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London Room - Local History & Genealogy Research

About the London Room

The Ivey Family London Room is a research facility for genealogy and local history located at the Central Library. It contains a wealth of secondary source materials on the city of London and the counties of Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk and Oxford as well as original materials on the city of London and Middlesex County, such as:

  • books
  • diaries & manuscripts
  • minutes
  • maps
  • photographs and other memorabilia
  • selected municipal documents

The London Room collection does not circulate. Take a look at recommended local resources.

The London Room is open when the Central Library is open. Central Library Hours & Location Information
Genealogy

For those conducting family history research, the Central Library has a vast array of genealogy resources.

Circulating books are located in the History area and a large number of reference materials are located in The London Room.

Collection emphasis is southwestern Ontario and includes:

  • census
  • cemetery transcriptions
  • vital statistics indexes
  • birth/marriage/death records
  • passenger lists
  • family histories
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