Skip Over Header and Navigation Bars to Page Content
From Pennsylvania to Waterloo - A Biographical History of Waterloo Township

Advanced
Person Search


Contact Us

Home  Search Names  Search Objects  Help

The following links are intended to help you learn more about Mennonites and immigration in Canada, including interesting places you can visit in Waterloo Region.

Ezra Eby's story of the Pennsylvania to Waterloo migration
http://ebybook.region.waterloo.on.ca/ebyintro.php

Learn the story of the Pennsylvania to Waterloo migration as written by Ezra Eby in the introduction to his publication, "A Biographical History of Waterloo Township".

For the Love of God: The Mennonites and Benjamin Eby
http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/i/4/history1.html

Complimenting the TV documentary "A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada", this site explains the causes of the Mennonite migration to Waterloo, with a focus on Benjamin Eby, first Mennonite bishop in Canada. It features a video clip, resources for teachers and an interactive quiz.

Learn more about Mennonites and immigration in Canada, including interesting places you can visit in Waterloo Region
http://www.mennoniteheritageportrait.ca/

The Mennonite Heritage Portrait is an interactive site which opens doors to historic photo collections and important archives, using features such as blogs, GPS and environmental applications. Explore all aspects of Mennonite settlement, growth and experience, and contribute your content to share with others.

Virtual Tour of the Brubacher House
http://www.mhso.org/historic_sites/photogallery.shtml

Brubacher House is a restored Mennonite farmhouse located at the University of Waterloo. It was built in 1850 for Magdalena and John E. Brubacher and their fourteen children.

Historic Place Names of Waterloo Township
http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/0/98E7AECCEABBB50F85256E050064F9EC?OpenDocument

Learn about the history of Waterloo Township and its settlers, including a significant Mennonite population. You can also view the histories of individual communities in the region.

Mennonite Archives of Ontario
http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mao/

Located at Conrad Grebel College, the Archives provide access to a wealth of documents, photographs and audiovisual material related to the history of Mennonites in Ontario. You can search their collections online.

Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
http://www.mhsc.ca/

Click on "Encyclopedia" to search for various terms and topics related to the Mennonite faith and its history. There is also information here about Waterloo region and the Mennonite immigrants who settled here, the communities they created and the churches they attended.

Waterloo Region Generations records the lives of people who once called Waterloo Region (formerly Waterloo County) home. Its goal is to create a biographical history of the Region of Waterloo and to link the people to their homes, neighbours and communities. (new content and new link)

The Waterloo Board of Ancestry.ca
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/5543/localities.northam.canada.ontario.waterloo

Has active discussions about Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Ezra Eby Revived!
http://www.ezraeby.com

Solicits updates and corrections to the Eby book information, and offers a web forum for users to discuss genealogy issues.

Home  Search Names  Search Objects  Help
©Region of Waterloo LogoRegion of Waterloo Fraktur design based on Family Register by Jacob Shoemacher in Joseph Schneider Bible, 1821.