Genealogy Groups

  • Ontario Genealogical Society – Kawartha Branch
    The Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society houses their collection at the Delafosse Branch of the Peterborough Public Library. They are open Tuesdays 2:30-7:30; Thursdays 2:30-7:30; and Saturdays 10:00-3:00 (all by appointment only). For appointments contact: Alvina Seawright or June James
  • Kawartha Ancestral Research Association
    KARA specializes in family history and local area historical information for the counties of Peterborough, Haliburton, Northumberland and the City of Kawartha Lakes (formerly Victoria County). The KARA Research Centre Library houses a growing collection of resources for family history research.
  • Trent Valley Archives
    The Trent Valley Archives holds a collection relating to local history, family research, genealogy and archives. Notable holdings include Peterborough County land records, 1867-1950; parish records for the Peterborough Diocese and St. John’s Anglican (Peterborough); Peterborough Examiner Archives (1847-2008), and fire insurance maps for Peterborough for 1882, 1889, 1911, 1915, 1929.
  • Peterborough Historical Society
    The Peterborough Historical Society has a paid membership that holds public meetings featuring guest speakers presenting interesting historical topics on the third Tuesday of eight months of the year. The Society owns and operates Hutchison House, a living history museum that provides educational tours and events about the mid 1800s period.