Ancestry is available again at the Portage Library!

Discover your family history by exploring this massive genealogy archive.
As the largest genealogy company in the world, Ancestry operates a network of genealogical, historical records,
and related genetic genealogy websites. Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered
by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

The Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada, and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec. Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from German censuses, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories, and more; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more. Come discover your roots at the library!

Please note that Ancestry is only available in the library due to their licensing agreement.

Canadiana is a membership alliance dedicated to building Canada’s digital preservation infrastructure and providing the broadest possible access to Canadian documentary heritage. Through, a Canada-wide network of public and research libraries are sharing tools and capacity, leading innovative open-source initiatives, and planning the future of digital preservation in Canada. To visit Canadiana click here.

National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials (NICMM)

Canadians have long served their country by participating in numerous wars and conflicts. Over the years, individual citizens, veterans organizations and service clubs have raised thousands of memorials across the country to honour those sailors, soldiers, airmen and women who made great sacrifices towards the restoration of world peace and served their country so well. To view this resource, click here.