The following pages are dedicated to genealogy on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. The information provided in the pages have been donated and submitted by individuals and local newspapers dedicated to helping us find our stories and  roots.

There are a few things you should keep in mind when searching these lists, one of the most important keys has to be spelling. Try to keep in mind that our ancestors, and those recording our ancestors, spelled phonetically. They recorded what they heard, to the best of their ability. So, for example, if you’re looking for St. Jacques, try Saijaw and any other variation you can think of. If you don’t find the last name, try the spouse’s or one of the parent’s names.

Names may be listed more than once, if there is more than one source. Check carefully, a second source may provide more detailed information.


The information currently shown has been donated by the generosity of T.K.Nelder who provided the Ontario Vital Records (OVR) information and by Rick McCutcheon of the Manitoulin Expositor. 

The OVR information can be found on Manitoulin Roots and updated on a regular bases.

Considering the amount of false information on the Internet at the present time, every effort will be made to include the source of material presented.

This site will be updated as time permits and new information becomes available. If you have information you would like to see included here, please send the complete data in text format, including your source.

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