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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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  • Moving Here, Staying Here, The Canadian Immigrant Experience Online  
    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. 
  • One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse Online  
    Streamlined searches of Immigration Databases and much much more.
  • Passenger List Indexing Project  Online  
    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 Book
    by John Mitchell (York, Ontario: The Municipal Corporation of the County of York).
  • The Old United Empire Loyalist List Book CD
    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 Online
    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.
  • Canada's Invisible Immigrants, 100,000 British Home Children Online
    A site devoted to providing research resources for the estimated 4 million Canadian/American descendants who are searching for their potential 20 million British relatives.
  • The Little Immigrants: the Orphans who Came to Canada Book
    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.
  • Labouring Children: British Immigrant Apprentices to Canada, 1869-1924 Book
    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.
  • Pier 21, Halifax, Canada Online
    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 Online
    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).

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