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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- City of Toronto 1853 Tax Assessment
A searchable database created by OntarioRoots.com in conjunction with
Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and with the cooperation
of Toronto Archives.
Heir and Devisee Commission Case Files Database
This database at the Archives of Ontario is an index to the 5184 case
files that document claims made to the second Heir and Devisee
to Upper Canada Records
Upper Canada Genealogy includes an online index to the Upper
Canada Sundries. Also known as the correspondence of the civil
secretary, they include petitions for land, requests for government
jobs, military communications, requests for compensation due to war
losses, lists of people wanting to settle in Upper Canada, testimonies
regarding traitors in the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1837/8,
complaints about unfulfilled promises of assistance, petitions for
clemency for neighbours convicted of treason and murder, and many other
- York Region Land Registry Office
Registry Office -- REG, LT PPSR, ORG, POLARIS, 50 Bloomington Road West, 3rd Floor,
Aurora, Ontario, Canada L4G 3G8, Phone: 905-713-7798, Fax: 905-713-7799
to Use the Ontario Lands Record Index c1780-c1920
Archives of Ontario, Information Handout #12.
- A Guide to Early Land Settlement Records ca1790 to ca1850
Numerous land records are available at the Public Archives of Ontario.
- Crown Land Records at the Archives of Ontario
An introduction and catalogue of microfilms available via inter-library loan.
- Land Petitions at the Library and Archives of Canada
Many early settlers, both military and civilian, submitted petitions to the governor in
order to obtain Crown land. The petitions often provide genealogical information such as
country of origin and military service.
- APOLROD (Association for the Preservation of Ontario Land Registry
APOLROD was formed in response to the Fall 1996 plan to dispose of all 1868-1955 land
records in Land Registry Offices in the province of Ontario, CANADA.