Biographical sketches from A History of Toronto and County of York

title page of bookThis section of the website contains transcriptions of the biographical sketches of York County residents found in A History of Toronto and County of York, published in 1885. It is important to note that the information in the sketches is anecdotal in nature, as opposed to being derived from genealogical research. Consequently, the “facts” presented are only as accurate as the memory or honesty of the person who provided them. It should be noted, however, that the sketches are an engaging read and can serve as a starting point for further research if one’s ancestors are located in York County. The sketches are organized by geographic location within York County, and the reader can utilize the pulldown menu in the left-hand column to browse a specific region. Additionally, the search engine located below may be utilized to conduct a search of all biographies. To do so, select “bios” from the pulldown menu and enter a name (or other search term) in the provided box. The results will be displayed in a new window.