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York Region Research Resources is a compilation of online references, books, articles, and useful addresses to assist with research in York Region. Books can be located using your favourite online library catalogue search, borrowed through interlibrary loan, or purchased directly from the publishers.

  • Commemorative biographical record of the county of York, Ontario 
    Digitized copy at Our Roots containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early settled families.
  • History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario, Vol. 1
    Digitized copy at Our Roots containing an outline of the history of the Dominion of Canada, a history of the city of Toronto and the county of York, with the townships, towns, villages, churches, schools; general and local statistics; biographical sketches, etc., etc. Volume 1.
  • History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario, Vol. 2
    Digitized copy at Our Roots containing an outline of the history of the Dominion of Canada, a history of the city of Toronto and the county of York, with the townships, towns, villages, churches, schools; general and local statistics; biographical sketches, etc., etc. Volume 2. 
  • Historic York County, Present Day Regional Municipality of York, and Communities in York Region
    Maps, historic facts and a list of communities arranged by township.
  • Researching Yonge Street
    edited by Sheila J. Brown. A collection of more than 45 well-researched articles from diverse aspects of York County's main thoroughfare. Communities, families, transportation, First Nations, industry and religion are covered.
  • Pioneer Hamlets of York, Vol. 6, Historical Sketches, 1856-1877
    compiled by the York Chapter of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society (reprinted 1994). History of 22 cross-road hamlets in pioneer settlements. Markham and Vaughan are made up of many little villages. Chapters include: Elia, Cedar Grove, Edgeley, Markham, Laskay, Unionville, Sherwood, Locust Hill, Langstaff, Stouffville, Box Grove, Maple, Peaches, Coleraine, Milliken, Purpleville, Buttonville, Elder's Mills, Minesville, Woodbridge, Mongolia, and Vellore.
  • More Pioneer Hamlets of York
    compiled by the York Chapter of Pennsylvania German Folklore Society. Chapters include: Almira, Altona, Armadale, Carrville, Cashel, Colty Corners, Concord, Dickson Hill, Edgeley, Gormley, Headford, Hope, Kleinburg, Mount Joy, Patterson, Pine Grove, Ringwood, and Teston.
  • York County GenWeb
    Contains references to numerous resources for genealogical research for York County and the City of Toronto as well as links to York County family webs, queries, biographies, and obituaries submitted by visitors. Part of the Ontario GenWeb.
  • www.yorkregion.com
    In-depth local information source.

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