Genealogy Resources at Brantford Public Library

Brantford Public Library is located in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Their mission is to connect the community to information, partnerships, and peace. They believe in intellectual freedom, access for all, and will treat everyone with courtesy and fairness. The Brantford Public Library has genealogy resources.

Some Genealogy resources include:

Birth, Marriage, Death Search Index
The Birth, Marriage, Death Search Index covers births, marriages, and deaths appearing in the Brantford Expositor. Notices for anniversaries, divorces, birthdays, and naturalizations are also included for some years. The index lists the date of the notice, not the date of the event. The actual notice is on microfilm at the Main Library. Non-residents can request photocopies of notices.

The Virtual War Memorial for Brantford and the County of Brant
The Album of Honour for Brant County was compiled in 1946 by the Brantford Kinsmen Club to commemorate those of Brantford, the County of Brant, and the peoples of the Six Nations who served Canada during the Second World War.

From 1939 until 1945, over 6,000 men and women of Brant County joined the armed forces. Over 300 never returned. To view the photos and biographies of these brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice please click on the Virtual War Memorial Link.

Digital Archives
The Digital Archives is a fully searchable database that includes digitized books, biographies, newspapers, school yearbooks, and pictorial histories. In addition, the Archives offer an incredible selection of historical photographs.

Other Resources
These materials are in the Local History Room on the lower level of the Main Library (Available only in the Library)
Cemetery transcripts
Census records
City directories/Telephone books
Family histories
Newspapers (on microfilm)
Ontario Archives Indexes (on microfilm)
Genealogy reference books
Vertical Files

Church Histories
All Saints’ Anglican Church, Mount Pleasant: 150 years 1845-1995
Cainsville United Church: 100th anniversary, 1875-1975
Centennial anniversary: Alexandra Presbyterian Church, Brantford, Ontario, 1845-1945
Centennial, Brandt Avenue United Church: a collection of historical notes and pictures marking the 100th anniversary of the Church
Central Presbyterian Church, Brantford, Ontario: families and history
Farringdon Church: its history and background from 1833-1930
Grace Anglican Church, Brantford, Ontario: 1830-1930
St. Joseph’s Church, Brantford: golden jubilee, 1936-1986

Census Reels
They have census reels for 1851-1911 for Brandt County and many of the surrounding counties in southern Ontairo.

The Brantford Public Library will answer specific questions about Brandt County genealogy and local history from non-residents. They will check indexed resources and photocopy pertinent information. A limited amount of research can be done for each person. A $25.00 fee must be received along with a written request before any research is done. The fee includes 1-20 copies as well as research time and postage.

Related Articles at

* Genealogy Resources at Randolph County Public Library

* Genealogy Resources at Akron-Summit County Public Library

* Rowan Public Library Edith M. Clark History Room

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