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Brampton Library Access

Access to these resources requires a Brampton Library card.

Ancestry Library Edition

Due to the closure of our branches during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ancestry Library Edition is available to Brampton Library cardholders remotely. Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogical resource that primarily provides coverage from the 1500s–2000s for Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Highlights include access to census, church, court and immigration records, and vital statistics. Search and discover narratives, oral histories, photos, historical maps, indexes and abstracts to other resources.  Click here to begin accessing Ancestry Library Edition from home.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

The Globe & Mail

Access full page reproductions of the Toronto Star newspaper with retrospective coverage from 1844 to 2014. Search and discover articles, photographs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more.

Toronto Star

Access full page reproductions of the Toronto Star newspaper with retrospective coverage from 1894 to 2015. Search and discover articles, photographs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more.


Open Access

Access to these resources is freely available online.

Genealogy and Family History (Library & Archives Canada)

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Brampton Newspaper Index

Search and access retrospective content from the Brampton Guardian newspaper.

Ontario Newspaper Index

Search and access retrospective content from newspapers published across the province of Ontario.

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