Local History & Genealogy

Digital Archive

Research local history and genealogy in the City of Pickering, former Township of Pickering, and beyond. Explore over 20,000 digitized newspapers, books, photos, maps, and more from the collection.

Looking for more assistance? Contact the local history department at localhistory@pickeringlibrary.ca or call 905.831.6265 ext. 6240.

Microfilm & Microfiche

Use the Microfilm Scanner to preserve, convert, and read microfiche and microfilm rolls. Browse items in the Pickering Local History Collection, personal microfilm, or  materials loaned through other libraries and archives. This machine is compatible with 16mm Roll Film, 35 mm Roll Film, Aperture Cards, Colour Slides, Negative Fiche, and Positive Fiche. The Microfilm Scanner is located beside the Local History display on the second floor at the Central library.

Microfilm Scanner Printable Instructions


Genealogy Drop-In

Jul 8th | 10:30am - 12:30pm
Central Library, Makerspace
Calling all genealogists, experienced and new to a regular genealogy drop-in program to work on genealogy projects with staff support.
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