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Local History Resources

The Local History Collection, housed in the Oakville Room at the Central Branch, is a growing collection of research materials unique to the history of Oakville and it's people. It consists of print, microfilm, historical newspapers, maps and online resources documenting the history and development of our community. Access to the collection is during regular library hours. Identification such as an Oakville Public Library card may be required to access some reference items.

On The History Of The Town Of Oakville

Suggested Reading

Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage

Local History

Books to help research local and family histories.

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Any Known Blood

Black History

Black Canadian History including the Underground Railway.

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Going to Town

House Histories

Architecture, conservation and histories of heritage buildings.

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Names In Local History

What's In A Name?

Surnames, heraldry and names in family history.

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World Wars: Photo Histories

World Wars: Photo Histories

Histories of World Wars I and II as told through photographs.

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Veteran Stories

Veteran Stories

Personal narratives and recollections of war veterans.

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Whether you're looking for general information, or something specific, we're here to help.

Have a local history question or want to book an appointment with our Local Collections Librarian? Call 905-815-2042, ext. 5037.