The associated panel permits updating the database of Ontario Birth Registrations.
Navigation: There are three navigation buttons at the top of the page:
Identification: This row of the display identifies the specific registration by specifying the year of registration and the number assigned by the Ontario Registrar when the records were indexed.
Registration: County: This is a selection listing all of the counties and districts in Ontario. For an existing record the county specified in that record is selected. For a new record the county specified in the existing record with the highest registration number less than the current record is selected. This is because registrations from a particular county, or district, always have contiguous registration numbers.
Registration: Township: This is usually a selection list of all of the villages, towns, townships, and cities within the county that at some period had a clerk collecting registrations. If a county is not selected or if the township name is misspelled in the existing record then this is a text input field. For an existing record the township specified in that record is selected. For a new record the township specified in the existing record with the highest registration number less than the current record is selected. This is because registrations from a particular clerk generally have contiguous registration numbers. Clicking on this button performs the query. This may also be requested by pressing the Enter key while the input focus is in a text field.
The given names of the the child.
The family name of the the child.
The sex of the child. This is a selection list.
This indicates whether the child's parents were married, in other words whether the child is legitimate or not. This is a checkbox.
The place where the child was born. This defaults to the township.
The date of birth. It is recommended that, for consistency, this should be entered as day, month name or abbreviation, and year. Month abbreviations are expanded, as documented by the popup help balloon.
If this registration has been cited in the family tree as documentation for a birth, then a hyperlink is provided to the family tree page for the child. Otherwise if possible a selection list of entries in the family tree that resemble this birth are displayed so you can choose one. Choosing an entry adds a citation to this birth registration onto the child's record in the family tree.
The name of the Father of the child.
The occupation of the father.
Place of Work
The place of work or residence of the father.
The name of the Mother of the child.
The occupation of the mother.
Place of Work
The place of work or residence of the mother.
The name of the doctor or midwife who assisted with the birth.
In some registrations the place of marriage of the parents was required.
In some registrations the date of marriage of the parents was required.
The name of the person who informed the township clerk of the birth.
The residence of the informant to the birth.
The relationship of the informant to the child. This is a combination of a selection list for the most typical values and a text field for others.
This field is used to record any comments by the registrar or clerk. You may use this field to record your own comments by enclosing them in editorial square brackets.
This field is used to specify the uniform record location (URL) that displays the image of the original registration.
Clicking oncommits the changes you have made to the database. The page also supports the keyboard short-cuts Ctrl-S and Alt-U.
Clicking onresets the values of some fields to their defaults. The page also supports the keyboard short-cut Alt-C.