Ontario GenWeb has a sketchmap of the original townships of Victoria County.
The map of Victoria County circa 1951 from Ontario Archives locates the individual municipalities, townships, city, towns and villages of the county.
All the following sources are known to be available at a Victoria County location.
The best place to start researching Victoria County or its Townships is the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library Lindsay Branch although one would never know it from the website. The reference section of the library has books, indexes, donated family histories, microfilm, directories, fire insurance maps, a very large photo collection, etc. and an excellent staff. Send enquiries to email@example.com. There is a charge for large searches however the facilities are free for anyone able to visit the library.
The Victoria County Genealogy Group has volunteers who will search within Victoria County and its immediate surrounding counties for free, time permitting. Enquiries can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
The township sponsored book Lilies and Shamrocks lacks a surname index.
The Flowering Path of Knowledge From Pioneer Times to 1967 is also named An Historical Sketch of the Omeemee School and it covers the history of the school with photos of the school and various class photos, most with student names.
The primary source for basic documents (vital statistics, land records, wills) for people who lived in the Province of Ontario is the Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M7A 2C5.
Civil registration did not begin in the province until 1869. Before then there may be church records of baptisms and burials. For the most part these are still held by the denomination who recorded them. Copies of marriage records made pre-1869 had to be sent by individual clergymen to the registrar of the county in which the marriage took place. These marriage records are available through Ontario Archives, on micorfilm through LDS libraries, and on paid and unpaid websites, but because they were copied at the registrars' offices, they cannot be considered a primary source.
Vital Records after 1869
Birth, marriage and death registrations are not open to the public until a specific number of years after the event occurred. Births to 1914 are now available [October 2012]; dates for marriages and deaths are later. Birth and death registration was not universally carried out in the early years after its adoption. Deaths were more apt to be reported than births for several years. The more rural the area, the less likely it would be that these happenings were reported to the authorities.
Land Records and Wills
Information on how to access land records and wills is best sought on the Archives of Ontario website. An ancestor's land holding might be found on Canadian County Atlas Digital Project if he was in occupancy circa 1878.
Association for the Preservation of Ontario Land Registry Office Documents (APOLROD). A list of Land Registry Offices for all Counties of Ontario.
The original censuses are in the hands of Library and Archives Canada. All of the original census (1851-1911) images are online with the exception of that for 1861. Not all of them are indexed. Later censuses are not yet available. Census divisions were redrawn as the population increased and more land was inhabited.
E-books and Books