Reading & Research


Ancestry Library Edition: Start searching billions of records — including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records — and discover your family’s story! Available for In-Library use only.

Britannica Public Library Edition

Britannica Public Library Edition: This online encyclopedia has three different access levels (kids, teens, general) to create a smooth research experience. Get detailed information to tackle vehicle maintenance & repairs. Thousands of year/make/model combinations!


Mango LanguagesMango Languages: Explore over 70 languages with courses that cover realistic conversation skills. Learn English, Spanish, Chinese, and more (even Pirate)!

Novelist Plus: The secret to finding your next favourite book! This comprehensive website of reading recommendations that includes reviews, articles, lists, and more. Also available in French.

Novelist K-8 Plus: Specifically designed to help kids find titles that are just right for their reading level and interests. Includes tools for parents and teachers too! Also available in French.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center: User-friendly (yet detailed) repair guides for all manner of small engines, including disassembly & routine maintenance. Use your 8-digit library membership card number to login. If you have a 4-digit number, just add four zeros in front (e.g. 1234 becomes 00001234).


Agnes Macphail Website: Discover the Grey County roots of Canada’s first female Member of Parliament.

Agnes Macphail Digitization Project: Browse unique local artifacts, photos, and images.

Local Newspapers: View the complete pages of the Flesherton Advance & the Markdale Standard online. Search for Births, Deaths, Marriages, articles & headlines.

Split Rail Country Photo Collection: These images have been made public as part of the Split Rail Country: History of Artemesia collection, and are additional to those printed in the Split Rail Country Vol. II history book.

Split Rail Country: A History of Artemesia Township – Digital edition of the local history book about the setting and settlers of Artemesia Township, Grey County, Ontario. Note: currently unavailable due to content migration at University of Calgary Libraries & Cultural Resources.

South Grey Museum: Local museum in Flesherton that hosts a community history collection representing the settlement and development of Southern Grey County.

Heritage Grey Highlands: Learn about local heritage sites, architecture, and preservation initiatives in Grey Highlands.


Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid – This database will enable you to search surnames, cemetery names, and the location of over 3 million interments from several thousand cemeteries across Ontario.

The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project – County Atlases have been digitized by McGill University, allowing you to search maps and people. The Grey County map was printed in 1880.

Ontario Genealogical Society – Learn more about genealogy through the society’s website.