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Lambton County Map and Information

The Lambton Archives – Lambton County’s Historical Library


This catalogue is the beginning of a database project to digitize the collections at the Lambton Heritage Museum, The Oil Museum of Canada, and the Lambton Room Archives. Choose one of the four search levels: Simple, Advanced, Expert, and Browse (single word) by clicking on the tab at the top of the screen. Choose a search option by clicking on the downward arrow beside “object name.” 

Help Screens are available for each level of search. Click on the? Besides the function to find the information.

Moore Museum has a wonderful website with so much history

Canadiana On-Line 

Check out our new History Pin project, an online historical tour of Petrolia created in partnership with the Lambton County Archives!

Lambton Township office all has a bit of history


 Petrolia & Sarnia Obituaries

Sarnia Lakeview Cemetery & Crematorium

London Free Press Deaths & Births

The Sarnia Journal for news and Obituaries (Lives Lived)

Lambton County welcomes you  

where you can find History, Events, and maps

Lambton Directories Books online 

Family search has many Directories of Lambton online for free 

Petrolia- Canada’s Victorian Oil Town

Welcome to Petrolia, Ontario
The development of this website is a humble attempt on my behalf to celebrate and bring awareness to the unique history and heritage of Canada’s Victorian Oil Town– Petrolia, Ontario

Celebrating Our Community of Faith in Alvinston, Ontario 1874-2014

History of Guthrie Presbyterian Church As early as 1866, student missionaries held services in Cameron Church (Euphemia Township) and the Log Church (Brooke Township), and the school and homes of Alvinston, Ontario. When the new railway drew more people to Alvinston, London Presbytery appointed Rev. Archibald Stewart of Burns Church, Mosa Township, to moderate a meeting of the abovementioned sessions to start a congregation in Alvinston. The first church, a white frame building, was built on Church Street in 1873; the first sacrament was observed on June 7, 1874. In 1879, the first Alvinston Elders were Peter McDiarmid, John McPhail, Neil Campbell, E.G., Elliott, and Angus McKinlay. 


Welcome to the S.S. NERISSA Website This website is a collection of pages dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives on the S.S. NERISSA on April 30, 1941. All of us who have contributed to this site hope you will find it interesting and informative. The story is long overdue to be told, and as readers will see, this is an essential part of Canada’s WW2 military history. The NERISSA was the only troop ship to lose Canadian troops en route to England in WW2. ( You ask why under Lambton  member Ann Hentschel took part in most of the research and gathering of the history putting together this website)

Ontario Provincial Resources :

Ontario Land Property Records

OnLand is your online information source search from the Ontario Land Registration and Writs system. This channel gives you access to official, property-related information and documents

Ontario Insane Asylum Inmates 

The COMPLETE insane asylum records contain a wealth of information on your ancestor that will not be found in any other records available. Data that may be included (* inmate details vary from case to case) in the registers includes country of birth, by whom supported (i.e., friends, province), sex, age, stature (mainly in pre-1850 records), the colour of hair and eyes (mainly in pre-1852 records), temperament (mainly in pre-1852 records), original disposition and intellect (mainly in pre-1852 records), single or married, number of children, occupation, degree of education, religion, habits of life (i.e., sober, sedate, intemperate), times admitted, date of admission, date of discharge (this often death date in an asylum), time in an asylum, age at the first attack, number of previous attacks, duration of the present attack, cause of the disorder (i.e., hereditary, life event), a form of mental disorder, hallucinations, accompanying body disorder, results (i.e., died, discharged), cause of death, general observations.

Church records

Roman Catholic Diocese of London Registers to 1910
 Anglican Diocese of Huron Archives
 Search Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms
Roman Catholic Diocese of London Archives, Contact Information


Archives of Ontario Digitized Patent Plans
City of London Maps
Canadian COUNTY ATLAS Digital Project, 1878-1882
Fire Insurance Plan Holdings
Maps of Ontario: Early Districts and Counties 1788-1899
The Evolution of Ontario’s Boundaries 1774 – 1912
The Official Road Map of Ontario (MTO)
Ontario Historical County maps project


The deaths of the Ontario Military in WW II are in the “Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947” available at websites of Family search &

 Royal Canadian Legion Magazine
4th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment 
Taken & Destroyed Index
Library and Archives Canada (LAC): Military Heritage
Attestation Papers, Soldiers of the First World War ( 1914 – 1918 )
War Diaries of the First World War
Wartime Canada
Veterans Affairs Canada, Canada Remembers
Directorate of History and Heritage, The Department of National Defence


for a map of all old Ontario newspapers online search by location

world sites  $$

Family  free site but need log on and password

Find my pass $$ $

My Heritage $

Global Genealogy
Our Ontario
Olive Tree Genealogy 
Ontario Town and Village locator

Canada web sites

Many records online at

Canadiana Online 

Library & Archives Canada (LAC): Vital Statistics

 for Canada census indexes

Automated Genealogy  

The Alberta Genealogical Society Master name index, publications, upcoming events.

British Columbia Genealogical Society Overview, membership, meetings, resource center, contact information, members query page, microfiche holdings, and  links

Manitoba Genealogical Society Promotes and encourages an interest in genealogy and family history in Manitoba. The web page includes membership info, the society’s quarterly journal, special projects, and a list of current MGS publications.

New Brunswick Genealogical Society 
 Newsletter, research, addresses, executive and branch contacts, and membership fees.

Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia  Information about GANS.

Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society Inc.

Membership, Newsletters, and Publication list

Quebec Genealogy Society  

An introduction to this society and its activities

American-Canadian Genealogical Society

We are dedicated to the gathering, preservation, and dissemination of American-Canadian genealogical information, with the primary emphasis on the study of the unique French-Canadian and Franco-American heritage.

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society  Browse and enter queries. It also includes information on upcoming events, collections, and their library.

OGS Branches of counties Near Lambton

Elgin County OGS

Huron County OGS

Kent County OGS 
Oxford County OGS 

Essex County OGS

Middlesex County OGS

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