Source Information

Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Indexes, 1783-1977 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2022.
Original data: Niagara Indexes. Niagara, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Genealogical Society, Niagara Peninsula Branch, 2022.

About Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Indexes, 1783-1977

About the Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Indexes

General collection information

This collection includes several indexes for records from the former Lincoln and Welland counties in Ontario, Canada. The Lincoln/Welland Master Index includes baptism, marriage, and burial records, personal collections, and church records that are all searchable by name and date. The Ontario Name Index also includes a wide selection of record types that are searchable by name, location, and year. The Beamsville Post Express marriage index spans from 1892 to 1962 and is searchable by brides and grooms names and marriage dates. The Lincoln Marriage Certificates index has images of marriage certificates from 1878 to 1910. The collection also includes the burial records of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York, and the New York State Historical Newspapers index.

Using this collection

Records in this collection may include the following information:

  • Names of brides and grooms
  • Names of baptised children
  • Names of the deceased
  • Baptism, marriage, and burial dates
  • Baptism, marriage, and burial places
  • This collection can be used to locate vital records that document the milestones of your ancestor's life in the Niagara peninsula of Ontario, Canada.

    Collection in context

    The original vital records indexed in this collection were created by church and government officials in Lincoln and Welland counties. The indexes were created by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Niagara Peninsula Branch.

    Lincoln County was one of the original counties of Ontario in 1792. The southern half of the county was annexed in 1845 to form Welland County. In 1970, Lincoln and Welland counties were merged to form the Regional Municipality of Niagara.


    Ontario Ancestors, Niagara Peninsula Branch. "Searchable Indexes." Accessed July 20, 2022.

    Lincoln Public Library. "A Brief History of the Town of Lincoln." Accessed July 20, 2022.