Research Centres

On Site Research

If you are coming to the Markham area to do research, some advance preparation is most helpful. As a person who has done research and provides assistance to researchers, I have learned that being prepared results in the best use of limited time. This does not mean one is not open to new discoveries that one discovers “accidentally” nor to the suggestions made by archives or library staff who are familiar with the specific resources of their centre.

Below is a list some of the major sources of Berczy family related materials.

The following web sites provide some good suggestions on preparing for a “genealogical research trip”. Suggestions are generic so they need to be adapted to your visit to Markham, Ontario. Check the specific Resource Centres below for their information.

Before Your Trip — Doing Your Homework by Michael John Neill
Preparing for Your Library Research Trip – Michael John Neill

Resource Centres

Markham Libraries

Markham Community Library
John Lunau Heritage Research Centre
6031 Highway 7 Markham, ON L3P 3A7

Unionville Library
15 Library Lane Unionville, ON L3R 5C4

Markham Museum and Historic Village This site provides information on researching at the Museum, a list of the family files, and details on the types of resources that can be found here.

Markham Museum and Historic Village
9350 Hwy. 48 (about 2 km north of Hwy. 7)
Markham L3P 3J3
(905) 294-4576

Heritage Markham Their web site provides information on the heritage of Markham and some of the heritage projects.

Heritage Markham
Town of Markham
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON L3R  9W3
(905) 447-7000 x 2080

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N3

Archives of Ontario
134 MacDonald Boulevard
Toronto, ON M7A 2C5

York Region Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society

The cemetery transcriptions are most helpful when trying to find the tombstone of your ancestors and they are available for purchase. Check the web site for those that have been transcribed. The newsletter is very interesting.