General History

Our Military Heritage : Veterans' stories connected to The Town of The Blue Mountains and more
Our Military Heritage : Veterans' stories connected to The Town of The Blue Mountains and more

The military heritage of the The Blue Mountains shares the stories of community members involved with military service and war efforts from the 19th century to today. This includes spotlights on individual stories, remembrance of community members' sacrifices, and research resources available at the Blue Mountains Public Library.

Then & Now - Town of the Blue Mountains History Project
Then & Now - Town of the Blue Mountains History Project

Photographs, maps, audio and videorecordings of the history of the Blue Mountains. Maintained by the Blue Mountains Public Library.

Archeion
Archeion

Search Archeion to find records of businesses, individuals, families and organizations from all periods of the province's history (Ontario). The archives described include photographs, diaries, minute books, church registers and municipal records.

Learn about how to search Archeion here.

Archives of Ontario
Archives of Ontario

The Archives of Ontario is the second largest archives in Canada and provides a window into the past for all Ontarians, connecting us with our ancestors, our communities and our government. Access a unique and multi-faceted collection that includes records dating back to the late 16th century and contains everything from hand-written ledgers to electronic files, hand-drawn maps, architectural drawings, photographs, films and sound recordings. Includes online databases, exhibits, research guides and more.

 

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project
Canadian County Atlas Digital Project

A searchable database of the property owners' names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases. Township maps, portraits and properties have been scanned, with links from the property owners' names in the database. Created by McGill University.

Canadiana Online
Canadiana Online

Canadiana Online consists of keyword searchable collections of:  Monographs, Government Publications, and Serials – Periodicals, Annuals and Newspapers.

Censuses - Library and Archives Canada
Censuses - Library and Archives Canada

A database of Canadian censuses from 1825-1926 available online. Transcripts of multiple local censuses available to view in person at the Craigleith Heritage Depot as well.

Digital Archive Ontario
Digital Archive Ontario

Current and historical content, curated by the Toronto Public Library. Includes photos, maps, postcards, city directories of Ontario communities. Contains local material relevant to the Town of The Blue Mountains.

Early Canadiana Online
Early Canadiana Online

The most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents  This includes material published from the time of the first European settlers to the first half of the 20th century. Content spans 21 languages, including French, English, Latin, Greek, and many First Nations languages.

Frontier Life - Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
Frontier Life - Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

Grey County Census and Cemetery Transcriptions
Grey County Census and Cemetery Transcriptions

Cemetery Transcriptions listed by historic township. Grey County Census information listed by location. Links to PDF documents.

Héritage Canadiana
Héritage Canadiana

The Héritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 40 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history and culture. Created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire. Keyword searchable. Hard copies also available at the library.

Indigenous Resources in Archives
Indigenous Resources in Archives

A list of online exhibits, thematic guides and links to archival descriptions and material that relate to Indigenous communities throughout Ontario and Canada.  Compiled by the Archives Association of Ontario.

Indigenous Territories
Indigenous Territories

An interactive map showing traditional territories, languages and treaties of Indigenous people on Turtle Island / North America and other areas of the world. Also see Whose Land.

Make a Natural Heritage Map
Make a Natural Heritage Map

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has a web application you can use to make a custom map of the following natural heritage areas in Ontario: provincial parks, conservation reserves, areas of natural and scientific interest, wetlands, woodlands, natural heritage systems associated with the Niagara Escarpment, Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt Plans; Natural Heritage Information Centre data.

Petun Research Institute
Petun Research Institute

The Institute conducts and publish interdisciplinary scholarly research particularly relating to the Petun-Wyandot native people.

Towards Truth and Reconciliation
Towards Truth and Reconciliation

A list of free and openly available resources for those seeking to critically examine colonialism, the legacy of the residential school system, and Indigenous issues in Canada; the diversification of collections as part of the truth and reconciliation process; access barriers for Indigenous peoples to institutionally held archival holdings; the ethics of collection use and digitization. Compiled by the Archives Association of Ontario.

Virtual Museum of Canada
Virtual Museum of Canada
Discover history, art, science, nature and more through virtual exhibits from Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.
WWI Personnel Records
WWI Personnel Records

Search the Personnel Records of the First World War using name and/or regimental number. A Library and Archives Canada initiative.

Wyandot Nation of Kansas
Wyandot Nation of Kansas

The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is dedicated to the preservation of Wyandot history and culture and the preservation, protection, restoration and maintenance of the Huron Indian Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.  The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is proud to be a member of the Wendat Confederacy. 

Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation
Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation

Images of Ontario. Browse the collection of over 4000 digitized images that span from the 1950s to the early 2000s and feature locations from all across Ontario. 

Ontario History
Ontario History

Back issues of Papers and Records from 1899 through 1915 are now in the public domain. These include over 2000 pages of rare documentary sources for the history of the province of Ontario. Ontario History from Spring 2005 onwards is also available, except the most recent 12 months. Ontario History was originally called Papers and Records until 1946.