Online Exhibits & Resources  
 
Heritage & culture thrive at Museum and online

Visitgreyhighlands.ca is a municipal cultural website featuring local natural attractions, creative and cultural assets and promoting festivals and events. It also has information about our Cultural Roundtable.

Developed with funding through the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund through the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the site is open for submission from local people and businesses.

GREY HIGHLANDS CULTURAL WEBSITE

http://www.visitgreyhighlands.ca

Virtual exhibits online

We also have a couple of Virtual Exhibits online through the Canadian Heritage Information Network - a propgram of Heritage Canada. They are viewable through the Canadian Virtual Museum Site at:

ECHOES OF THE OLD DURHAM ROAD

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/virtual-exhibits/exhibit/echoes-of-the-old-durham-road/

ABANDONED PLACES & SPACES

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/virtual-exhibits/exhibit/abandoned-places-spaces/


 
Collections and Resources Online
 
For those who want more information on local history and who may wish to explore our heritage, we have some of our collection online - the local newspapers archived by the Grey Highlands Public Library and a Agnes Macphail exhibit, website and digital collection. Link to them below:
 
VIRTUAL COLLECTION - LOCAL HISTORY - FLESHERTON

http://vitacollections.ca/southgreymuseum/317/Exhibit

VIRTUAL COLLECTION - SCHOOL HOUSES OF GREY HIGHLANDS

http://vitacollections.ca/southgreymuseum/316/Exhibit/1

VIRTUAL COLLECTION - MILITARY ARTIFACT COLLECTION

http://vitacollections.ca/southgreymuseum/315/Exhibit

Genealogical Resources
South Grey Museum has a variety of genealogical resources at the museum, including a wide selection of clipping and images in our FAMILY FILES, a collection of hard copy CEMETERY RECORDS, hard copy and CD versions of CENSUS DATA (including marriage records) and compiled local HISTORY BOOKS and FAMILY BINDERS and HISTORIES composed by descendants. We are happy to assist in research for a donation (suggested $20 to start).

ANCESTRY.CA AT THE LIBRARY
For those who want to do their own searching, the Grey Highlands Public Library has Ancestry.ca on its computers with an access license for public use. The library has sites in Flesherton, Kimberley and Markdale. See more on the libraries services at:

 
ARCHIVES AT GREY ROOTS
The county museum - Grey Roots Museum & Archives - has an extensive collection of vital statistics records on microfiche, an archival library of regional history and Tweedsmuir Women's Institute books as well as many archives from local townships and municipalities.    
LOCAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The Bruce Grey branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (BGOGS) has many resources available and may also be able to match make people with others who have done or will do genealogical research for a fee. CD versions of census  and cemetery records are available for research at the South Grey Museum or for purchase through BGOGS. See more about them at:   
CEMETERY RECORDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Often people move around a lot, so where they settled may not be where they are at final rest. The CanadaGenWeb cemetery project is supported by volunteers who supply information and photos of cemeteries and headstones. See this fascinating project to find where your ancestors are at: 

http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/

GRAVEMARKER IMAGES ONLINE

For images of gravestones in our cemeteries see:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/ontario/swestont/grey/index.htm

 

 
LAND RECORDS AND EARLY MAPS
Many of the local history books in our research area list land records from Crown Grant - for full histories a visit to the archives or the Land Registry Office (locally locate in Owen Sound at 1555 16th Street East - contact 519-376-1637 or mailto:lorrie.mcconachie@ontario.ca).

The 1880 Atlas of Grey & Bruce County is available in the museum (reprinted version) or online at McGill University's Atlas Project site. These digitized early maps provide a wealth of knowledge and insight, including lists of families on the land at the time from the Farmer's Directory of 1890. See them at:      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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