Published Mennonite Genealogies

The Milton Good Library, as part of its mandate, strives for a comprehensive collection of published Mennonite genealogies. Use the University of Waterloo's library catalogue to search a family name of interest, (e.g. "Epp family").

If you are aware of a published Mennonite-related genealogy that is not in our collection, please contact the Library.

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.

Other Genealogical Books

The Milton Good Library also collects genealogy handbooks and manuals, atlases, books on local history in areas with significant Mennonite populations, books on personal names (surnames), Mennonite congregational histories, biographies, etc. These are all searchable within the library catalogue.

Selected Books for Ontario Mennonite History

The following brooks provide historical background useful for undertaking Ontario Mennonite genealogy research. The Library strives to collect a comprehensive collection of published Mennonite histories. More can be found by searching the library catalogue.

  • Epp, Marlene, and Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario. Mennonites in Ontario. Rev. ed. Waterloo, Ont.: Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, 2012 (call number: BX 8118.6.O5 E77 2012)
  • Steiner, Samuel J. In Search of Promised Lands : A Religious History of Mennonites in Ontario. Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History ; 48. Kitchener, Ontario ; Harrisonburg, Virginia: Herald Press, 2015. (call number: BX 8118.6.O5 S74 2015)
  • Epp, Frank H. Mennonites in Canada 1786-1920 : The History of a Separate People. Canada: Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, 1993. (call number: BX 8118.5 .E7 1974 )
  • Epp, Frank H. Mennonites in Canada, 1920-1940 : A People's Struggle for Survival. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1982. (call number: BX 8118.5 .E71 1982)
  • Regehr, T. D. Mennonites in Canada, 1939-1970 a People Transformed. Mennonites in Canada ; V.3. Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 1996. (call number: BX 8118.5 .E72 1996)
  • Roth, Lorraine, The Amish and Their Neighbours : The German Block, Wilmot Township, 1822-1860. Waterloo, Ont.: Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, 1998. (call number: FC 3095.W542 Z7 1998)
  • Bloomfield, Elizabeth, Linda Foster, Jane Forgay, and Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation. Waterloo County to 1972 : An Annotated Bibliography of Regional History. Waterloo, Ont.: Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation, 1993. (call number: Reference FC 3095.W32B56 1993) Also available online.
  • Burkholder, Ruth. Pioneer Footprints in York County : Pennsylvania German Families Who Arrived in York County in the Early 1800s. Elmvale, Ontario: York Chapter of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society of Ontario, 2015.


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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