Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
David D. Ratz 1903
David D. Ratz 1903
Now containing about 300,000 people with over 1,000,000 source citations is a growing site. It is being created by volunteers and generously hosted online by Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Its goal is to create a biographical history of the Region of Waterloo. The site gathers information information from various sources which are processed in bulk by volunteers and uploaded. This create duplicates and as time permits duplicates are merged and other sources referenced to create a more complete record of the person and their relationships to others.

It records the lives of those who once called Waterloo Region (formerly Waterloo County) their home. It shows them as individuals, as family members and through events (by clicking on the magnifying glass) how they relate to community members, businesses, buildings, organizations and places. The site is being created from original, sourced records.

Many people are very much documented, others very little. Because of the nature of way information is being typed much of the data is in a RAW state. Duplicates do occur in the creation process (when volunteers send their completed assignments) and your corrections and additions, will help the site be more complete.

Photographs of people, buildings and things associated with these people are most welcome. Wanted also are stories and anecdotes.

Think about becoming a volunteer. We are in need for people to help with many different kinds of records such as: census, birth, marriage and death records.

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If you have any questions, comments or would like to share research, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Latest News
1 Jan 2016

-Updated website data, with an additional 50,000 source citations added, 6,000 people, 1,000 new obituaries and hundreds of new photographs. Additional Census and newly completed Hagey and Ayr cemeteries data.

-Have begun adding Wellesley Maple Leaf Newspaper obituaries, courtesy of the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society and scanner and typists Dale White and Jane Gillard

-Uploaded new sections of the 1921 census of Woolwich and Kitchener, with help of George Winfield and Don Holmes.

Waterloo Region Heritage Facebook Page,

Specialized Lists
People Associated with the House of Refuge and Industry People who died in epidemics House of Refuge inmates sent away for Anatomy Study People who experienced misfortunes Changed Streets and Addresses, Bakers, Barbers, Doctors, Elected Officials, Inventors, Military Service, Military Service World War One, Ministers, People with Recipes, School Teachers, Carpenters, Designated Buildings,

Heritage Districts
Blair - Heritage Conservation District, Cambridge - Dickson Hill Heritage Conservation District, Waterloo - MacGregor/Albert,

Listing of Specfic Types of Buildings
Churches, Schools,

Listing of places
Ayr, Baden, Bridgeport, Cambridge, Conestoga, Doon, Elmira, Galt, Hespeler, Kitchener, New Dundee, New Hamburg, North Dumfries, St. Jacobs, Waterloo City, West Montrose, Wilmot Township, Winterbourne, List Sorted by Address,

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