The Georgina Historical Society, as a not-for-profit organization, collects, preserves, promotes and interprets the rich history and heritage of all communities now known as the Town of Georgina.

Links

National Archives of Canada

Civil registration, land records, criminal records, wills and more.
https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/places/Pages/ontario.aspx

Archives of Ontario

The Archives of Ontario is the largest provincial archives in Canada, and the premier source of information about the history of the land we now call Ontario and its people.
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx

University Digital Archives

Ontario, Upper Canada Genealogy Resources

Ontario Historical Society
Founded in 1888, The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history.
https://ontariohistoricalsociety.ca/

York Region – Listing of Regional Libraries, Archives, Museums

Georgina Public Library

Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives

Maps

Provincial Heritage Organizations
Railway References

Brown, Ron; Ghost Railways of Ontario, Volume 2 , Polar Bear Press, 2000 – Chapter 14 p. 121

http://www.cnr-in-ontario.com ; – detailed information on Ontario’s CNR subdivisions and stations.

Canadian National Railways |Historical Association; http://cnrha.ca/

Cooper, Charles L.: – Narrow gauge for us: the Toronto & Nipissing Railway (Erin: The Boston Mills Press, 1982) ISBN 0-919822-72-X

https://www.railwaypages.com/northern-railway-of-canada-group
https://www.railwaypages.com/home

Georgina Pioneer Village Archives virtualmuseum.ca – Community Memories; “Waiting for the street car in Georgina.”

Government of Canada – Archives;

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/topics/employment/Pages/railways.aspx

Hansen MA, Keith;  Last Trains from Lindsay, Sandy Flats Publications, 1997 – Chapter 4, Uxbridge Sub

– The Toronto Connection, pp. 220 and 250

Holden, R. W. ; Rails to Georgina, 58 pp., Georgina Historical Society Occasional Paper 2015
                             Rails to York North, 90 pp., Newmarket Historical Society  Occasional Paper 2016

Hopkins, Jeanne: – Georgina Advocate – “The Railroad reached Sutton in 1877”, Our History, December 1992 – http://www.georgina.ca/history-rail.aspx.

Stevens, G.R.: – Canadian National Railways, Volume 1: sixty years of trial and error (1836-1896), (Toronto: Clark, Irwin & Company Limited, 1960).
                             Canadian National Railways, Volume 2: towards the inevitable (1896-1922), (Toronto: Clark, Irwin & Company Limited, 1962).

Stamp, Robert;  Riding the Radials, Boston Mills Press, 1989 – p.80 Vera Clark “Memories Regarding the Metropolitan Railway.”

University of Alabama:Online Map Collection; C. S. Hammond & C. New York 1922 from “The New World Loose Leaf Atlas”,

www.trainweb.org

News

We Need Your Help!

Our picture in the GHS calendar for the month of March, the last images of this building in our newsletter showed its demolition.  We are happy to announce that the adaptive reconstruction is almost complete and that the new schoolhouse is expected to be open to the...

GHS 2021 Calendar Sells Out!

The Georgina Historical Society in following its mandate to preserve, protect and promote history has undertaken to restore and refurbish the old 1912 CN caboose that has set neglected at the Pioneer Village for over 25 years. To help provide funds for this project...

2021 GHS Wall Calendars

We will be publishing a calendar for the 2021 year of photos representative of significant aspects of Georgina’s heritage. It should be ready by the end of October, in time for people to consider purchasing it as Christmas gifts. The cost will be $15.00 per copy. ...

Newsletters

Newsletter #3, Volume 5, March 2022  

President's MessageWelcome to the March, 2022 edition of the Georgina Historical Society.  We are planning to hold our first General Meeting of 2022 on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:pm. We are in the process of arranging a venue for the meeting with the town so we will send...

Newsletter #2, Volume 5, February 2022 

President's MessageWelcome to the February, 2022 edition of the Georgina Historical Society Newsletter.With the recent easing of public health and safety measures, we are more optimistic that we will soon be able to return to normal activities and events.  As soon as...

Newsletter #1, Volume 5, January 2022

President's MessageWelcome to the January, 2022 edition of the Georgina Historical Society newsletter.  Hopefully, you were able to spend some time with your family and friends over the Holiday Season.  It was certainly very enjoyable to see so many of you at our...

We Need Your Help!

Our picture in the GHS calendar for the month of March, the last images of this building in our newsletter showed its demolition.  We are happy to announce that the adaptive reconstruction is almost complete and that the new schoolhouse is expected to be open to the public once the Georgina Pioneer Village resumes operations again this June.  What is wanted for the opening is images of its interior back in the day (if possible) and class pictures (there’s only six in the archives and they’re either poor quality or copies).  Also, a bit more historical information on the schoolhouse would be nice.  If you can help us, please contact Melissa Matt at the Village (905-476-4301 ext. 2284), Tom Glover, or Bob Holden.