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Toronto City Directory cover - 1878
1878 city directory

Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.

The Local History & Genealogy Collection on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library offers resources such as city directories; birth, marriage, death, immigration and military records; genealogical indexes and much more.

Most of the items are not available to take home, so you will need to come to the library to use them.