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Genealogical Research – Searching your family tree
If you have roots in the Port Hope area and are interested in researching your family tree, have a look at the website created and updated by Library volunteers. It includes a comprehensive record of the genealogy resources held at Port Hope Public Library and is an excellent place to begin your research.

On that website you will find:

  • Listings of census records
  • Birth, deaths, and marriages indices for local newspapers
  • Transcription of The Book of Remembrance, listing local men who lost their lives in World War I


Online genealogy resources



It has never been easier to find your ancestors. The millions of family history records, search tools and resources available at have made family history research fun and exciting for millions of people. You have free access to on public workstations at your public Library. 


Genealogical research assistance is available onsite Monday mornings or by appointment  at the Mary J. Benson Branch.   Please phone 905.885.4712 or email to make an appointment.