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History & Genealogy

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 Go to Ancestry Library EditionAncestry Library Edition
Search for your ancestors in census records, immigration records, military records, historical newspapers and much more. You might even find an entire branch of your family tree!
(For use in Library only).
 Go to Diversity Studies Collection databaseDiversity Studies Collection
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals. 
 Go to HistoricaHistorica
Bilingual educational website which promotes teaching and learning of Canadian history and heritage.
 Orillia in PicturesOrillia in Pictures
Search the Orillia Historical Picture Collection. Includes photographs, maps, drawings, and much more.
 Go to Our OntarioOur Ontario
Find digital photos, maps, videos and documents about Ontario people, places, events, history and culture.
 PagesofthePast.jpgToronto Star: ProQuest Historical Newspapers (1894-2012)
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time
 Picture of William Sword FrostWilliam Sword Frost Scrapbook 
The scrapbooks are comprised of photographs, letters and documents gathered by William Sword Frost during his lifetime. It is an an important record of the life in Orillia and Ontario in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century
 Go to World History CollectionWorld History Collection
Provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in world history.