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About the Local History Collection

The Library owns an ever-growing historical and genealogical collection of the City, the Niagara River and Falls, and the Niagara Peninsula. The wide variety of rare material in these collections - including guidebooks, atlases, local histories, magazines, maps, photographs, art reproductions, newspapers, clippings, government reports and City Council minutes - are used extensively by staff and the public. 

These materials can be viewed at the Victoria Avenue library. Due to the rarity and nature of these materials they are not available for loan and cannot be borrowed through the InterLibrary Loan system.

Family Histories

Garner family photo

These published family histories are available at the Victoria Avenue Library:

Bastedo Gedney McMicking Springer*
Bastiaensen Goodwillie Marr Stanton
Baumann Green Marsalis Street*
Baxter Grimes Marshall Strickler
Beal Habermehl Merritt* Swasey*
Beamer Haggan Metler Sykes
Bessey Hansel Mewburn* Thompson
Boughner Harapiak Misener Thomson
Bowman Harley Montague Vosturgh
Bradshaw Hatch Moore Wardell
Brant* Haw Morden Warner*
Bruder Henderson Nelles Weaver
Buchner Higgins Nevills Welstead
Butler* Hill Oleksuik Williams
Campbell* Hixon Ort Willick
Carr Hixson Ouderkerk Winger
Carruthers House Peach Winthrop
Chambers Howel Pequegnat Wismer
Clench Hutton Pickard Woodruff
Climo Ingersoll* Pinhey Wooley
Cook Jansen Robinson Woolley
Corwin Johnson Ryerse Wrights
Cowan Junkin Sauer Wronberg
Crane Kalar* Schaup Yeager
Crooks Kamfoly Secor  
Crozier Kincaid Secord*  
Crysler Knott Servos  
Damore Lampman Shaver  
Darby-Hill Latshaw Sherk  
Deforest Lowe Sider  
DeWitt Lundy Sicard  
Dignam McCredie Singer  
Durdan Macdonald* Skinner  
Durham McGill Slough  
Fletcher Macklem Smith  
Fretz Macklem* Sommerville  
Fulsom Maclean Sparks  
Garner McMahon Spencer  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* see: LHC 929.37133 Reive, W.G. Historical and Genealogical notes.