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Holds Processing and Delivery Delays
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Ontario Genealogical Society - Hamilton Branch - Library Collection
The Hamilton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has deposited their research library collection in Local History & Archives. If you have any questions about this collection, please contact LH&A.
The collection includes books and genealogical resources from the following geographic and subject areas:
Wentworth County: General, Ancaster, Barton, Beverly, Binbrook, East Flamborough, Glanford, Hamilton, Saltfleet, West Flamborough
Ontario: General, Brant, Bruce, Carleton, Cochrane, Dufferin, Dundas, Durham, Elgin, Essex, Frontenac, Glengarry, Grenville, Grey, Haldimand, Halton, Hastings, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Lanark, Leeds, Lennox, Lincoln, Middlesex, Muskoka, Norfolk, Northumberland, Ontario, Oxford, Peel, Perth, Peterborough, Prescott, Prince Edward, Renfrew, Russell, Simcoe, Stormont, Thunder Bay, Victoria, Waterloo, Welland, Wellington, [see separate section for Wentworth], York
Canada: General, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, [see separate section for Ontario], Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
British Isles: General, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
United States: General and some specific resources by state
Miscellaneous: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands
Family Histories: Alphabetically by family name
Research: Guides and How-To books