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E-Resources for Genealogy & Local History
  • Search Early Days in Richmond Hill and Historic Cemeteries of South York Region simultaneously.
  • The electronic version of Early Days in Richmond Hill: A History of the Community to 1930 by Robert M. Stamp, has been designed to make finding information about Richmond Hill’s rich history and past citizens easy and convenient for students, genealogists, and local history enthusiasts.
  • Canada’s Heritage from 1844. Online searchable articles and pictures from Canada’s national newspaper. 1844-2012.
  • Genealogists and students of local history can now examine images of historic tombstones (pre-1930) of Southern York Region.
  • Our Ontario is a portal to local history resources contributed by libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, and government ministries throughout Ontario. Highlights include historic local newspapers, photographs, maps, oral histories, videos -- and more...
  • Richmond Hill Photo Images
    Provides a digital database of the contents of the Richmond Hill Public Library’s local history photograph collection from 1860 on. Containing over 1,000 photographs, the collection has been assembled from donated family photos provided by local residents, as well as from images from the Liberal newspaper archives.
  • Find digitized copies of the York Herald, York Commonwealth and Richmond Hill Library. Search for photos, postcards, Tweedsmuir History, scrapbooks and more.
  • Pages of the Past. High quality digital images in the original page format of over 30,000 issues of The Toronto Star. It includes editorial and opinion pieces, advertisements, want ads, birth and death notices, in addition to the stories detailing the events of the day. 1894-2011.
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