Genealogy & Ancestry


The Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library has a wealth of resources for the genealogist. There are numerous titles in the general collection.

Ancestry, the Library Edition, is available in library, only. is a source for census, birth, marriage, and death records. For more information contact the staff at the Information Desk 905-642-7323, Ext. 5230

Print Material of Interest to Researchers

Local and Community Histories — professionally- and self-published

Family and Church Histories — histories and directories prepared by local families and religious institutions

Cemetery Records — transcriptions of old Whitchurch Township and Stouffville Village cemeteries

Census Returns — 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 Canadian Census for Whitchurch and Stouffville, Marriage registers, as well as Census and birth records on microfilm

Institutional Histories — Stouffville Womens’ Study Club and Womens’ Institute meeting books, Music Mania collection, local club and school yearbooks, local business information

Maps — 1878 Atlas of York County, 1877 Atlas of Ontario County, Map of Whitchurch, York County

Municipal Records — Early Stouffville Village and Whitchurch Township records on microfilm

Newspapers — Index to Obituaries from the Stouffville Tribune, 1888-1939, local newspapers on microfilm; also see Stouffville Sun-Tribune (digitized)

Scrapbooks and Photo Albums — Library history, including examples of historic library and acquisition books

Built Heritage Inventory — Register of local historic homes

Local Authors — Early editions of works by local authors, back issues of local magazines

Genealogical Research Information — In addition to the titles in the general library collections, various reference material is available to aid genealogists in their research

Stouffville Village Walking Tours

These tours were prepared and provided by the former Whitchurch-Stouffville Historical Society. Pick up your copy in the library, or use these (click the title links for full versions; print off to 11″x17″):

Websites of Interest to Researchers