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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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  • York County Men & Women Who Gave Their Lives in World War II (including the City of Toronto), Book
    compiled by Norman Jolly
    (York Region Branch, OGS; 2006). Includes biographical information about thousands of servicemen and women gleaned from the casualty lists of the Toronto Daily Star, and other newspapers, supplemented by additional information from plaques and memorials.
  • York County Men & Women Who Gave Their Lives in World War I, Vol. 2: Toronto CityBook compiled by Norman Jolly (York Region Branch, OGS; 2002). Almost 10,000 persons with biographical information gleaned from the casualty lists of the Toronto Daily Star, supplemented by Additional information from plaques and memorials, cemeteries and armouries.
  • York County Men & Women Who Gave Their Lives in World War I, Vol. 1: York County, Ontario, excluding the City of Toronto Book
    compiled by Norman Jolly and the York Region Genealogy Group. More than 1,300 names gleaned from newspapers, cemetery records, municipal records, and war memorials, with brief biographical information.
  • War Diaries of the First World War Online  
    This database at Libraries & Archives Canada contains the digitised War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. From the start of the First World War, CEF units were required to maintain a daily account of their “Actions in the Field.”
  • Soldiers of the First World War Online  
    Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918). The CEF database is an index to those personnel files, which are held by the National Archives. To date, over 800,000 images of Attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available on-line.
  • Peel War Records Service Cards Online  
    The Region of Peel Archives has created an index to Second World War service cards that were prepared for local men and women who enlisted in Peel County. They and contain a variety of biographical and genealogical details as well as employment history, religious affiliation, military service and honours. 
  • Indexes to Upper Canada Records Online  
    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 matters.
  • 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.
  • Index to Ontario Loyalists, The Olive Tree Genealogy Online
    Compiled by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, this index is a comprehensive listing of information and online Loyalist resources including many regimental and militia rolls.
  • Loyalist Sources at the National Archives of Canada Online
    The National Archives holds a variety of sources relating to the United Empire Loyalists who settled in Canada after the American Revolution (1775-1783).
  • Roll of Captain Cameron's Company of the Regiment of York Militia, War of 1812 Online
    Originally published by the Ontario Historical Society, this is a full transcription of the Cameron Rolls, 1812.
  • Soldiers of the King: Upper Canadian Militia 1812-1815 Book
    by William Gray (Erin, Ont.: Boston Mills Press, 1995). A reference guide to the militia and its role during the War of 1812. Includes nominal rolls of officers, men and casualties.
  • U.S. War of 1812 Pensioners in Ontario Article CD
    by Thomas B. Wilson, The Ontario Register, Vol. II, p129 (Lambertville, NJ: Hunterdon House, 1969).
  • Orphan Pensioners of the War of 1812 Article CD
    by J.R. Meachem, The Ontario Register, Vol IV, p79 (Lambertville, NJ: Hunterdon House, 1971).
  • Soldiers of the First World War — Canadian Expeditionary Force Online
    Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918). The CEF database is an index to those personnel files.
  • Books of Remembrance Online
    Six books act as a record for all of the names of the Canadians who fought and lost their lives in WWI, WW2, Korean War, South Africa/Nile, Newfoundland, and the Merchant Navy.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission Online
    This Register provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars.
  • Gold Watches Presented in 1919 to Vaughan Twp. WWI War Veterans
    York Region Ancestors, September 1999, Vol. 5, No. 4
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Online
    This site contains information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country.
  • The Canadian Military Heritage Project Online
    This site is dedicated to presenting Canadian military history ~ the wars, uprisings and conflicts in which Canadians participated.
  • Military Records at the National Archives of Canada Online
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