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 #2, Volume 4, February 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the February 2021 newsletter of the Georgina Historical Society. February is the shortest month of the year, but this year you might have felt it was the longest. The last week of February usually brings warmer days and cold nights and...

Newsletter #1, Volume 4, January 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the January 2021 newsletter of the Georgina Historical Society. I trust that you all had an enjoyable and healthy “Festive Season” while struggling to conform to the pandemic restrictions, a Christmas that we will all surely remember for...

Newsletter #10, Volume 3, December 2020

President's MessageWelcome to the December newsletter of the Georgina Historical Society.  I wish to thank all our members for your support of the GHS during this trying year.  Hopefully as 2021 progresses we will be able to resume our regular meetings and...