Community or local histories often include information on the settlement and development of the community and material of interest to genealogists such as:
Research at Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada holds approximately 20,000 published histories which are available through inter-institutional loan.
Search for local histories in AMICUS, using authors, titles or subject terms such as:
You may also wish to consult one of the Bibliographies of Local Histories.
Some local histories have been digitized and can be searched on the Our Roots [www.ourroots.ca/] and Our Future, Our Past, The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project [http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/futurepast/default.htm] Web sites.