Personal archival collections are collections of individuals or families. These collection may include genealogical materials (unpublished genealogical research, records of family reunions, etc.). However, most of these types of records are located in the Genealogical Manuscripts record group.

Browse the personal collections by name, or search the Archives for particular names.

The Archives holds hundreds of hours of taped oral history interviews of Mennonite individuals.  Browse the oral history projects or search the Archives for particular names.

Of interest for Amish Mennonite Genealogy in Ontario

  • Lorraine Roth fonds. Lorraine Roth was a genealogist and local historian focusing on the Amish migration from Europe to southwestern Ontario in the 19th century. Her genealogy summaries files, organized by surname, are often helpful.


Generally 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. An appointment in advance is recommended.


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

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238