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History in the Making

Discover and explore the digitized local history and genealogy resources of the Grace Schmidt Room of Local History. Collections include photographs, postcards, soldier information cards, oral history recordings, archival finding aids and much more. Check back often to see new added content.

Questions about the database? Contact us at or 519-743-0271 ext 212.

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Ancestry Logo

Ancestry Library Edition is a family history research tool providing access to billions of records including census, vital statistics and church records, directories, passenger lists, immigration records, maps, public family trees and more from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

As an institutional member, the library does not have access to DNA and member messaging services. Users are not able to upload, create, or edit family trees.

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Find My Past Logo

Over 2 billion British, American, Australian, New Zealand, Irish and Canadian historical records, including birth, marriage and death indexes; census, land and survey records; education, work and military records; immigration, travel, and passenger lists and more, including the 1939 Register.

As an institutional member, the Library does not have access to the newspaper collection or family trees. Users are not able to upload, create, or edit family trees.

Update: Home access to this database during the COVID-19 shutdown is not available. Please contact for assistance with your genealogy queries.

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