Here are listed documents describing Mennonite settlement in Ontario from 1786 through to the mid-nineteenth century, from the perspectives of settlers and their descendants.Some include descriptions and portrayals of encounters with Haudenosaunee, Mississauga and other Indigenous peoples; other documents are notable by the absence of such. Relying frequently on settler-focused oral tradition, these records should be read in conjunction with Indigenous sources and perspectives.
The earliest land transfer documents located in the Archives are also listed on this page.
Actors in Trail of the Conesgota, a historical drama about Mennonite settlement on Block 2 of the Haldimand Tract, 1970
Plays commemorating the early years of Mennonite settlement in Ontario, with a focus on immigration and pioneer life: