Local History

History Text BookMadoc Public Library hosts a sizable local history collection.  Housed in the Archive Room, this collection contains a variety of research material for those tracing their roots. Family histories have been generously donated to the library, and local cemetery records, information about early settlers, homes, schools and businesses, history books are available. Ancestry can be used in-library, on Patron PCs or a personal laptop connected to the Library Wi-Fi.

A large collection of birth, death and marriage records are on hand, and a microfilm/fiche collection of old newspapers can be viewed on-screen, printed, emailed, or saved to a USB stick. If an extended period of time is required for research, please call or email to reserve the machine.

Ancestry Library Edition




Online  Local History Resources

Our Ontario – Madoc 

Madoc and Local Area History 

Madoc Township Pioneers

O’Hara Mill Homestead and Conservation Area

Founding of Madoc Historical Plaque

Eldorado Ghost Town

Ontario’s First Gold Mine

Hastings County Historical Society

Local Roots. Global Access.