Local history & genealogy
Ancestry library edition is FREE to USE from the library, as is Family Search.
Mississippi Mills Public Library holds a collection by and about local people, which include materials relating to the histories of the formerly independent Town of Almonte, Village of Pakenham and Ramsay Township. The majority of materials are located in the Almonte branch, with a smaller collection in Pakenham. Please call 613-256-1037 (Almonte) or 613-624-5306 (Pakenham) before you visit!
Browse the catalogue of Local History items at the Almonte branch from home – then visit the branch to read or do some research! Browse the catalogue of Local History items at the Pakenham branch.
Census records are available as well as a complete archive of The Almonte Gazette from 1861 to 2005 on microfiche (also digitalized, see below), church and cemetery records, Women’s Institute scrapbooks, birth, death and marriage records. These are part of a special, non-circulating research collection. No reserves are allowed. Click here to explore more online resources!