History & Genealogy
Stepping back in time is just a click away!
Whether you’re digging around the roots of your family tree, or trying to unearth other historical information, we can connect you to the documents, images, and maps that will bring the past to life.
Digital Heritage Collection
The Petawawa Public Library Digital Heritage Collection records the stories of Petawawa and the surrounding communities. Includes historical photographs and audio recordings.
Canadian County Atlas Digital Project
A searchable database of the property owners’ names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases between 1874 and 1881.
Historical Topographic Map Digitization Project
The Historical Topographic Map Digitization Project provides access to high-resolution map scans of early to mid-20th century Ontario. Project initiated by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Geo Community in 2014.
Our Digital World Newspaper Collections
This portal provides access to 200 years of community newspapers in Ontario.
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