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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 original and secondary source materials on the city of London and the county of Middlesex 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

We provide online access to images and indexes from the local history collection in the Ivey Family London Room Digital Collections.  This is an ongoing project and new resources are always being uploaded. 

Click HERE for Local history and genealogy research service


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
Recommended Genealogy Resource

Ancestry® Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

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