Maitland is a village in Augusta Township in the Grenville part of United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in Ontario, Canada.
The following is taken from an article in Wikipedia.
Maitland is a community of approximately 1800 residents, about 5 km east of the city of Brockville, in Ontario, Canada. It is located on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River in the township of Augusta. The small village enjoys a rich history dating to the times of British colonialism. The village was founded as a small naval base and supply port in Upper Canada.
Today, the village is home to a Dupont plant and other commercial ventures.
Maitland was the site of a shipyard during the latter half of the 18th century. The economic development of the community was enabled by a convenient point of access to the Rideau area. The community flourished during the construction of the canal between 1826 and 1832. The attractive village still contains many early buildings.
The "Iroquoise" and "Outaouaise", the last two French warships that navigated Lake Ontario, were built at Maitland, at a location then known as Pointe au Baril. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923, and is marked by a stone cairn.
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
Some websites with more local information on Leeds and Grenville Counties