Russian Mennonite Immigration digital files

Russian Mennonite (Russlaender) Immigrants to Ontario in the 1920s (digital files)

To commemorate the centenary of their arrival in Canada, this page provides links to digital files relevant to the immigration of Russian Mennonites ("Russlaender") from the Soviet Union to Canada in the 1920s. Most of these sources relate directly to immigrants who passed through Ontario (beginning in 1923) and settled in the province (beginning in 1924). All of the originals are located in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. More items will be digitized as time allows.

  • Ontario Sub-Committee of the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization  read more
  • Membership Records of the "Mennonite Refugee Congregation in Ontario"
    • The congregation became a conference of "United Mennonite Churches in Ontario" in 1926. The Archives has digitized the following from these records. Many more individual family register sheets have yet to be digitized from the Waterloo-Kitchener, Vineland, Niagara and Reesor congregations.
  • John Klassen's copy of the Reesor choir's choral book       read more


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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