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

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. ...

Pefferlaw Dam and Johnston Cemetery

The Pefferlaw Dam and Johnston Cemetery issues will both be up for discussion on the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting agenda later this month.

Newsletters

Newsletter #5, Volume 4, June 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the June, 2021 Georgina Historical Society Newsletter. A quote from an Ann Murray song is appropriate here; “a little good news today”, as we are entering into stage 2 of reopening from the Covid lockdown restrictions in Ontario. The GHS...

Newsletter #4, Volume 4, May 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the May, 2021 Georgina Historical Society Newsletter; May is the month that Ontario’s provincial flower, the Trillium makes its brief appearance.Interesting Trillium Facts : Three is the magic number with Trilliums, they have three broad...

Newsletter #3, Volume 4, March/April 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the March/April edition of the Georgina Historical Society newsletter. I would like to extend a thank you to all our members for your support of the Georgina Historical Society during these unforeseen times. Melissa Matt, curator at the...