Databases & Research Tools

Ancestry Online

Ancestry Online library editionAncestry Online is a genealogy research tool that provides access to more than 1 billion names, 3000 databases and primary resources. Covers Canada, the US, UK and some European countries. English and French content.

Access: In library use only. Download our tips for making the most of your search using Ancestry.ca (Note: link will take you to a separate page, where you can click the link to open the PDF in a new tab.)

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

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

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