North Lanark
Regional Museum
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Family Tree cM & Segments

The North Lanark Historical Society will host its eighth genealogy workshop on the following dates:

Monday, April 19th
Tuesday, April 20th
Thursday, April 22nd

For more information and to learn how to register, click here!


Reference Library Collection

Reference Library Collection 2014 (400x360)

The North Lanark Historical Society and North Lanark Regional Museum are dedicated to making local history more accessible. Our Reference Library Collection contains local genealogies, local history books, cemetery books and historical reference material. In order to facilitate research visits and research requests we have created an inventory of the Reference Library Collection.

Here are a few of the families that we have information on:

Bellamy, Blair, Brown, Burchill, Burke, Buzzell, Byron, Caldwell, Cannon, Caswell, Clint, Cochran, Corford, Coulter, Cram, Dack, Duff, Dunlop, Eades, Gemmill, Gillan, Hobbs, Humphries, Johnstone, Lang, Leckie, Lowe, Mackay, Mattice, McArthur, McDonald, McGuire, McIlraith, McIntyre, McKay, McLean, McMasters, McNeely, McNicol, Metcalf, Milnes, Moffatt, Moore, Moorhouse, Morphy, Needham, Nettleton, Pattie, Paul, Philip, Rattray, Reid, Rintoul, Robertson, Scott, Shipman, Smith, Snedden, Steel, Stewart, Tennant, Thompson, Toshack, Wilson, Yuill.

In addition to this we have various published books on the settlement and history of communities in Lanark County and the surrounding area. We also have transcriptions of some early births, baptisms, marriages and deaths from local churches and newspapers as well as local cemetery records. Other Archival and Research material includes a large photo collection and original copies of the Almonte newspapers, for those studying regional history and genealogy.

Our Reference Library Collection inventory is available in two versions.

Reference Collection Inventory Dec 18, 2014
Reference Collection Inventory (shortened)

The North Lanark Regional Museum is happy to respond to research requests and set up research visits. To ensure the proper preparations are done, please call the museum ahead of time at 613-257-8503 to schedule an appointment. You may also email the museum at

The following information is required:

Books for Sale

The North Lanark Historical Society is happy to work with local authors and historians to promote local history, and make that information accessible to the community! Many of the books can be purchased in-person at the North Lanark Regional Museum, or shipped for an additional shipping cost.

Check out the list of our books for sale at the link here!