Digitization Project Launched at South Mountain Branch

Media Release

South Mountain Local History Digitization Project
March 6, 2017

The South Mountain Branch of the SD&G County Library and the Friends of the South Mountain Library Resource Centre welcomed over 50 visitors to their open house on Thursday, March 2. The open house was planned to showcase the Friends’ latest project, the digitization of Mountain Township history documents.

The launch party was an opportunity for community members to come and see the historical documents that were preserved, as well as learn how to access the digital copies and other genealogical resources available through the Library.

The initiative to digitize a part of the local history collection, undertaken by the Friends group, was done to preserve the history and make it accessible for more people to enjoy. Thursday’s event was a culmination of a couple of years of hard work and dedication by the group.

The project digitized 1,200 pages of history and the database is available online through Canadiana, a non-profit organization set up to help preserve Canada’s history. To access the collection, visit http://pub.canadiana.ca and use the search term “South Mountain”, or visit the South Mountain Branch of the County Library, located at 10543 Main St. Staff at the branch would be happy to show you how to start your search.

For more information about the digitization project in South Mountain, contact staff at the South Mountain Branch at southmountainlib@sdglibrary.ca or (613) 989-2199.

The SD&G County Library offers access to a number of resources related to genealogy and local history, including free access to Ancestry.ca for Library members. For more information about our resources, visit one of our branches, go online at www.sdglibrary.ca or call (613) 936-8777.