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For those whose ancestors settled in the Quinte area, the Quinte West Public Library offers genealogical resources and services to help complete the picture of the family.

 Original Records
 
  • Census Records: These records on microfilm include all census records up to 1901 for the counties of Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward. Individuals may search and make copies using our microfilm reader/printer. Some of these records have been indexed and are available in print form.
  • Cemetery Records: Many of the records of local cemeteries have been transcribed and are available in print. The Northumberland County Cemetery Database (CemSearch) is also available. Here is the link for CemSearch: https://cemsearch.ca/
  • Newspaper Records: We have a great collection of newspaper records for Trenton and surrounding area. Microfilm copies of the newspapers are available dating from 1867 to the present with some omissions. Best of all, these newspapers are indexed for births, deaths and marriages.
 Other Materials
 
  • How to begin your family history research
  • How to research in Canada and overseas
  • Histories of individual families
  • Specialized information such as immigrant lists, naturalization records, militia records and marriage records.
  • We also can help you borrow items from the National and Provincial Archives.
 Staff Can Help
 

Staff familiar with family history can help you direct your search using Quinte West Library resources and referral to other individuals or institutions. 

For more information, please contact Krista  at (613) 394-3381 ext. 3325 or email kristar@quintewest.ca

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Trenton Main Branch
7 Creswell Drive
Trenton, ON
K8V 6X5
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Tel.: (613) 394-3381
Fax: (613) 394-2079



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