Ancestry Library Edition

Brampton Library Access

Notice: Remote or ‘at home’ access for Ancestry Library edition will no longer be available after December 30, 2021.  Customers can continue to access Ancestry Library Edition at any Brampton Library location. For more information, see FAQs for Upcoming Changes.

Access to these resources requires a Brampton Library card.

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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.  

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 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)

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.

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