Genealogy & Local History


The Story of You

Put on your detective hat and discover your own rich history. Why genealogy? The reasons are endless!

  • Unearth your lineage
  • Personalize history through your forebears
  • Learn about your medical history
  • Find out whether you are eligible to join a hereditary society
  • Record an oral or video history for future generations
  • Find distant relatives

Unravel your past. Start your journey today!

Milton & Halton Resources

Milton Digital Newspaper Archive Canadian content

Access digital newspaper pages and index entries from the Milton Canadian Champion. Some digital pages from the Milton Weekly Tribune and Nassagaweya Country News are also available.

Milton Memories Canadian content

Enjoy the unique stories of the town’s longest residents.

Do you have memories of Milton that you would like to share? Join in our Memories of Milton project by sending us a written story, an oral story, or any photographs or other ephemera that they would like to share.

Halton Digital Newspaper Archive Canadian content

Access over 200,000 digital newspaper pages and over 440,000 index entries covering the region of Halton. Includes births, marriages and deaths and articles appearing in the Acton Free Press, Burlington Gazette, Canadian Champion, Georgetown Herald and others.

Need the Microfilm Original?

Once you have found your citation, visit the Main Library and read the newspaper on microfilm.

Alternatively, the library can make copies of the actual notices from the Canadian Champion at a cost of $10.00 for the first citation and $5.00 for each subsequent citation up to five requests. Contact our Information Desk for this service. Please include your mailing address in the email.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Access is available in library only.

An essential genealogical tool with thousands of databases and billions of names, including census, vital, church, court, immigration records and more. International coverage including Canada.

Ancestry makes family research easy for beginners and advanced family historians alike. Drop in and get started now with Ancestry Library Edition! Access is available in library only.

Early Canadiana Online

Do you have early Canadian ancestors? Early Canadiana has and continues to digitize many rare publications dating back to Canada's beginnings.

Access a rich collection of early Canadian print heritage featuring works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. Some content may be restricted to in library use only.

Start exploring Early Canadiana Online now!

Genealogy Basics Course

Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? Genealogy Basics will help you get started through hands-on examples that will help you dig deeper into your family's past.

This online course runs for 6 weeks with new sessions beginning every month. Enroll today!

Genealogy Magazines

Genealogy is one of Canada's fastest growing hobbies!

Enjoy full text, fully imaged articles and more....

Family Chronicle Family Tree Magazine Internet Genealogy

Start exploring Genealogy as a hobby now!