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Local History & Genealogy E-Resources
  • Ancestry Library
    Ancestry Library includes genealogical information from over 1,000 international databases.
  • Combined Search for South York Region Local History
    Search Early Days in Richmond Hill and Historic Cemeteries of South York Region simultaneously.
  • Early Canadiana Online
    Early Canadiana Online holds the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents. Content spans 21 languages, including French, English, Latin, Greek, and many First Nations languages.
  • Early Days in Richmond Hill: A History of the Community to 1930
    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.
  • Globe and Mail: Canada’s Heritage from 1844
    Canada’s Heritage from 1844. Online searchable articles and pictures from Canada’s national newspaper. 1844-2012.
  • Historic Cemeteries of South York Region
    Genealogists and students of local history can now examine images of historic tombstones (pre-1930) of Southern York Region.
  • Our Ontario
    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.
  • Richmond Hill Public Library Digital Archives
    Find digitized copies of the York Herald, York Commonwealth and Richmond Hill Library. Search for photos, postcards, Tweedsmuir History, scrapbooks and more.
  • Toronto Star: Pages of the Past
    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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