Genealogical resources in the library


Embrun St-Jacques Parish records (births, marriages, deaths) are available on microfilm for consultation only on the library’s microfilm reader. An electronic database of these records, developed by local historian, Jean-Pierre Proulx, can be accessed at one of the public computers at the Embrun Branch Library.


Search the catalogue to find books about the history/genealogy of Russell, Embrun, Marionville or Limoges.

Besides these resources, both branches of the Library also have a small reference collection of genealogical resources available for consultation only.

Russell Branch Library Collection

Embrun Branch Library Collection


Well-known online genealogical database. Provides access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals. Includes census records, civil registries & documentation from Canada, the USA, Great-Britain as well as many other world countries.

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Genealogical resources of the Réseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien sur la généalogie on French-Canadian genealogy and history. FREE access at the Embrun Branch Library.

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  • CanadaGenWeb Project: the Gateway to free Canadian Genealogy. This portal lists genealogical resources available on the Web by province and territory.
  • This is the LDS website, the best source of genealogical information on the Internet. It also has all the listings of books in the LDS library in Utah. Most of these sources can be ordered on microfilm through your local LDS Family Centre. The Canadian 1881 Census is listed on this site.
  • Genealogy and Canadian Family (Library and Archives Canada) : A great place to research your family history: Canadian Census material, military information, post office information, photographs.
  • Archives of Ontario: Discover your family history – offers a wealth of information to trace your roots including access to Ontario Vital Statistics microfilmed records. Many of the microfilm listings can be borrowed through your public library.
  • McGill Digital Library: an excellent source of county atlases from the 19th century. You can often locate an ancestor here by lot and concession if you know what township and county they were located in.
  • Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid: The Ontario Cemetery Finding aid with millions of Ontario burials. Not all Ontario burials are listed here though so be aware.
  • Ontario GenWEB: This site has the listings for the genweb sites for Ontario counties as well as links to other interesting information including the Ontario Genweb census page which is updated frequently with lists of transcribed Ontario county census information.
  • GenForum: An excellent source for individual surnames. You can also post to your own surname board if you wish and get emails of other researchers.
  • Automated Genealogy: Transcriptions of the 1851, 1901, 1911 and 1916 Census of Canada of Canada.
  • Cyndi’s List: Cyndi’s list is one of the biggest sources of genealogical information (general and specific) on the Internet. She updates it often. This is the Ontario page but there are pages for other Canadian provinces and places.
  • Ontario Genealogical Society: The Ontario Genealogical Society’s web page with links to other provincial genealogical societies.
  • Bytown or Bust: Bytown or Bust – a good source of information on Ottawa area settlers.
  • Olive Tree Genealogy: Lots of free databases, ship passenger lists and other information on Canadian genealogy.
  • This website is a good starting point for genealogical research of Scotland, England and Ireland.
  • Genealogy in Time Magazine


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