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Genealogy Resources



Genealogy Main Page

Getting Started

Core Genealogy Topics

More Genealogy Topics

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Genealogy & Local History Links


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Genealogy Resources

What's Here?

This site provides subject access including books and other materials and web links. We hope you find it a useful how-to resource as you take your first steps as a beginner genealogist or venture further into genealogy.

Core Genealogy Topics - the primary resources for Canadian genealogy research, such as birth, marriage and death records, census data and land and property information - generally the starting point in family research.

More Genealogy Topics - researchers may find further information by using additional resources such as maps, newspapers, military records and municipal records. 

Ancestry Library Edition - is available from public computers at all BPL library locations. Please note that content is updated regularly so we suggest that you take the time to explore for further additions.

SEARCH Ancestry Library Edition

Core Topics

Births - Marriages - Deaths (Vital Statistics)

Canadian Census

Cemetery Records & Obituaries

Church Records

Immigration Records

Land & Property Records

Wills & Estates

Just starting genealogy? Find links to excellent online and print guides on how to get started in family history research.

Searching for family history in the City of Burlington and Halton County? Burlington Public Library has a wealth of local history information both in-library and online.

Requesting Genealogy Materials on Interlibrary Loan

Microfilm may be requested from Archives of Ontario using the library's Interlibrary Loan Service. Other provincial archives have their own lending policies; some will lend microfilm; some will not. Microfilm may be requested at the Information Desk, 2nd floor at Central Library. Three microfilms may be requested from each lending source.

Books and print materials may be requested, however, lending locations reserve the right to decide whether to lend items or not. Many libraries or archives will not lend their often irreplaceable local history materials.

Microfilm and books from outside Canada may or may not be available. Customers may contact lending sources to determine whether they will lend, and provide our Interlibrary Loan Department with contact information.

Local Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. These centres provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help patrons identify their ancestors. Anyone may use the resources at the centres.

2366 Headon Road
Phone: 905.335.4733
Hours: Tuesday 6pm-9pm; Thursday 9am-noon; other times by appointment

701 Stonechurch Road East
Phone: 905.385.5009
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10am-4pm & 6.30pm-9.30pm; Saturday 9am-12pm.

Interloan of Materials from Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Library and Archives Canada are no longer supporting their Interlibrary Loan service including the lending of microfilm, print materials and photocopies. As a starting point, please check the LAC website to see if the content you are looking for has been digitized.



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