Genealogy & Local History
Discover the Past
The Orangeville Public Library has a selection of genealogy and local history resources, including:
Electronic Database Resources
A genealogical tool including records from a number of different countries. This database can only be accessed from computers within the Library.
Each issue of the Toronto Star from 1894-2005 in PDF format, with new content added every year. Great for local history or genealogical research.
Please also see our genealogy pathfinder for extra help! It has links to local history books and resources held at our library as well as links to many helpful external websites.
Microfilm & Microfiche
The Orangeville Public Library has a microfilm reader/printer, and a microfiche reader, along with a collection of microfilm and microfiche available at the Mill Street Location, available only for use in the library.
Orangeville Sun 1868 - 1933 (Indexed)
The Orangeville Banner 1907 - 2011
Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Records 1860 (Indexed)
The Shelburne Free Press and Economist 1999 - 2002
The Grand Valley Star & Vidette 1999 - 2002
Interlibrary Loan of Microfilm and Microfiche
Some materials reproduced in microfilm or microfiche, such as newspapers, birth and marriage records, ship and passenger lists, etc., can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan from some lending institutions, including the Archives of Ontario, Library and Archives Canada, and the United Church Archives.
* Please note: The Orangeville Public Library's microfilm collection does not circulate, and is not available through Interlibrary Loan.
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