Local & Family History Help

Local & Family History Help

Sleuth like a pro!

We can help you trace the branches of your family tree...or maybe even solve a local mystery.

At the Library, you have a wealth of historical records and resources at your fingertips. We'll show you where to start and give you some tips for your research.

1-on-1 sessions

Our 1-on-1 sessions are tailored to meet your needs. Common topics include:

  • An introduction to our resources and how to use them
  • How to research a specific ancestor or topic
  • Assistance with Ancestry Library Edition
  • Tips for obituary or newspaper research
  • Help using online resources

These are just a few examples. If you need help with another aspect of historical research, let us know. We're here to help.

Book a session

To book a session, you can fill out the contact form below, or call any of our locations that offer this service:

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Getting started

A good place to start your research is with one of our 'how to' research guides. These books will introduce you to basic research practices and a variety of sources—they're packed with useful tips and tricks.

Here are some recent guides for researching your ancestry:

A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy

Finding your Canadian Ancestors

The Genealogist's Internet

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