Research Help

Quinte Research Library

Quinte Branch maintains a large and growing genealogy library for research by members and non-members in the Quinte Genealogy Centre operated by the branch. The library holdings include hundreds of genealogies and family histories in addition to published books, CDs and microfilm for the Quinte area, other parts of Ontario and Canada, the United States, Great Britain & Ireland and Australia and Tasmania. Computerized Finding Aids including the searchable online “FIND-IT” Names Index and in-house CemSearch databases are available to help you quickly identify your ancestors and family members in the library holdings. New resources are added regularly, and donations are most welcome and acknowledged.

The Branch Library is located at:

Quinte Genealogy Centre
Quinte West Public Library
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton, Ontario, Canada K8V 6X5

Phone: (613) 394-3381 Ext. 3328 

HOURS
Monday-Wednesday 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday & Friday 9.30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Our library is operated by a team of experienced volunteer genealogy experts. Research can be carried out on-site during the library opening hours or through correspondence or e-mail (see Research Help). Research volunteers may not be on duty at all times, their hours can be confirmed by telephone. Branch material is for reference use only and does not circulate. Remote searches for “individuals of interest” are easy using the Quinte Branch FIND-IT search tool to locate relevant original sources in the Reference Library.

Please note that the Quinte Branch has changed its research policy.  We are no longer charging for our research, but we are now relying on your donation funds to sustain our research library. if you think the research findings the Quinte Branch has sent you contributed to your research, please consider a donation to the Quinte Branch: please see the link following. This OGS donation site It will offer “QUINTE” as the receiver of your donation – you can also note that the donation is for research giving the subject of your request.

Donations – Branches or SIGs – Ontario Ancestors (ogs.on.ca)

In the past, the average cost of research requests has been about $20.00.  Some folks give more and some give less, anything you can give would be most appreciated. Please also note, that any donations of $25.00 or more will generate a direct tax receipt to you from OGS.

Quinte Branch volunteers assist visitors on-site and carry out research by correspondenceExperienced genealogy volunteers carry out research by correspondence….

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State-of-the-art readers State-of-the-art readers will e-mail images from microfilm as well as print.

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