Through an agreement with the Archives of Ontario, FamilySearch has made Ontario’s Township Papers available on their website for free.
They are filed alphabetically, and can be found at the following links:
- https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/185567?availability=Family%20History%20Library (Abinger to Haldimand)
- https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2759321?availability=Family%20History%20Library (Hallowell to Zorra)
In order to access them, you must sign into or create a free account with FamilySearch. Please note that these records have not yet been indexed or transcribed, but hold a wealth of information, so is worth it for any researcher to check them out!
Some searches are unremarkable – but occasionally you find a real gem – this letter is from Duncan Anderson asking permission to delay settling Lot 40, Con 9 of East Wawanosh till the spring. He tells the story of another settler who came to Morris the year before as a cautionary tale.