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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.

Marriage Records

Most marriage records will contain information that includes the name of the groom, name of the bride, location of the marriage and date. These are invaluable tools for any genealogist looking for an elusive ancestor. The library has indexed most editions of the Niagara Falls Review. 

Review, Daily Record, Evening Review and the Niagara Falls Review

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Births, deaths & marriages

The library has indexed many years of birth, death and marriage notices from the Niagara Falls Review.