Some History & Genealogy Links
In this page are some links which you might not find if you stick to
the usual websites. I hope you find them useful.
of others you know about and I'll add them here.
All of the links were working on October 25, 2018.
- SOME UNUSUAL WEBSITES :
- Bytown or Bust. Migration and Settlement in the Ottawa area in the 1800's. Over 1,700 pages of data
which could take you days to go through. I suggest you do so soon, as the website creator has retired and is no longer updating the website. Who knows how long
it will still be in existence?
- The Highwaymen.
A photo series on the Nipigon (Ontario) Museum's website about the men who built the Trans Canada Highway, 1930-36.
- The History of Ontario's King's Highways.
- Manitoulin Island Historical Extracts.
- This is a website which I helped to create. All issues (1983 to 1994) of the
historical journal "Through The Years" have had
surnames and other information extracted.
June, 2018: The extracts were moved from freepages.org because of
technical problems and have been added to this website (ontariohistory.org).
- The Gateway to Northwestern Ontario History.
- Ontario Black History Society.
- Ontario Records & Resources. This link
takes you to the site map of Bill Martin's two websites. There is a stunning amount of material here!
- Queer Catharsis, 1971-1980's.
- Peter Zorzi's very personal account
of the early Gay Rights movement in Toronto. Covered are: the founding of TAG (Toronto Area Gays) which was a
telephone counselling collective, the founding of The Body Politic, and anecdotes about Toronto Gay Action,
CHAT (Community Homophile Association of Toronto), GATE (Gay Alliance Towards Equality), etc.
There are photos of various Gay Pride marches, Anita Bryant protests, Gaydays 1978, and on and on.
Illustrated with photos mostly by Charles Dobie.
- Colin Churcher's Railway Pages.
An extensive history, with many photos, of railroads mainly in eastern Ontario, but also other parts of the world.
- SURNAME DATABASES :
- Please look at this page
on my genealogy website, as I don't want to duplicate my efforts here. Remember that you can
search for any surname you want, so you can ignore all references to searching for "Dobie", etc. Just search for
whatever names interest you.
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