Hamilton public Library

The Hamilton Branch of Ontario Ancestors has deposited their research library collection in the Local History & Archives located on the third floor of the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch in downtown Hamilton.

Browse our library catalogue HERE. If you have any questions about this collection, please contact LH&A.


The collection includes books and genealogical resources from the following geographic and subject areas:

  • Wentworth County: GeneralAncasterBartonBeverlyBinbrookEast FlamboroughGlanfordHamiltonSaltfleetWest Flamborough
  • Ontario: General, Brant, Bruce, Carleton, Cochrane, Dufferin, Dundas, Durham, Elgin, Essex, Frontenac, Glengarry, Grenville, Grey, Haldimand, Halton, Hastings, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Lanark, Leeds, Lennox, Lincoln, Middlesex, Muskoka, Norfolk, Northumberland, Ontario, Oxford, Peel, Perth, Peterborough, Prescott, Prince Edward, Renfrew, Russell, Simcoe, Stormont, Thunder Bay, Victoria, Waterloo, Welland, Wellington, [see separate section for Wentworth], York
  • Canada: General, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, [see separate section for Ontario], Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
  • British Isles: General, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
  • United States: General and some specific resources by state
  • Miscellaneous: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands
  • Family Histories: Alphabetically by family name
  • Research: Guides and How-To books
Ancestry Library edition

Ancestry Library Edition may be accessed from any public computer stations in any Hamilton Library branch, as well as on your own personal computer when used in an HPL branch.