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.
Local History Collection
Like probate records, church records often provide some of the earliest genealogical information available through baptismal records, marriage records, church membership information, and death records. The Niagara Falls Public Library has a number of materials which will help you in your search.