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1851 Census Index – Search the 1851 census database 

1861 Census Index- Search the 1861 census database  

1871 Census Index -- This database contains the names of the heads of households in the Province of Ontario as recorded in April 1871. The database has been created by the Ontario Genealogical Society, in cooperation with the National Archives of Canada.

1881 Canadian Census On-line -- The 1881 Canadian, US and British census databases are now available for searching at

1891 Canadian Census On-line -- Search the 1891 Canadian Census Online on the Library and Archives Canada website.

1901 Census of Canada -- browse the original enumerators census records for York County at ArchivaNet, the on-line research tool at the National Archives of Canada.

1911 Census of Canada -- Search the 1911 Canadian Census Online on the Library and Archives Canada website.

1921 Census of Canada – Search the 1921 Canadian Census Online

Canadian Virtual War Museum  The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) is a registry of the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who have given their lives serving Canada or the United Kingdom.


Our Soldiers, Our Families – King Township soldiers from the Great War (1914-1918) and World War II Veterans.

Service Files of First World War 1914-1918 – Library and Archives Canada   

Veteran Affairs -   
A closer look at Canada's military history from the South African War to the present

Aboriginal Peoples' Guide -- guide to government records at the national archives.

AfriGeneas -- Comprehensive search by first name and surname, daily genealogical news and a free web site for building your family genealogy online

Archives Association Ontario

King Township Archives

Archives of Ontario -- Government web site maintained by the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture, and Recreation with information regarding getting started on genealogical research, microfilm interloan service, preparing for a visit to the Archives of Ontario, major genealogical holdings at the Archives of Ontario, vital statistics, Family History Centres in Ontario, and links to other genealogical resources on the Internet.

Aurora Public Library (serach for Local History or Genealogy). Also look on catalogue for INTERNET FOR DUMMIES, containing an internet directory. (929.10285 Hel)

Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet -- (Univ. of Saskatchewan) has a comprehensive listing of archival sites as well as provincial, municipal, religious, medical and other specific archival sites.

Canada Gen Web Project -- a communal enterprise for a global library, it has many links. One is to York Region Cemeteries.

Canada-wide records: Our Roots/Nos Racines -- Search "Ontario" (for many options) or other locations.

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project -- In search of your Canadian past.

Canadian Federation of Genealogical and Family History Societies

Canadian Genealogy and History Links

Canadian Heritage (federal)

Canadian Virtual War Memorial -- lists names, death dates and final resting places of more than 110,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who died in the First and Second World Wars.

Cemetery Records on the Internet -- Cemetery record directories, searches for burials, ancestry links, and links to other burial pages.

Cyndi Howell's List of Genealogical Sites -- Links to various web sites organized into categories by nationality and organization (military, churches, societies)

Digital Library of Canada




F - G -- You are not alone!!! 119,000 message boards.

Family Search Internet -- Mormons Church's (Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints) database. Very organized site utilizing a family-tree set up for searches; includes International Genealogical Index.

Family Tree Maker Online -- "The Largest and Most Complete Online Genealogical Resource" set up similarly to Yahoo search engine with over 325 million first, middle and last names; links to hundreds of genealogical resources.

Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario --

First Name Basis -- Search for genealogical information by first and middle names, women's maiden names and women's married names. -- "The Leading Source for Family History;" offers a variety of genealogical activities, resources and software.

Genealogy Gateway -- This award winning web site offers links to major genealogy searches on the Internet, extensive surname links, beginner help and information, messaging forums, listing gateways, surname gateways, specialty gateways, ethnic and international resources, and access to search the Genealogy

Genealogy Home Page -- Database includes links to Internet resources organized according to genealogy help and guides, North American genealogy resources, religious genealogy resources, mailing lists, Internet Genealogy guides, libraries, maps, geography, deeds and photography, genealogy software, genealogy societies, upcoming genealogy events, and commercial services.

Genealogy Pages -- "The World's Premier Genealogy Portal" categorized according to adoption, associations and societies, churches and religious groups, ethnic groups, libraries and research facilities, lineage and surnames, messages and chat, software, regional, reference, publications and guides, products and services, personal genealogy pages, and military. -- created in 1996 to index world's genealogy resources in seven languages.

Genealogy Software Springboard -- Downloadable software for family genealogy preparation and specific family trees prepared using the software; search engine for ancestors.




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History of Toronto and County of York- Vol 1 – biographical sketches of people in the County of York including King Township

History of Toronto and County of York –Vol 2 –containing an outline of the history of the Dominion of Canada, a history of the city of Toronto and the county of York, with the townships, towns, villages, churches, schools; general and local statistics; biographical sketches

Home Children -- Searchable database of immigrants arriving in Canada from Britain via ships established by the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa

Hudson's Bay Company records --  the Hudson's Bay Co. kept exhaustive records on the earliest fur traders and settlers in the West from 1670 to 1870. A selected list is available at this site.

Jewish Genealogy

Journal of Online Genealogy

Kindred Connections  -- pedigree-linked database

Library Index -- index to 18,000 libraries.

Markham Public Library (direct to local history)

National Archives of Canada -- Government site with information about the National Archives, services to the public, news and events, publications, exhibitions, services to the government, and friends of the National Archives.

Newmarket Public Library (local history site also access "The WAYBACKMACHINE @

Ontario Genealogical Society

OntarioGen Web's -- an official Ontario GenWeb transcription Project

Richmond Hill Public Library

Surname Web -- search by surname through a three billion surname database.

Ontario History Quest

Vaughan Public Library (search "archives")


Veterans of the Great War 1914-1918                              

WorldGenWeb Project -- Extensive and well organized site with genealogical information from around the world including links to genealogical resources on the Internet. -- search by surname. Contains an extensive database of links to various genealogical resources on the Internet.

York Region Census -- 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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