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The Township of Athens Public Library has a local history collection, in hard copy and on cd's, thanks to the Athens Job Creation Team and the Athens and Area Historical Society. This collection includes deaths, marriages, census and Women's Institute Minute Books, Tweedsmuir history books, scrapbooks donated by Lois Schroeder-Stanford and books by Edna B. Chant. The Library also has the Athens Reporter on Microfilm dating from 1884 to 1971.

More Local History & Genealogy Resources

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, North America, Europe, Australia, and more. You must be inside the library to access this database.

  • Ireland Roots
    If you are looking for your Irish Roots you have come to the right place. Visit the free Irish Roots message board.
  • Canadian County Atlas Digital Project
    Searchable database of the property owners names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases.
  • Ontario Family Search
    This site gives helpful tips on how to research the events of birth, marriage, or death of ancestors in Ontario.
  • Library and Archives Canada
    Canada's national collection of books, historical documents, government records, photos, films, maps, music, and more.
  • Family Search
    The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. Search for ancestors, share information, family history library, family history centers.
  • Paper of Record
    Global pioneer of searchable newspaper image documents presented in their original published form.
  • Ontario Genealogical Society
    Promotes genealogical research, sets standards for genealogical excellence by encouragement and instruction in effective research methods, makes available to those whose ancestors are from Ontario, the knowledge, diversity and comprehensiveness of the genealogical resources in Ontario and shares expertise in other geographic areas.


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