Mennonite Genealogical Databases

This page lists Mennonite genealogical databases compiled by volunteers. Some are available via open access on the Internet, while others are available only at the Milton Good Library.

Russian Mennonite ancestry

Grandma : Genealogical registry and database of Mennonite ancestry. Fresno, Calif. : Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society. Includes over 1.3 million names of people of Russian Mennonite ancestry. All data is contributed by volunteers. Access by payment to the California Mennonite Historical Society, or onsite for free at the Milton Good Library.

Swiss Mennonite and Amish ancestry

From Pennsylvania to Waterloo : A Biographical History of Waterloo Township / compiled by Ezra Eby, 1895,1896. 
Around 1800, families of Mennonites began to move north from the United States to Canada in search of farm land. Ezra Eby collected family histories from Mennonite pioneer families in Waterloo Township, Ontario, and published these as A Biographical History of Waterloo Township in 1895 and 1896. This site arranges the data from the original book in database form. The site also links to a digital copy of A Biographical History of Waterloo Township. The book is also available in print form at the Milton Good Library.

Ezra Eby Revived! : Ontario Mennonite, Amish and Brethren in Christ Family History / compiled by Allan Detweiler. This web-accessible database updates and continues Ezra Eby's work.

Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association 
Concentrates on Swiss Anabaptist families in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, though the database is always expanding. A membership fee is required to access the database. See their website for details.

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Contact

Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238

Email: marchive@uwaterloo.ca