Ontario Township Papers – to 1870

Ontario Township Papers

“The Township Papers” were kept by the Surveyor General’s Office, categorized by lot and concession, along with letters of inquiry. The records designated “The Township Papers,” document both grants as well as leases of the Crown and Clergy Reserves set aside by the Government of Upper Canada.

These documents were microfilmed in Toronto for the Archives of Ontario by the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah. Through an agreement with the Archives of Ontario, Family Search is making Ontario’s Township Papers available on their website for free. In order to access them, you must sign into or create a free account with FamilySearch. These records have not yet been indexed or transcribed but are organized by township and city/village an then by lot number and concession.

Township/Town nameFilm #Microfilm Reel# Records
Goulburn008346986MS 658 reel 1631-1,654
Richmond008265741MS 658 reel 418112-299
Note the different spelling of Goulbourn. Also note that Richmond Village starts at record 112 (items before are from Richmond Township in the County of Lennox and Addington.)
Township/Town nameclick Link belowPage #
GoulburnGoulbourn records4 of 4
RichmondRichmond Records6 of 7
You will need to scroll down the page to the appropriate town(ship). Click on the camera icon at the end of the row to access the microfilm.