The Halton Hills Public Library has a local history collection that contains popular publications such as Acton's Early Days and Georgetown: Reflections of a Small Town. We also have cemetery records, microfilm and other historical documents. Most materials are for in-library use only but you can take home a Local History Kit with your library card.


The Georgetown Branch houses the Esquesing Historical Society archival collection. This collection contains documents and photographs related to local families, businesses and community groups.

You can search for items in the archives using the online archives inventory. This tool is available through the Archives Association of Ontario’s Archeion database and allows you to access archival records across Ontario. Our staff can help you search for and view items in our archives during regular library hours.

The digitization of the archives inventory was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Halton-Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Research Your Family History

We have a number of tools available to help you research your family history. You can also build a family tree, scan and restore old photos or create a scrapbook at the


You can book a free, 30-minute help session with a librarian to get started on your local or family history research. Our staff can help you search the archives, use Ancestry Library Edition, or get started at the Maker Space - Creativity Centre.