Local History

History Text Book

Madoc 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, and local history books are available. Ancestry can be used in-library on Patron PCs or a personal mobile device or 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

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County – Main Website

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County Newspapers  (includes historical Madoc newspapers)

Archive Information Request Form

Looking for local history information? Fill in the form below, and we will do our best to help you track it down.

Please be patient as these requests can take time to fill. Check your spam folder for responses. Confirmation of receipt is appreciated.

Please be as specific as possible (family names, dates, etc.).

Local Roots. Global Access.