Local History


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.

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.


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.


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

Ontario Genealogical SocietyLearn more about genealogy through the society’s website.