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Offline loo

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Link: Toronto Family History
« on: Monday 13 July 09 23:08 BST (UK) »
I thought maybe Toronto deserved its own thread, considering it's the largest city, and the Ontario list is getting quite long.

http://oja.emersonmedia.com/Research/Toronto-Jewish-City-Directories has online searchable city directories for 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1931 for Jewish individuals and for businesses operated by Jews.

http://www.toronto.ca/archives/photographs/index.htm Toronto City Archives has some photos online, among other things.  This is where property assessment records are held, but need someone to go in person.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0171d    A selection of the historical photos owned by the Toronto Public Libraries are online.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca  "Ask a librarian" will do look-ups that don't take too much time.  Extensive collection of city directories, phone books, and local history.

http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/  Toronto branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society;  many links and services.  for a small fee, they will do a search of Toronto cemeteries which they have already indexed (info not yet online).

http://www.pagesofthepast.ca (Toronto Star newspaper archives, searchable)

http://www.torontosun.com  (Toronto Sun newspaper archives.  This paper only goes back to the 1970s.)

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=toronto%20directories  Old city directories online, approx 1900-1920.

http://www.mountpleasantgroupofcemeteries.ca/   These people own a substantial portion of the cemetery plots in Toronto.  They will tell you by email if someone is buried with them, but they charge a lot of money for details to be sent to you.

www.catholic-cemeteries.com  Roman Catholic cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Toronto (which also covers some areas outside of the city proper.)

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/  Toronto has been covered on this obituary index site  for many years, and it covers some of the gap between what is available at pagesofthepast and www.thestar.com

http://www.archtoronto.org/arch_offices/archives.html  Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto.

http://www.toronto.anglican.ca    Anglican diocese of Toronto has an Archives department.

http://www.archive.org/details/landmarkstoronto04robeuoft  Digitized version of important book on Toronto history, published 1904.

http://www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/Default.aspx  This is the Jewish Funeral Home, and carries listings online going back over 40 years, often including obituaries.
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
WW1 internees

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Re: Toronto
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 August 09 17:25 BST (UK) »
   Hi, Loo, I wouldn't normally come into threads made on the resources pages...But I need to point out that the only reason that Ontario is long is because people have added single replies rather than adding several to the page as you have...You've done a lot of work to do just that, so congrats...however, many are duplicates of what is already covered on the Ontario site. Also I don't think we need to cover a city outside of the Ontario thread... I think we need to keep the resource pages cleaner though, especially this main page. J.J.
   
   
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Re: Toronto
« Reply #2 on: Friday 24 May 13 06:00 BST (UK) »
University of Toronto yearbooks:  http://archive.org/search.php?query=torontonensis

Toronto City directories:  a great many of them are now accessible through www.tpl.ca catalogue.

(I assume that this thread is useful, as there have been almost 3000 hits to date.)
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
WW1 internees

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Re: Link: Toronto Family History
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 April 15 22:56 BST (UK) »
Explanations of abbreviations used in Toronto city directories, may apply to other locations as well:
http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/local-history-genealogy/2015/03/guide-to-city-directories-of-toronto-decoding-abbreviations.html
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
WW1 internees