Local History

We have put together a collection of works by and about local people and materials relating to the history of the former Town of Almonte, Village of Pakenham and Ramsay Township. The majority of these materials are located in the Almonte Branch, with a smaller collection in Pakenham. Call ahead before you visit!

Census records are available as well as a complete archive of The Almonte Gazette from 1861 to 2005, church and cemetery records, Women’s Institute scrapbooks, birth, death and marriage records.

This is a special non-circulating research collection.

Access the Almonte Gazette online through the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. The Almonte Gazette has been an integral part of the town’s history and its contents can now be mined online for everything from council meetings to genealogical confirmation of births, deaths and marriages within the community and environs.

An interesting link to plaques in Ontario, found here. And an interesting link to Almonte Historical Photos.

Here are some genealogy tips to help you get started!

With branches in Almonte and Pakenham, the library offers 67,000+ items, both print and digital.

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