Significant Sites To Help With Your Genealogy
Significant sites that have historic value and could assist in relation to genealogical search.
Mennonite Church USA - Historical Committee
The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada
Mennonite Historical Library (Wikipedia)
Mennonite Church USA Archives - Leonard Gross Collection (Goshen)
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
Mennonite Genealogy - New files is maintained by Richard Thiessen.
Tragheimerweide Mennonite Church Records 1781-1862. With a link back to Prussia Resources. (Note: all these pages maintained by Richard Thiessen).
Bethel Mennonite College Library and Archives, Newton, Kansas.
MENNONITE LIFE is a digital on line current periodical and the current issue, etc. are available at this site.
German copy of Tim Janzen's collections
Polish Prussian Mennonite History
spread sheet of records from Heubuden, Prussia
Odessa Collections includes the following link:
Busau Mennonite Church Books
Eastern Europe Genealogical Society - good source of bios for Eastern Europe research materials.
Mennonite.net started with the intent to be comprehensive but no longer is.
Your Heritage Waterloo Region (YHWR) is a doorway to all the elements that give this Region a rich and complex flavour. Here, individuals and groups can explore every aspect of the unique spectrum of Waterloo Region, sharing their stories, ideas and reflections. Waterloo Region has many stories, from its founding by mainly Pennsylvania German and Scottish settlers, its rapid growth through multiple migrations. (We observe they have a unique way of posting published obituaries).
One of the more generic sites that is a subset of the LDS web presence for quite some time had been: The Global Gazette - Canada's Online Family History Magazine . This site refers to the process to buy Stats Canada documents.
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Inc is a volunteer provincial heritage organization: SGS Library & Office, P.O.Box 1894, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3E1. We are the largest genealogical lending library in Canada and we also publish a quarterly journal - Bulletin.
Plett Foundation - Preservings is the online site of complete issues from the Hanover Historical Society, Steinbach, Manitoba operated by the D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation. It contains large numbers of family histories and has good internal indexes.
Asienreise - Grandfather's Description of the trip to Central Asia 1880 (Martin Klaassen) 1964 - the full text of the pamphlet is there to read.
William Schroeder: excellent printable maps in trust of the Mennonite Heritage Centre.
SaskValleyNews.com - the weekly newspaper for the Saskatchewan Valley area north of Saskatoon. There are many Mennonites living here and many scattered far and wide with roots here. The obituaries that appear in the SaskValleyNews are indexed and appear on this site. The file is updated periodically. Files of the obituaries are kept in the archives where they may be viewed.
OurRoots.ca is a project at the University of Calgary to post the texts to family and community compiled history books online. You can browse or do a search by titie, author, or subject. A subject search for Rosthern brings up the following Old and New Furrows: the story of Rosthern, which is out of print, but can be read here, www.ourroots.ca/toc.aspx?id=6277
The Saskatchewan One Room School Project provides an online history for current generations to enjoy, preserve, and experience, our historical educational, architectural, and cultural, heritage. The one room school house of the late 1800s of the NWT and early 1900s provided education to a burgeoning population. This website honors the communities, teachers and students of that era.
The Waldheim Missions Conference originated in 1953 from leadership provided by Oswald J Smith, hymn writer and missions promoting pastor at People's Church in Toronto. Its first Board of Directors were business persons from the Saskatchewan Valley area north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In the previous decade a Christian Revival had swept through the area with many youth pursuing post-secondary education and wishing to spread the Good News to peoples around the Globe. The annual attendees represent many dozens of current and former global cross cultural workers and several hundred people interested in missions from a great variety of churches. It has become one of the longest continuously operating annual meeting organization of its kind in North America.