The Niagara

Settlers Genealogies

Looking for your nineteenth century ancestors in Niagara?

Over the past twenty-five years, R. Robert Mutrie has compiled more than 600 genealogies of ancestral families across Southwestern Ontario. Those for the Niagara Settlers are listed under the headings at the right. More will be added over time. Each includes four to six generations of family members starting with the first pioneer ancestor to settle in Upper Canada and tracing down to the generation born around the turn of the twentieth century. He has followed the descendants all across North America and elsewhere.

Much more than just a family tree, each genealogy includes fully sourced biographical notes and genealogical information. The names, vital dates, and residency of descendants and their spouses are an integral part of these genealogies. When found, earlier eighteenth century Colonial or “Old World” ancestral information is also included.

More than 1,000 primary and secondary sources from dozens of libraries and archives were researched in developing these genealogies. Many also include information from hard to find or out of print books.

To search for your ancestors, click the first letter of the surname in the sidebar at the right — for example, for Smith, click Settlers “S”. To order one or more of these genealogies, click on the Order Form tab at the right.

Now you can have your individual ancestral genealogy sent to you express by e-mail. This “one-stop” resource means you don’t have to spend hundreds of hours online and in libraries to track down just a few ancestors. Each genealogy can be ordered individually for just $12.95. Would you like the genealogy printed and shipped? Add $3.00 for each genealogy ordered.

Wondering if your ancestors are included? E-mail Robert Mutrie at asking for your free search of the genealogies for a particular name.