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MAGRC Library Holdings
For a comprehensive list of our library resources click here. (very large file)
from the estate of the late Marilyn Adams and the 7th Town Historical Society formed the initial library in the Marilyn
Adams Genealogical Research Centre (MAGRC). The
library holdings have grown exponentially since the opening in August of
1994. The MAGRC is the recipient of generous donations of material, as
well as monetary donations, which enable purchases of other items.
Donations are always gratefully received and acknowledged.
We have a number of resources
available to help with your research. All can be accessed in person, some are
online, and our dedicated volunteers are happy to help you find
the information you wish at a very reasonable cost. Research
There are 12 main categories
of material at the present time and some have several subsections. The
following is a brief description for researchers planning a visit. Each
category also contains a variety of miscellaneous related items.
Microfilm / microfiche
- Birth, Marriage
and Death indices of Ontario
- Census records
- The Hawke Papers
- Tudor & Cashel
Township Records (including some Limerick & Wollaston)
Institute Tweedsmuir Histories
- Church records
- LDS records
- Ontario Land
newspapers (partial index)
- Bell Canada telephone directories
and GEDCOM data section includes
Donations of over 1,800 genealogies
and family histories have made this category one of the most valuable to
researchers. The collection is about 70% indexed and this master index is
accessible on computers in the research centre, and can be searched online
using our Names
Database and/or the
Heal Database .
A search by name displays the library number and page number for the
name being researched. You can print the list of names you wish
to research in advance of visiting us.
- Follow this procedure:
...on the selected database, do a name search and then click on the small
box to select the ones you wish to research; the names NOT
selected will be eliminated from your printed list. Only the
checked names will print. Print the list. Bring the list(s) with you to the Research Centre.
- You can also create and submit a
list of the records you would like researched by e-mail. Our volunteers
will photocopy and send the information to you by postal mail. The hourly
rate for research is $20. If your request will
take longer than 1.5 hours ($30), we will contact you before proceeding.
The history category has many
excellent historical publications for:
- Counties of Brant, Bruce, Carleton, Frontenac, Grey, Halton,
Haldimand-Norfolk, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, Lennox
& Addington, Middlesex, Northumberland, Ontario, Peel, Perth,
Peterborough, Prince Edward, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry,
Wellington-Waterloo, and York in Ontario, plus many others. We
are adding more as we continue to grow.
- Geographical areas throughout Ontario, Canada,
United Kingdom, Ireland and United States
- Places of Worship
Lodges and Schools
Old Militia lists in the Military Section as well as other military records
The reference category
contains a broad range of material, including:
- Most atlases of Ontario plus our 21st Century collection of Historical Atlases
- Geographical Aids
- Research Guides
- How-To Books
- Industry & Technology
The list category
contains a large collection of:
- Birth, Marriage and Death information
(which predates the beginning of the
Ontario Registry in 1869).
- Surname Lists
- Voters Lists
- Immigration Lists
- Passenger Lists
Some census records are in hard copy, and on CD, but the widest
selection is available on microfilm. We have all the available
census records of Prince Edward County, Norththumberland, Frontenac,
Lennox, Addington, plus others.
cemetery category includes transcriptions for cemeteries in the
counties of Hastings, Prince Edward, Northumberland and Lennox &
Addington. Hard copies of transcriptions are on the shelf. Donations of
transcriptions for other areas are also on the shelf.
The MAGRC holds a large collection of society periodicals and
newsletters. Many other organizations are represented through an
exchange agreement. Individuals, who are members of various societies,
donate their newsletters from these societies on a regular basis. Many
counties in the UK are represented.
Collections of family
research have been donated and left intact as research
collections. The contents vary in size and content. Notable
- Hessian Research of Johannes (John) Helmut Merz
- Ruth and Eber Pollard Collection
- Dr. Ethel & Allan Dempsey Collection
- Doug Crawford Cannery Collection
- Ketcheson Research Papers
- Heal Research Papers and Records
- Hubble Research Papers
- Women's Institute Tweedsmuir Histories and Minute Books
- Tripp Research & Klein Papers
- Tudor & Cashel Township Records
directory category contains a collection of Genealogical Research
Directories, a small selection of community directories, a collection
of telephone directories, and Bell telephone microfilm directories for
Eastern Ontario and parts of the province of Quebec.
records category contains:
- Account Books
- Family Records from Bibles
- Estate Facts
- Obituaries & Death Notices
(thousands that are searchable on the computer database at our research centre).
County Land Records
The original Hastings County Land Records have been deposited in the MAGRC by the Government of Ontario. These original
abstract books are available for researchers. The instruments cover the
time period 1867-1955. Click here
for opening hours.
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