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Waterloo Historical Society

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Kitchener Public Library and the Waterloo Historical Society (WHS) have shared a common goal of preserving local history. The WHS has kept its collection and archives in the library since 1912. 


Waterloo Historical Society
c/o Grace Schmidt Room
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen St N
Kitchener ON N2H 2H1



Ontario Ancestors (Ontario Genealogical Society), Waterloo Region Branch

Ontario Ancestors

The Waterloo Region Branch of Ontario Ancestors houses their collection of local and regional genealogical and reference materials in the Grace Schmidt Room. These materials include family histories, cemetery and census transcriptions, church records and local history books.

Formed in 1972, the Waterloo-Wellington Branch served the research interests of Wellington and Waterloo Counties until late 2000. In 2001, the branch split into the Waterloo Region and Wellington County Branches. The Wellington County Branch transferred its collection to the Guelph Public Library, while the Waterloo Region Branch continues to maintain its collection at Kitchener Public Library.

The Waterloo Region Branch is a virtual branch. For more information, visit

Society Office

Visit the Society Office at, or contact:

Ontario Ancestors
2100 Steeles Avenue West, Unit #202
Concord, ON L4K 2V1

Toll-free: 855-MYROOTS (855-697-6687)
Tel: 416-489-0734
Fax: 855-695-8080

OGS Publications

The Waterloo Region Branch and Ontario Ancestors offer a number of genealogical publications for sale to the public. These may be ordered and purchased from the Marketplace.