Many public libraries are realizing the value to their community of digitizing and making freely available some of their hard to come by genealogy and history related works that give a glimpse into the past of their area. The Chatham-Kent Public Library in Kent County, Ontario, Canada is one of those libraries. They have released over 150 resources all focused on exploring Chatham-Kent’s rich history. These resources include local directories (Wallaceburg and Chatham town directories), almanacs (Soutar Kent County almanacs), municipal documents (annual reports and municipal directories), and books by local authors.
All these resources can be found by visiting the CKPL Local History Digital Collection.