Documents & Records
Cemetery Records and Monumental Inscriptions -
Many people of Chinese origin are buried in Ontario cemeteries. These include both community cemeteries without a religious or ethnic affiliation, and those assocated with specific churches.
Finding the Records
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
Over 2 million burials are listed in this searchable online database. Many Chinese names are included. A name search will generate a list of "hits", including then ame of the individual, the cemetery in which they are buried, the location of the cemetery, and a reference number. The reference number indicates the name of the organization that contributed the record to the database. A list of addresses is included, which provides contact information that can be used to request a full transcription from the contributing organization. There is likely to be a small fee.
This free database, compiled by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society comprises dozens of cemetery records from Carleton, Lanark, Leeds, Russell, Renfrew Counties, and West Quebec. Some entries are duplicated in the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid.
For links to additional information regarding the availability of cemetery records corresponding to communities throughout B.C., select one of the following listings from the Canadian Genealogical Projects Registry: