Roots to the Past:
Local History & Genealogy

Local History and GenealogyWelcome to the Halifax Public Libraries’ local history and genealogy resources. Check out our Virtual Archives, Tours, Genealogy Databases, Collections, and Local Heritage Resources to discover your unique Nova Scotia heritage.


Library & Community Archives

Find a Local Group or Organization

Virtual Archives


Genealogy Databases

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Available at all library branches. Free access to Canadian, United States, United Kingdom and other international genealogical primary records.

Local Heritage Resources

Helpful Links