E-Resources

LOCAL HISTORY

Local Newspapers: View the complete pages of the Flesherton Advance & the Markdale Standard online. Search for Births, Deaths, Marriages, articles & headlines (1882-1950).

Agnes MacPhail Website: Discover the Grey County roots of Canada’s first female Member of Parliament. Click here to browse the digital collection.

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. Also find out about various heritage outreach events such as talks and presentations.

Split Rail Country Photo Collection: These images are made public through the Split Rail Country: History of Artemesia collection, and are additional to those in Split Rail Country Vol. II.

GENERAL RESOURCES

Kanopy: Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and  much more. Library card holders get 10 movies a month once your account is set up. Kanopy Kids is unlimited!

Note: Use your 8-digit library card number to login. If you have a 4-digit number, add four zeros in front (e.g. 1234 becomes 00001234). 

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.

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

Britannica Public Library EditionBritannica Public Library Edition: This online encyclopedia has three access levels (Kids, Teens & General) for a smooth research experience.

Note: Use your 8-digit library card number to login. If you have a 4-digit number, add four zeros in front (e.g. 1234 becomes 00001234).

Khan Academy: Offers information, exercises and videos in a wide array of course subjects at various learning levels.

Feedbooks: Discover thousands of books in the public domain available for free download. Click here to review compatible devices.

Internet Archive: A digital library of websites and other cultural artifacts. Gives free access to the general public, including the print disabled.

GENEALOGY

Ancestry Library Edition: Search billions of records — including census, church, court, and immigration — and discover your family’s story!

Note: Available for In-Library use only.

Our Ontario: Access over 2.2 million items and collections from libraries, museums, historical societies and government ministries. View photographs, videos, oral histories and more.

Library and Archives Canada: Preserves and makes accessible the documentary heritage of Canada. Start here to search multiple databases for specific needs.

Family Search: The largest free genealogy organization in the world. It helps people connect through easy access to historical records.

Ontario Genealogical Society: Learn more about genealogy through the society’s website. Access various media resources and watch free webinars on the subject through the site’s archive.

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.

David Rumsey Map Collection: Focusing on North and South America, this site contains thousands of historical maps, atlases, globes, charts, and more.

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

Cyndi’s List: A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Includes Canadian resources.

COMPUTER & CAREER SKILLS

Tech Boomers: Teaches inexperienced Internet users basic computer skills and provides information on popular websites.

GCF Global: Rich and innovative online learning opportunities for improving various technology, literacy, and math skills.

Free Microsoft eBooks: The largest collection of Microsoft eBooks online, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and many more.

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS & LEGAL HELP

Statistics Canada: Provides access to key information on Canada’s economy, society and environment that any Canadian may require.

Justice Laws: A free online resource of all of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada, which is updated regularly.

CLEO: Your Legal Rights is a collection of legal information resources produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.

Ontario e-Laws: Provides access to official copies of Ontario’s statutes and regulation. Laws viewed on or downloaded from e-Laws are considered official copies of the law.

CanLII: Provides access to court judgements from all Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, federal courts and the courts in all of Canada’s provinces and territories.

MPAC: The largest assessment jurisdiction in North America, responsible for accurately assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario.