Genealogy Interest Group
The genealogy interest group will no longer be holding regular meetings, but anyone interested in pursuing genealogy and needing support or anyone interested in joining a regular meeting should contact the library where their information can be passed along to the proper sources.
The Vermilion Public Library has many great resources for the genealogy enthusiast:
- Finding Anyone Anywhere Anywhen
- In Search of your British and Irish Roots - a complete guide to tracing your English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Ancestors.
- Searching for your Ancestors - the how and why of Genealogy
- Links to your Canadian Past - Tome 3 Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories
- Genealogical Research Directory - National and International
- Preserving Your Family Photographs - organize, present and restore precious family photos.
- Your Guide to Cemetery Research
- Organizing and Preserving Your Heirloom Documents
- Your Heritage to Discover, To Share - an indepth study of genealogy (Video)
- A Preservation Guide - saving the past and the present for the future
- Family Tree Magazine
- More Brickwall Solutions To Genealogy Problems
- 500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems
- Dating Old Photographs: 1840-1929
- More Dating Old Photographs: 1840-1929
- Numerous local history collections
- A binder of tips that the Genealogy Interest Group is developing. There are many methods of information gathering in this binder.
- Online databases (accessible with a valid library card), including:
1) HeritageQuest Online, designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past. With over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections, tap in to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country
2) Ancestry Library, which has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as extensive record collections from Canada and other areas (please note that this database is only available in the library)
3) Peel's Prairie Provinces, a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of the history and culture of the Canadian Prairies. The site contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies and a fully searchable collection of the full texts of many of these items.
- The Vermilion Standard(our local newspaper) beginning in 1906 and running to present
- The Vermilion Signal (the Standard’s predecessor) March 1, 1906-February 27, 1908)
- The Link 1918-1919 & the Mannville Empire January 1923 (other local papers)
Did you know that genealogy is North America’s fastest growing hobby? Put simply, genealogy is “the study and tracing of family pedigrees”.