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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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  • Toronto Public Library Digital Collections Online  
    The Toronto Public Library Digital Collections website brings together a variety of primary and secondary source materials from the Library’s collections. The site now consists of a suite of databases of digitized images and several text only databases are also provided. These searchable databases include: York & Toronto City Directories (1833-1881), York Minutes 1797-1823, Atlas Books, Local History Books, Maps, Pictures, Postcards and Souvenir Pictures.
  • The Atlas of Canada Online  
    In 2006 The Atlas of Canada is celebrating 100 years of mapping Canada’s geography and history. The Atlas belongs to all Canadians and reflects the incredible social, environmental and economic diversity of our country. As Canada’s premiere online mapping resource, the Atlas offers a wealth of resources for everyone. 
  • Historic York County, Present Day Regional Municipality of York, and Communities in York Region Online
    Maps, historic facts and a list of communities arranged by township.
  • The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project Online
    Digitized maps and a searchable database of the property owners names which appear on the township maps in the historical atlases published between 1874-1881.
  • York County Maps Online
    Links to various maps for York County.
  • Town of Georgina Map Online
    Detailed map of the Town of Georgina.
  • City of Vaughan Map Online
    This map has been developed using Macromedia Flash technology. This allows the user to zoom in a particular area up to 600% of the original size while also allowing the user to pan North, South, East and West.
  • Index to Whitchurch Township and Stouffville Village Residents 1837-1901, and 1901 Census Index Book
    compiled by Ruth Burkholder (Stouffville, Ontario: RMB Services). This is a Head of Household and Strays index to the residents of Whitchurch township and Stouffville village in York County, Ontario. It includes, in separate indexes, Walton's 1837 Directory; Brown's 1846-7 Directory; Rowsell's 1850-1 Directory; and the federal census for 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901. The index gives the surname, first name, and age of the person, and the section and page where they are listed in the census.
  • York, Upper Canada, Minutes of Town Meetings and Lists of Inhabitants, 1797-1823 Book
    edited by Christine Mosser (Toronto: Metropolitan Toronto Library Board, 1984).
  • Upper Canada (Ontario) Districts In 1836 Online
    Map of district names and boundaries in 1836.
  • Toronto & Home District Directory, 1837 Online
    An online transcription of the original directory on the York County GenWeb.
  • Toronto & Home Districts 1837 Directory Descendants Book
    A companion volume to The City of Toronto and the Home District Commercial Directory...for 1837. Lists living descendants, with addresses, for more than 500 individuals listed in the original 1837 directory.
  • Canada West (Ontario) Districts In 1845 Online
    Map of district names and boundaries in 1845.
  • Brown's Toronto City and Home District Directory 1846-7 Book
    reprinted by Halton-Peel Branch, OGS. Includes information about the communities of East and North Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Vaughan, and Whitchurch.
  • Smith's Canadian Gazetteer (Ontario, 1846) Book
    by Wm. H. Smith (Toronto: H. & W. Rowsell, 1846). Coles Canadiana Collection. Statistical and general information about Canada West, including a map, descriptions of all principal towns and villages, magistrates, post offices, stage and steamboat fares, hotels and taverns, toll rates, land agents and a "mass of other desirable and useful information for the man of business, traveller, or emigrant".
  • Inhabitants of York County, Ontario - 1850 Book
    compiled by Norm Crowder (Nepean, Ontario: Crowder Enterprises, 1988). A reproduction of the alphabetical list of York County inhabitants from Rowsell's City of Toronto and County of York Directory for 1850-51. Includes many areas now in Peel, Simcoe and Ontario Counties.
  • 1852 Map of York & Simcoe Counties Online
    This map is one in a series of ten 1852 maps of Ontario/Upper Canada which were originally published by W H Smith
  • Directory of the Province of Ontario 1857 Book CD
    by Thomas B. Wilson and Emily S. Wilson (Lambertville, NJ: Hunterdon House: 1987). Listing upwards of 40,000 persons with place of residence and occupation.
  • Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871 Book
    (Montreal: J. Lovell, 1871). Contains names of professional and business men, and other inhabitants, of the cities, towns and villages.
  • Lovell's 1873 Gazetteer of British North America Book
    (Montreal: John Lovell, 1873). Facsimile reprint by Global Heritage Press. Contains over six thousand descriptions and historical facts about cities, towns and villages across Canada, as they were known in 1873. Also included is a listing of over fifteen hundred lakes and rivers with their location, size and general information.
  • Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of York: and the Township of West Gwillimbury... Book
    compiled by Miles & Co., Toronto, 1878 (Belleville, Ont.: Mika Silk Screening, 1972). Includes history of the county, biographical sketches of early settlers and residents, business directories, many dates of settlement of settlers. Detailed maps of townships with concession and lot numbers, including many of the names of land owners and occupants at time of publication are listed.
  • Name and place index to Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of York by Miles & Co. Toronto, 1878 and Mika Silk Screening Ltd. Belleville, 1972 Book
    compiled by A. R. Hazelgrove (Kingston: Brown & Martin, 1977).
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