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Local History


Local History

Local History Main Page

Burlington & Halton Local History Resources

Burlington History Index

Short History of Burlington

Burlington Quick Facts

Burlington Images

Genealogy & Local History Links

Burlington History Collection

Research Your Old Burlington House


Genealogy Main Page


Local History Resources

Burlington & Halton Local History Resources - Identify library resources from the Burlington History Room, local history materials from our regular collection and websites assembled by library staff.

Burlington History Index - a listing of subjects primarily from non-catalogued materials found in the Burlington History Room. Topics from catalogued items from our regular collection are also included. Identification of and access to the content in many of these documents is available only through this alphabetical index.

Short History of Burlington - an overview of Burlington's history and quick facts

Tweedsmuir Histories - These scrapbooks, published by the Aldershot and Nelson Women's Institutes contain invaluable historical information about Aldershot (Burlington) and Nelson Township, including Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton, Ontario as well as the surrounding area of Hamilton and Flamborough Township (Wentworth County). Search or browse these unique resources page by page - now online!

Langford Burlington History Scrapbook - These articles, written by Helen Langford on behalf of the Burlington Historical Society appeared in the Burlington Gazette from October 1977 through December 1979. They have been digitized and each article is made available in PDF format. We're pleased to be able to share these charming memories of Burlington's past.

Burlington Images - Search this photo database and take a walk down Burlington's memory lane. Note that local newspaper citations are now a part of this database. Or you may enjoy browsing the hundreds of photos.

Halton News (Newspaper Index) - Search for citations from various Burlington and Halton newspaper indexes. Burlington newspapers are available on microfilm or microfiche at Burlington Central Branch.

Burlington Newspaper Index - Search Burlington Post, Burlington Gazette and Burlington Journal articles and announcements. Includes limited content relating to Burlington from The Hamilton Spectator. Note that this is a sub-set of the Halton News database of articles (above).

Halton's Historical and Newspaper Records - Search Census (available for all of Halton 1842-1901), Land Records, Surrogate Court Records, Military Records, Business Directories, Photographs, Newspaper Articles.

Interloan of Materials from Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Library and Archives Canada has informed all public libraries that they are no longer supporting their Interlibrary Loan service including the lending of microfilm, print materials and photocopies. LAC is working to digitize its more popular content so users can have access electronically. For more information please visit: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/index-e.html. As a starting point, please check the LAC website to see if the content you are looking for has been digitized. Library staff would be pleased to assist you.



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