Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Great Local Resource

The Brant County Public Library has a great website for genealogy research. They list local resources, Canadian resources, maps, land records and a wealth of websites to get you started or keep you going in your research. The page is a bit tricky to find. From the main page at: http://www.brant.library.on.ca/ move across the top bar and click on "Adult". Once that page loads, scroll down the list on the left side of the screen and you will find "genealogy" Once you click here, you will be taken to the resources listed above.

Of particular note is the new Digital Historical Collection: 
www.images.ourontario.ca/brant Here you will find digital collections pertaining to local history. While all of this is interesting to those searching in Brant County (Burford, Oakland, Paris, Glen Morris, Scotland, St George), most intriguing to me is the link called: Record Your Personal History. I am a huge enthusiast for preserving family history, not just in a family tree program on a computer, but also in a readable, form such as a book or website. This amazing little gem on the Brant Library website allows you to do just that. You are able to record your own history, your knowledge on a famous or well known person from Brant County, your memories about growing up, living in or visiting Brant, local places of interest, or a family history (yours or someone else from Brant.) Please take the opportunity to visit this website and play around with the page. You may have lots to offer to this site so that others can learn about our amazing part of Canada.

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