Trafalgar Township Historical Society

“Recognizing, documenting, educating and celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of North Oakville,Trafalgar Township”

References

We have used a number of references to assist us in our research. This is an ongoing effort, and as new sources are used, we will post them here.

  • ·  1806 Wilmots Survey
  • ·  1851 Halton Census
  • ·  1858 Tremaines map of the County of Halton
  • ·  1871 Halton census
  • ·  A Encyclopaedia of Canadian Biography. By George Maclean Rose 1829-1898 pub 1886
  • ·  A History and Atlas of the County of Halton By Benson S. Case
  • ·  Canadian Genealogy Index 1600-1900
  • ·  Childhood Memories of The Farm At Snider’s Corners by Jessie (Forster) McAdam as told to her son Ray McAdam.
  • ·  Early Trafalgar Twp microfilm records (land records, education)
  • ·  God Is In The Attic by Herbert C. Merry 1979
  • ·  Halton’s online Historical & Newspaper database
  • ·  Halton’s Pages of the Past
  • ·  Halton Sketches by John McDonald
  • ·  Illustrated Historical Atlas of Halton County 1877
  • ·  Indian Treaties and Surrender from 1680-1890 by B. Chamberlin, pub. 1891
  • ·  Morrey’s Business Directory
  • ·  Munn’s Cemetery Records
  • ·  National Archives
  • ·  Oakville and the Sixteen by Hazel C. Mathews
  • ·  Oakville A Small Town by Francis Robin Ahern 1981
  • ·  Oakville Historical Society Collection
  • ·  Old Oakville by David & Suzanne Peacock 1979
  • ·  Ontario Archives
  • ·  Original Trafalgar Twp Bylaw books 1851 and 1852
  • ·  Pioneer Inns & Taverns by Edwin C. Guillet
  • ·  Place Names of Ontario by Florence Ellen Carter 1984
  • ·  Sketches of Oakville A Small Town by Frances Robin Ahern
  • ·  Sketches of Old T.O by Frank Walker
  • ·  Statistical Account of Upper Canada: Compiled with a view to a grand system of emigration. By Robert Gourlay 1778-1863 pub 1822
  • ·  The Governor’s Road by Byers and Margaret McBurney
  • ·  The Medical Profession in Upper Canada 1783-`850 by William Canniff 1830-1910 pub. 1894
  • ·  The Ontario Register 1780- 1870’s

Open Archives

We host our Open House at the heritage Palermo School House. Check the calendar below for the next scheduled day.

Meet our archivist, search our archives, research township family history or just come to reminisce. You’ll never know who will show up with a fascinating new piece of local history.

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.
3:30 pm Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Sep 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Sep
28
Sat
10:00 am Family Heritage Fair @ Palermo School House
Family Heritage Fair @ Palermo School House
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trafalgar Township Historical Society-Family Heritage Fair is part of Doors Open Oakville. Join us to celebrate area history. Special guests and exhibits. Featured is the one-room schoolhouse. Share your documents,[...]
Oct
18
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.
Oct
26
Sat
10:00 am 3rd Annual Oakville Family Histo... @ Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
3rd Annual Oakville Family Histo... @ Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
October is Family History Month, and Oakville Public Library’s Family History Fair returns on October 26! Drop in to visit with historical and genealogical groups, family history vendors, or attend[...]
Nov
15
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce.
3:30 pm Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Board Meeting @ Palermo School House
Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm