Dating in muskoka ontario
Even the townships themselves may have been under different names between census years.
The links below for the census index shows the microfilm reel numbers for each census year.
Birth dates are sometimes shown on stones or maybe just the age of the person at the time of death.
Canada Census Returns for the Muskoka District are available for the years of 1861 to 19 to 1921 for the Parry Sound District.
These districts were settled much later in time than the counties farther south and therefore do not have any 1851 census returns.
The book, "By Steam Boat & Steam Train", is an excellent pictorial history of this rail link.
Other recommended books are, "Huntsville; Pictures from the Past" and "Penlake; Reflections on Peninsula Lake".