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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FENTON Family of East Gwillimbury Township
By Steve Marshall, reprinted from York Region Ancestors, Vol. 12, No. 2,
May/June 2006, see page 2.
List, 1858-1869, York County, Canada West (Adobe
Compiled by Pat Jeffs, this is a comprehensive list of clergymen who
conducted marriages in York County from 1858-1869 and sent their list to
the registrar's office annually to be copied into volumes known as the
York County Marriage Registers. The
list includes the return and page numbers, the year, the clergyman, his
denomination, and where his church was located and is sorted by
clergymen as well as chronologically to help track down an individual
minister and link him to his religious denomination and to the areas he
Access to a repository of digitized family histories at
Brigham Young University.
Family OnLine Pioneer
family of York and Wellington Counties. Surnames include Carmichael,
MacMurchy MacPhail, Corrigan, Huxley, Logan, and many others.
Howard Dale AGAR Family of Ontario
This is an ongoing research of the Agar Family Tree and its many
branches, including those in York County.
- APPERLY Family
Gerry Apperly's site documents the descendants of Thomas Apperley and Hannah Hatton of Vaughan Twp.
- Corn, Wheat & Maple Syrup, The
BAKER Family Story [videorecording]
(York Region: York Chapter, Pennsylvania German Folklore Society of Ontario). From
Pennsylvania to York County in 1800 and back to Pennsylvania in 1998. The story of one
Pennsylvania German Family's migrations.
- John BALLARD & Sons
edited and produced by Carolyn Ballard, researched by Ruth Scouten (Markham, Ontario: Ink
Family of Bedford & Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania
Descendants of Jesse Bennett and Anna Catherine Cober who settled in
Vaughan Twp. in 1804.
- William BERCZY; Co-Founder of
by John Andre (Toronto, Ontario: Ortoprint, 1967).
- BURKHOLDERS With Roots in Ontario:
The First Three Generations
by Ruth Burkholder (Stouffville, Ontario: RMB Services). Burkholder families who came to
Ontario early in its history. Gives names and dates for the first three generations of
- An Illustrated History of the
Family of John James CAMERON (1859-1939) & Elizabeth WALKER (1860-1944)
by Mary Joan Barrett (1994).
- The DAVIS Family and the Leather
by Bruce Pettit Davis, Carroll Langstaff Davis (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1934)
- Devins Family History
An outline of the Devins family who settled in York County. 2003
Devins Reunion (75th), 6 Jul 2003, Alliston, Ontario, Canada..
- The Descendants of George
CREW & Mary BAILEY
Lynn Charles shares her research on the family of George Crew, born England, and Mary Bailey, born Prince Edward Island, who settled in Markham Twp.
/ LOGAN Genealogy
Information about the descendants of Edward Logan (bc1799 in Ireland)
who settled in York County, and associated families.
- Anthony HOLLINGSHEAD, A Loyalist
A website celebrating the descendants of Anthony Hollingshead, a Loyalist. This site
is operated for the interest of the family and to share the past, present and future with
all who visit.
- The True Life Story of David James
by David James Howard (Thornhill, Ontario: York Printing, 1971).
of John HUNTER and Nancy ANDERSON
Dave Hunter's web site includes extensive information about the family
of John Hunter and Nancy Anderson from Co. Tyrone, Ireland who settled
in Mt. Albert, Ontario.
from G. Duggan, Esq of Toronto to J. Skelton of Scotland regarding the murder of Thomas
KINNEAR of Richmond Hill
- Look to the North Star: A Life of
by Victor Ullman (Boston: Beacon Press, 1969)
Family Pennsylvania and York County, Ontario, Canada
The Kurtz Family Tree published by Carl Peter Nilsen covers 9 generations descended from Muchael Kurtz and Elizabeth Cober who came to Canada in 1805 and settled in the Vaughan Twp. area.
- The LANGSTAFFs of Richmond Hill,
Thornhill, Langstaff, Chatham and King
by James R. Langstaff (Richmond Hill, Ontario: J.R. Langstaff, 1998)
LAWRIE and Isabella REID, Family Group Sheet
Susan Gibb's research outlines the family of John and Isabella who came to Upper Canada from Scotland, and settled in Vaughan Twp.
- The LLOYD Families of King and
Whitchurch Townships, York County, Ontario
organized, edited and typed by R.D. Lloyd (Toronto: R.D. Lloyd, 1992)
A web site dedicated to the Lount Family.
- The MACLEODs: the Genealogy of a
Clan; Section 3
(Edinburgh: Clan McLeon Society)
Family Reunion 1941
An account of the family reunion held at the home of Thomas MacMurchy in
King Township, to mark the 101st anniversary of the landing of the
family in Canada.
- Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood (Toronto: Seal Books, 1996) A novel that re-creates a mysterious and
disturbing murder. Grace MARKS has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious
murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas KINNEAR of Richmond Hill, and his housekeeper,
Nancy Montgomery. Years later, Dr. Simon Jordan listens to Grace's story and draws her
closer to a dark maze of relationships and her lost memories of the day her life was
- MIDDLEBROOK Genealogy
Includes information about John Middlebrook (1794-1863) who married Hannah Harper
(1804-1888) on May 22, 1822 in Markham Ontario.
- NORMAN Genealogy; Ancestors and
Descendants of George NORMAN, I and Martha MELHUISH Norman, Somerset, England with
Descendant and Collateral Families of America
by William E. Norman (Norfolk, Va: Teagle & Little, 1976)
Family in Canada Genealogical and Historical Society
- The REESOR Family in Canada:
Genealogical and Historical Records, 1804-1980
(Markham, Ontario: The Genealogical Committee, 1980)
- Jerry SMITH, Richmond Hill's
Master Watchmaker: A Man in his Time
by Audrey Smith Koning and Mary Jane Celsie (Richmond Hill, Ontario: A.
A biography of Richmond Hill's Jerry Smith, master watchmaker to the village from 1900 to
and GRANGER Families of York County, Ontario
Detailed genealogical reports published by Kimberley Muldoon-Staley.
/ STIVER Family
Johann Niclaus Stöber / John Stiver came to Markham Township in 1794
with his wife Anna and their children.
- Descendants of Peter
Genealogical report of the family of Peter and Margareth Stover of York County, by Brian Massey.
TAYLOR Family Tree
The family history of four TAYLOR brothers who settled in North
Gwillimbury, by Darryl Taylor.
- The Francis WASLEY Family of
by K.W. Totten, The Ontario Register, Vol. II, p208 (Lambertville, NJ: Hunterdon House,
of John WURTS of Markham Twp., York County
- The Loyalists in Ontario; The Sons and
Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada,
by William D. Reid (Lambertville, N.J.: Hunterdon House, 1973). Early land records
have been used to make up the extensive listing of family groups in this book.
- Loyalist Lineages of Canada,
Toronto Branch, the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada. General editor, Lynn A.
Morgan; compilers by Elizabeth Hancocks, Casey Hancocks and Mary E. McGillivray
(Agincourt, Ontario: Generation Press, 1984)
- Loyalist Lineages of Canada,
Toronto Branch, the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada. Editor, Dorrine
Robertson Macnab; compiler Mary E. McGillivray (Toronto: Toronto Branch, United Empire
Loyalists Association of Canada, 1991)
- Commemorative Biographical Record
of the County of York, Ontario
Reprint (Barrie: Shenrone Enterprises, 2000) True copy of the original published by J. H.
Beers in 1907, contains biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and
many of the early settled families.
- First Three
Generation Charts of the Markham Berczy Settler Families
by Vicky Munro et al. A series of simple charts for the first 3 generations of the
German families who came to Markham with Berczy in 1794.
the Millennium" The Children of Peace and the Village of Hope 1812-1889 by Albert Schrauwers. A scholarly
study of the sect led by David Willson, who broke from the Yonge Street Quaker Meeting in
1812 to build Sharon Temple. Includes extensive genealogical material on Children of Peace
and Quaker families.
- Tales of the Twenty
published by the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Of Ontario. Earliest settlements of
the Pennsylvania Dutch in Ontario in the late seventeen and early eighteen hundreds, name
the Twenty - Waterloo and York.
- Those Enterprising Pennsylvanian
published by the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society Of Ontario. This volume records the
contributions of some of the Pennsylvania Germans to the economic life of the Niagara,
Waterloo and York regions.
Losses for Upper Canada, Home District
compiled by Doris Bourrie. Alphabetical listings of petitioners to 1849 hearings that
allowed or rejected claims for losses in the 1837 Rebellion.
- Ontario Genealogical Society Provincial Index (OGSPI)
OGSPI is a hypertext library established in 1997 as a volunteer project to index an
unlimited range of genealogical information on Ontario families. OGSPI is organized by