The door to our Chinguacousy branch near the parking lot is BROKEN. Please use the door on the opposite side, near the beach volleyball court and skate park, to enter the Library.

Ancestry Library Edition

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is available on-site at all Brampton Library branches and this resource requires a Brampton Library card.

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.  

Digital Archive Ontario

Digital Archive Ontario is an online resource for digitized historical collections with an Ontario focus, including archived photographs, postcards, and maps, video interviews with Canadian authors and thought leaders, and more. Explore over 100,000 digitized items and benefit from free, reliable access to online reference material for research, teaching and lifelong learning

Digital Archive Ontario is an initiative from the Toronto Public Library and is made available to all Ontario communities thanks to generous support from the Government of Ontario. 

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies

Get access to magazines, academic journals, and news sources exploring cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. Publications included in this collection cover subjects in disciplines such as anthropology, history, gender studies, and sociology.

Gale OneFile: U.S. History

Access scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. This database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work established in the field.

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism

Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. A definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science.

Gale OneFile: World History

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work established in the field.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

The Globe & Mail

Access full page reproductions of The Globe & Mail 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)

Library and Archives Canada has many records that can help you learn more about your ancestor's experiences, including the census, naturalization records, immigration records, and military records. Visit the Genealogy & Family History page to find resources that can help you with your research.

First Nations Genealogy

The Government of Canada provides many resources for those researching genealogy and family history of First Nations peoples. Visit the site to find information such as census records, birth, marriage, and death records, membership records, and much more.

Multicultural History Society of Ontario

Established in 1976, the Multicultural History Society of Ontario collects, preserves, and makes available irreplaceable records of our histories of migration, ethnicity, and Indigeneity.

Ontario Black History Society (OBHS)

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage. Visit the site for historical and contemporary profiles of Black Canadians.

Sikh National Archives of Canada

Sikh National Archives of Canada is a non-profit charitable organization. Since the 1980's their mandate has been to collect, preserve, store and archive historic, religious, and cultural literature, scriptures, books, articles, letters, published and unpublished documents, and materials relating to the Sikh ethos and Canadian Sikh experience.

 

Our Ontario

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.

*Current editions of the Brampton Guardian dating back to 2012 can also be accessed from the archives link on the Brampton Guardian digital print editions webpage.

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