Our Branch

Our Resource Centre

Members have access to our wifi, computers and a large catalogued collection of hardcopy materials.  Our collection includes Brantford City Directories, Family Histories, Tweedsmuir Histories, UEL books, Six Nations and Indigenous topics, school yearbooks, materials covering surrounding counties: Niagara, Oxford, Norfolk, Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Waterloo, Wellington, and genealogical reference books.

Brant County Branch, Ontario Ancestors 118 Powerline Road, Smokey Hollow Estates Brantford, ON N3T 5L8

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Reference books Before planning your research trip, you may wish to check our On-line Name Index Database which contains 800,000+ entries of much of the collection, including local history books, church registers, cemetery transcriptions, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, including births and obituaries since the 1960s and marriages and family announcements since 1990s, baptisms, Flashbacks and regular columns by local historians.

Preserving Our History 

Our objective is to promote the collection and preservation of historical data and records of interest primarily focusing on Brantford, Brant County and surrounding areas. The late Opal Howey was a lifelong dedicated genealogist who left us a large part of her collection composed of reference books, notes and letters on Family History and valuable archival land records and wills that she collected. Publications, maps, books and other materials are available in a variety of formats to suit your needs.
  • Paper and CD format can be purchased at our Resource Centre
  • Downloadable content can be purchased from our website e-store.
We accept PayPal and credit cards.  Check our website for more information.

Our volunteers are always on hand to assist you with locating materials and providing advice and support

Our Website and Facebook Page

Brant County Branch provides the latest information on its website and Facebook page. Our website provides access to
  • On-line Name Index Database,
  • e-store
  • information on our branch activities,
  • links to other genealogy

We are a non-profit organization So! Come and Explore Genealogy !!