Genealogy & Local History

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Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals. Records from Canada, the United States, and parts of Europe, including records such as census and voter lists, birth, marriage and death, military, immigration and emigration, family trees, newspapers and periodicals, directories and member lists, stories, memories and histories, court, land, wills and financial, reference materials and finding aids, pictures, maps, and atlases and gazetteers.

Généalogie Quebec

Discover the history of your family thanks to the largest collection of historical and genealogical documents on the Web!

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Greater Sudbury Historical Database

This database is full of local history information.  In addition to offering instant access to thousands of photographs with historical significance, it is an index to The Northern Life, The Sudbury Star  and le Voyageur , as well as material from our vertical file. 


The site offers three related databases on the population of Quebec up to 1850. Navigation in English or French. Content in French.  The Repertory of Vital Events lists baptismal, marriage and death records from Catholic parishes, missions, and institutions in Quebec prior to 1800. It also includes another 20 000 entries from immigration lists, census records, marriage contracts, etc.  The Genealogical Dictionary lists individuals born or landed in Quebec between 1621 and 1765, as well as their parents, spouses, and children.  The Repertory of Couples gives the names of spouses' parents, as well as the names of their children who were married prior to 1800.