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Ancestry Online (only available within the Library)

Ancestry is a genealogy research tool with data from census, military records, court, land, probate, vital and church records, passenger lists, etc. It covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries.

Ancestry Online

Digital Photo Archive

Search or browse the digital photo archive made up of scanned photos from the Louis McDermott collection, Fort Erie Times archive and various other donated collections.

Digital Photo Archive

Local History Collection

This collection consists of photos and documents from a wide variety of primary source materials, including the Louis McDermott Historical Collection. These collections are available for viewing at the Centennial branch during regular hours of operation.

Microfilm Collection

Located at the Centennial branch, the mircofilm collection is comprised of newspaper records, census data, local council minutes and bylaws. The microfilm reader is accessible free of charge to anyone wishing to use this service and printing is available at a cost of $0.25/page


Title Dates
The Fort Erie Times January 1909 - Present
The Beaver Summer 1970 - Winter 1974
The Bridgeburg Review 1930 - 1931
Winnipeg Strike Clippings May 10, 1919 - September 20, 1920

Census Data

Title Dates
Niagara District 1824
Canada West 1842
Welland County, Lincoln County 1851
Lennox and Addington County, Lincoln County, Middlesex County, Waterloo County, Welland County 1861
Monck County, Welland County, Lincoln County, Wentworth South County 1871
Haldiman County, Wentworth South County, Niagara County, Monck County, Lincoln County, Cardwel County, Welland County 1881
Leeds County South, Lennox County, Lincoln County, Niagara County, Welland County, Wellington County, Waterloo County, London County 1891
Leeds County, Lincoln/Niagara County, Waterloo County, Welland County, Chippawa County, Fort Erie County 1901

Council Minutes

Title Dates
Fort Erie 1857-1910, 1929-1960
Bertie 1850-1969
Crystal Beach


Title Dates
Fort Erie 1857-1969
Bertie 1850-1969
Crystal Beach