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November 12, 2018
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History & Genealogy

History & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
An essential genealogical tool with thousands of databases and billions of names. Search for records covering the census, vitals, immigration, military service and more. International coverage, including Canada. Access is available in library only.
Canadiana Online

A digital library providing access to over 937,800 pages of Canada's printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Read the biographies of over 8,500 prominent figures in Canadian history. English and French language text available.
Genealogical and Local History Research
Search the vital statistics, cemetery and land records, local historical books and business directories for names and subjects in Halton.
Halton Hills Newspapers

Search full text articles in the local Halton Hills newspaper archives. Coverage includes the Acton Free Press, Georgetown Herald, Independent & Free Press, and Acton Tanner. Some smaller newspapers such as Halton Hills This Week and Georgetown Gemini are also available.

Halton Images

A vitural gallery of historical photographs, books, drawings, maps, videos, audio recordings, and other media from Halton Region.

Halton News

Search for articles in the local newspaper archives of Milton, Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills and Erin.

Library & Archives Canada Electronic Collection

Learn how to begin researching your family history or search the National Library and Archives. Special digital exhibits on Canadian history are also featured.


Access the digital collections of the Halton Hills Public Library and Esquesing Historical Society, or explore digital content from libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, government agencies, and private collections from across Ontario and Canada. This project is funded by the Ministry of Culture through the OurOntario project.

Statistics Canada

Canada's national statistics agency. Provides updates on current social and economic conditions, including population growth, unemployment rates, and inflation.