Genealogy: Research Your Family

Leatherdale portrait
Leatherdale portrait

The Local History & Archives Department, located on the third floor of the Central Library, has many resources to help you research the history of your family.

We also subscribe to Ancestry Library Edition. This can be accessed from the LH&A Online page. Please be advised that Ancestry only works from within Hamilton Public Library locations.

Library staff are available to help you and no appointment is necessary. To view archival materials, you will be required to show identification.

Photocopies and copies from the microfilm reader/printers both cost 10 cents per page. Our microfilm readers also let you save to your USB storage device for free.

Please contact Local History & Archives for more information.