The Milton Good Library, as part of its mandate, strives for a comprehensive collection of genealogical periodicals of Mennonites and related groups. Use the University of Waterloo's library catalogue to search.

If you are unable to visit our library, your local public or academic library may have these titles; or may be able to obtain them for you through their inter-library loan program.

Periodicals of particular interest

Mennonite Family History
Mennonite Family History is a quarterly periodical covering Mennonite, Amish, and Brethren genealogy and family history. Print copies (1982-present) are available at the Milton Good Library (call number: PER CS1.M4). Print indexes are are available for 1982-2002. To search by surname for all issues, use the search box on the magazine's home page.

Ontario Mennonite History
Ontario Mennonite History
is the newsletter of the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario (1983-present). Feature articles on families, individuals, congregations and communities are included. Back issues are available on the Society's website. Print copies of back and current issues are available at the Library (call number: PER BX 8101.M362).

Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage
Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s quarterly magazine, focuses on the historical background (Europe and America), religious thought and expression, culture, and family history of Mennonite and Amish-related groups originating in Pennsylvania. Print copies are available at the Milton Good Library (call number: BX 8101.P44). Cumulative indexes are available on the journal's home page. 

Mennonite Historian
Mennonite Historian
is the publication of the Mennonite Heritage Centre and Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies (both based in Winnipeg, Manitoba), with a primary focus on Russian Mennonite history. Print copies (1975-present) are available in the Milton Good Library (call number: BX8101 .M425); the journal is available electronically on its website.

Mennonite Life
Founded in 1946, Mennonite Life is now an illustrated online annual published by Bethel College that is devoted to exploring and developing Mennonite experience. Although its focus is not genealogy, its back issues contain a wealth of information about Mennonite individuals and communities. Also available in print form at the Milton Good Library (call number: BX 8101.M44).

Mennonite Quarterly Review
Although MQR is primarily an academic journal, articles sometimes include genealogical information. Indexes are available on the website and the ATLA Serials database. Also available in print form at the Milton Good Library (call number: BX 8101.M46). Of particular interest for Ontario Mennonite genealogy is the following article:

Fretz, J. C. "The Early History of the Mennonites in Welland County, Ontario." Mennonite Quarterly Review 27 no 1 (Jan 1953): 55-75.


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

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238