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Helpful Websites for Local History and Genealogy@your Library

Did you know that the Bracebridge Public Library offers a helpful list of websites for exploring local history and genealogy? Just go to the ‘Helpful Websites’ page under the ‘Library 24/7’ heading on our website. The government information section offers links to websites such as:

Archives of Ontario

Archives of Ontario

archive ontario

This government website contains historical Ontario documentation such as diaries, photographs, official documents, building plans, and marriage certificates. This website also teaches you how to search effectively through research guides.

Canadian Genealogy Centre

Canadian Geneaology Centre

The Canadian Genealogy Centre is a government of Canada website that offers a detailed guide on how to research your genealogy. This website offers access to historical records Canada wide and links to other genealogical databases.

Muskoka Digital Archives

Muskoka Digital Archives

muskoka digital archives

The Muskoka Digital Archives allows you to search and browse an extensive collection of old photographs from the Muskoka region.

National Archives of Canada

Library Archives Canada

This website gives access to the documentary heritage of Canada. It offers genealogical information, as well as, censuses, immigration records, university theses, military records, government records, and indigenous documentation.

Canadian Community Digital Archives

Canadian Community Digital Archives

canadian community digital archives

This website hosts a collection of digitalized, historical newspapers from 11 cities in Ontario.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Dictionary Canadian Biography

laura secord

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is an online collection of several thousand biographies of Canadian people. These people are searchable by region of birth, activity, occupation and name. The collection is updated on an ongoing basis and is available in both English and French.

Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group

Muskoka Parry sound Genealogy Group

The Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group offers local genealogical information, as well as, listing local resources for those interested in researching their own genealogical information.

Ontario County Atlases

Ontario County Atlases

muskoka atlas

Ontario County Atlases is a database of historical Ontario township maps showing property ownership.

April 17, 2020

By Justine Splane

Digital and Information Services Librarian

Bracebridge Public Library



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You may view what the library has ordered however please note, this is not a list of new acquisitions. Please do not contact the library to place a request on any of these items until they are available in the catalogue. Some items are ordered "pre-publication", so it could be several months before they arrive. THANK YOU.