New additions to our collections will appear here . Come back often to see what’s new, or get a taste of what’s available in our bookcases.

“The pursuit of family history and origins tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling” Ronald Bishop, “In the Grand Scheme of Things: An Exploration of the Meaning of Genealogical Research,” Journal Of Popular Culture 2008 41(3): 393–412.


  • The Metcalfe Family of Ramsay Township Lanark County Ontario: Descendants of James Metcalfe and his wife Ann Kirb who emigrated from East Yorkshire England in 1820 from Debbie Halpenny



  • 2 cd videos titled Almonte’s Interwoven Past and Almonte: Transitions productions by Robert T. Newton and Sharon D. Newton
  • The History of the John Mitchell Clan of Bathurst, Lanark County from Marge Mitchell
  • William Mitchell, the Balderson and Fitzroy Habour Cheesemaker includes artifacts from Marge Mitchell
  • The John Lee family in Canada(1813) from Marge Mitchell
  • Genealogy of John Norman Moors of Beckwith Township from John Moors
  • Rambles from Richard’s Stone Castle from Noreen Tyers
  • Almonte, Spirit of Place by John McQuarrie
  • The McNeely Family (Part 2) of Beckwith Township from John Amour
  • Autobiography of Marilyn Snedden (handwritten) as provided to Jayne Munro-Ouimet
  • Over the Rock of Bathurst; A Genealogical Portrait of the Echlin Family from Linda Middleton
  • Some Memories of Snow Road from Noreen Tyers


  • Margaret Miller fonds:  Artifacts, photos, newspaper clippings, and all of Margaret’s research conducted over 35 years on the Family of Daniel Pretty and Margaret Wark
  • Publication: A two-volume set titled Irish in Canda. Donor the Rava family of Carleton Place
  • Heritage wedding dresses (3) period in history 1920s and 1960s.
  • Seasons in the Wind- Tales of Lanark County


  • Publication: Descendants of Adolphus Lesway &Susan(Berry) Lesway; Family History and a few of the surnames found among the Pages: Lesway; Ford; Simmons; Henderson: Montgomery; Nicols; Montgomery; McRae and more. Donor James Henderson from Pakenham ON
  • Publication: Henderson Family Reunion on June 26, 1993.  Donor James Henderson from Pakenham ON
  • Holy Fairs and Pioneer Presbyterian Ministers in Lanark County.  Author Marianne Tripp Punshon, Australia


  • Lanark County Crampton Family Bible with limited family inscriptions,  plus Artifacts, antique quilt blocks, tatting, needlepoints and lace etc
  • Lanark County (Lanark Highlands) James Manarey & Isabella family photos
  • Book (Digitized) – Emigration to Canada Narrative of a Voyage to Quebec, a Journey from Thence to New Lanark in Upper Canada.  Author John McDonald Seventh Edition: Edinburgh 1825
  • Book (Digitized) History of Prospect. Author Wilda Porter (Beckwith Township Lanark County ON)


  •  “Family Chronicle Magazines covering the first edition Sept 1996 to present received from Norm Hooper
  • Walter Brown collection of Books (various titles)..cataloging underway
  • Historic Carleton Place, prepared by the Carleton Place Local Architectural Conversation Advisory Committee
  • Settlers’ Traditions, author Herbert Milnes 1980
  • From Little Towns-Millers of Lanark County
  • Kerfoot Family Bible which was donated for perpetuity to the Township of Beckwith as this bible is from one of the township earliest settlers families – “William Kerfoot” of the Prospect area.  Received from a Salvation Army Thrift Store in British Columbia
  • The Henry Shaw collection: 20 volume collection of Walter Scott novels (written 1814-1831) received from Nora Comeau a direct descendant
  • Various Lanark County Telephone Directories
  • Yarn Winder 1845 which was donated for perpetuity to the Middleville Museum as this yarn winder is from one of the Darling Township’s early settler families – “John Munro and Marian McKay” of the Munro Line. Received from Jayne Munro-Ouimet a direct descendant