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 April 20, 2020.
- SOME UNUSUAL WEBSITES :
- Bytown or Bust. Migration and Settlement in the Ottawa area in the 1800's. Well over 1,700 pages of data
which could take you days to go through. I suggest you do so on a desk-top or tablet computer unless you like sideways scrolling.
Italian Fallen Workers Memorial.
An ever-growing list now in the thousands, making it the biggest of its kind in Canada.
(Added Dec. 24, 2019)
- The Highwaymen -- Blog.
A photo series on the Nipigon (Ontario) Museum's website about the men who built the Trans Canada Highway, 1930-36. The website's
archive goes back to 2011.
- 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).
However, the original version of the website (one huge page) is still intact and accessible now that
freepages.org is alive again. But the link is to the version on this website.
- The Gateway to Northwestern Ontario History.
- Ontario Black History Society. The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS)
is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.
- 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!
Unfortunately there have been no additions to this website since 2011.
- 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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