 8 Aug 1867
Jan 1869 to Jan 1872; 
May 1880 to Jan 1884; 
Oct 1884 to May 1887
5 Jan 1888; Aug-Sep 1888 
Apr 1889 [part]; Nov 1888 [part]
Aug 1890 [part]
Jun 1891 to Feb 1910
19 May 1910 [part]; 27 Jul 1910 
Oct 1910 to Jun 1920 
Jul 1920 [part]
Aug 1920 [part]
21 Oct 1920 [part]; Jun 1921 [part] 
Nov 1921 [part] ; 9 Jul 1922 [part]
Feb 1923 [part]; Mar 1923 [part]
Dec 1923 [part
Jan, Jun, Aug 1924 [part]
Apr 1926 [part]
16 Dec 1926 [part]
14 Jul 1927 [part]; 28 Jul 1927 [part]
20 Oct 1927 [part]; 15 Dec 1927 [part]
2 Feb 1928 [part]
22 Nov 1928 [part]; 14 Mar 1929 [part]
Aug 1920 [part]
Apr 1932 [part]; Jan 1932 [part];  
Oct 1932 [part]; 30 Mar 1933 [part]
7 Mar 1935 [part]; 2 Dec 1935 [part]
Jan-Mar 1936 [part]; Jul 1936 [part]
Aug 1936 [part] 
Jun 1937 [part]; Dec 1937 [part]
May 1938 [part]; 9 Jan 1939 [part]
Jan 1941 [part]; Oct 1942 [part]
Apr 1943 [part]
23 Apr 1945 [part]; Apr 1946 [part]
Aug 1945 [part]
Sep 1946 [part]; Dec 1946 [part]
Jan 1947 [part] 
Aug 1947 [part]; Nov 1947 [part]
13 Apr 1950 [part]; Feb 1951 [part]
Aug 1951 [part]; Nov 1954 [part]
Jan 1955 [part]; Jan 1956 [part]
Sep 1956 [part]; Mar 1959 [part]
Feb 1966 [part]; Mar 1966 [part]
Feb 1968 [part]; Mar 1969 [part]
Jun 1993 [part]; Oct 2011 [part]
British Canadian newspaper [BC]
published in Simcoe, covered the
entire county
21 Apr 1869 issue; 7 Oct 1874 issue
Jan 1877 to Apr 1879 issues
Jan 1880 to Feb 1881
Nov 1881 to Aug 1882
Oct 1883 to Feb 1885 
Mar 1887 to Dec 1891, and 
selected issues Dec 1885,  
1904 to 1907*
Jul 1908 to Sep 1908
Jan 1910 to Dec 1910
Waterford Star newspaper [WS] Apr 1883 to Jan 1885 issues 
Dec 1886 
Jan 1897 to May 1900
Jan to Oct 1901
Feb 1902 [part]
Dec 1903 [part]; Apr 1908 [part]
Jan to May 1909
Sep to Nov 1910; Jan 1912 [part]
May 1912 [part]; May 1913 [part]  
Aug to Dec 1913 
May to Oct 1915 
Apr 1917 [part]; May 1918 
Jun 1918 [part]; Jul 1918 [part]
Apr 1923 [part]
Jun 1924 [part]; Jan 1925
Feb 1925 [part]; Sep 1925 [part]
Aug 1927 [part]; May 1928 [part]
Jan 1928 [part]; Jan 1929 [part]
Jan 1932 [part]; Mar 1932 [part]
Oct 1932 [part]
Jun 1933 [part]; Jan 1934 [part]
Feb 1965 [part]
Norfolk Observer [NO] Oct 1840 to Nov 1841
Jan 1842 [part]; Jan 1873
Port Rowan News newspaper [PRN] a few surviving turn-of-century issues
Port Dover Maple Leaf newspaper [ML] 21 Sep 1894  to  22 Feb 1895
G. J. Ryerse's Marriage Register 16 Apr 1831 to 22 Nov 1857
Maylin's Tillsonburg Observer Index [TO]
1866 to 1899
(Norfolk County births subset only)
British Canadian newspaper Index 1906: Surnames A to Z
1907: Surnames A to E
Tillsonburg Observer newspaper Jan 1873
1919 Norfolk County Voters List Town of Simcoe
Village of Delhi
Village of Port Dover
Village of Port Rowan
Village of Waterford
Township of Charlotteville
Township of Houghton
Township of Middleton
Township of North Walsingham
Township of South Walsingham
Township of Townsend
Township of Windham 
Township of Woodhouse
Photos and videos of cemetery stones Over a thousand stones from dozens of cemeteries, identified individually, various years
Ontario Vital Statistics 1869-70 Births: A to Z
1869-79 Marriages Index: A to Z
1870-72 Deaths Index: A to Z
1875 Deaths Index: A to Z
1880 Marriages: A to Z
1881 Births Index: A to Z
1881 Deaths Index: A to Z
1882 Marriages Index: A to Z
1883-1884 Norfolk Births: 394
1883 Deaths Index: A to Z
1903 Norfolk Marriages [incomplete]
1907 Norfolk Marriages: 11
a few others between 1885-1908
Divisional Register for Charlotteville 1887-1889
Lynedoch Cemetery Caretaker's Log 1897-1904 burials
Charlotteville Births 1876-1900 Child's surname A to Z (subset)
Old Woodhouse Church book A-Z cemetery transcription, 
1895-1910 subset
Simcoe & Norfolk County, 1924 A to Z
1907 Simcoe Voters List A to Z
1877 Illustrated Atlas of Norfolk County Selected articles
Other Sources / Details about the above

Births Marriages Deaths Etc. indexed here are from birth, marriage and death columns found in microfilmed copies of local newspapers, augmented with articles from the same newspaper and data from other sources -- such as cemetery stones, and birth, marriage and death registers, including Ontario Vital Stats.

This Index is not a transcription. It is only a summary of information found. Always check source documents yourself.  This index omits information useful to extend family records.

Each entry ends with a source code in [square brackets]. For example, an entry from the 29 Jan 1907 Simcoe Reformer newspaper ends with [SR19070129]. Photocopies of all Simcoe Reformer, Waterford Star and British Canadian newspaper source documents are available from the Norfolk Historical Society (see Photocopies).

It is always best to list the original document as your information source -- once you have checked it out. Citing web pages is problematic at best, as these dynamic online partial transcriptions are subject to change as proof-reading and subsequent research warrant. Further, web sites themselves are not stable. They close, move, etc., and may not be accessible later. 

But it may be best to list these web pages as your source temporarily, until you can confirm the data in source documents. To do so, we suggest using the following format:

Norfolk Genealogy web site (www.nornet.on.ca/~jcardiff), 
B-M-D Etc. Index compiled by John Cardiff. Data retrieved [today's date].

 
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