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Toronto Research Tip: Place Names

If you live in Toronto, chances are that you’ve heard of Swansea, Parkdale, Leaside and Yorkville – all communities that are now part of the city but have retained their original names. But would you know how to get to Magdalla, Heron’s Bridge, Mortlake or Coonat’s Corners?

Did you know that there have been two […]

Toronto Research Tip: Census Records

Census records are treasures to genealogists because they are snapshots in time – not only of individuals but of entire households and neighbourhoods. A census of the population of what is now Toronto was taken in 1842, 1848, 1852, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 and 1921. Depending on the year, a census return may […]