York 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.
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Here, Staying Here, The Canadian Immigrant Experience
Library and Archives Canada's (LAC)
new online exhibition facilitates improved access for genealogists and
other researchers to some of LAC's
frequently used immigration documents, such as passenger lists and land
grants and provides Canadians with a unique history of Canadian
immigration for the years 1800-1939.
Webpages by Stephen P. Morse
Streamlined searches of Immigration Databases and much much more.
List Indexing Project
The Nanaimo Family History Society is creating an online index to the
arrivals at Halifax and Quebec from 1900 to about 1921.
- The Settlement of York County
by John Mitchell (York, Ontario: The Municipal Corporation of the County of York).
- The Old United Empire Loyalist
by Milton Rubincam, FASC, FNGS, FGSP. Originally published as Centennial of the
Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists 1784-1884 (Toronto:
Rose Publishing Co., 1885). The official register of persons entitled to the appellation
of United Empire Loyalists.
- Home Children
Between 1869 and the early 1930s, over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from Great
Britain during the child emigration movement. Members of the British Isles Family History
Society of Greater Ottawa are locating and indexing the names of these Home Children found
in passenger lists in the custody of the National Archives of Canada.
Invisible Immigrants, 100,000 British Home Children
A site devoted to providing research resources for the estimated 4 million
Canadian/American descendants who are searching for their potential 20 million British
- The Little
Immigrants: the Orphans who Came to Canada
by Kenneth Bagnell. An extensively-researched history of the schemes which brought
more than 80,000 Home Children to Canada from the British Isles between 1870 and the
Depression. Well documented.
Children: British Immigrant Apprentices to Canada, 1869-1924
by Joy Parr. A social history of the movements that brought 80,000 children to Canada
as indentured agricultural labourers or domestic servants. Much information has been
gleaned from the files of the Barnardo and Quarrier Homes. Extensively documented.
21, Halifax, Canada
Between 1928-1971, at Pier 21 on the Halifax waterfront, 1.5 million immigrants first set
foot on Canadian soil. During World War II, 3,000 British evacuee children, 50,000 war
brides and their 22,000 children, over 100,000 refugees and 368,000 Canadian troops bound
for Europe passed through Pier 21. Also available in french.
- Miscellaneous Immigration Index, National Archives of Canada
Searchable database containing approximately 15,000 names from a few lists of
immigrant settlers and passenger lists scattered within various collections at the
National Archives of Canada (NAC).