Here is just some of the many research resources available to our members.


Indexes to books of genealogical and historical interest in Ontario


These books were originally published without an index. Clicking on the link will give you full information about the book, a nominal index, plus an index of places and events.


York County Maps & Facts


These are facts and maps of York County, along with links to the regions municipality websites, and neighboring OGS branches.


List of Places: Early York County


A list of historical places with in York County


Listing of Regional Libraries, Archives, Museums


A list of links for many of the regions libraries, archives, and museums.


Orange Lodge Records In The Attic


The Orange Lodge documents transcribed here were literally found in the attic of the Loyal True Blue and Orange Home on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The documents which have been transcribed and indexed are Transfer Certificates, Propositions for Membership and other records which contain information of interest to genealogists. There are about 2,700 names in the transcription and the documents date from the 1850’s to 1970.

York Region Pioneer Settlers

The names of the many early pioneer settlers of York Region are scattered throughout various published local histories, biographies and articles. We have attempted to gather the names of all York Region Pioneer Settlers into this one comprehensive list, with enough information to establish when they came to the area, and where they settled.

Research requests can be sent to

There is a small fee for research. Send an email with as much information as you can and our researcher will contact you with an estimated cost.