Click here to access the online local names index 

The St. Catharines Public Library, in cooperation with The St. Catharines Standard, has created an online Local Names Index. This index contains notices for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Adoptions, Anniversaries, and more. The index has records dating back to the 1830's up to February 1930. Historical records are being entered daily.

From July 2005 up to present day, notices that appear in the current editions of The Standard have been recorded in the database.

The information in the database is not a complete record of the event, it is merely an index of the pertinent information from the source newspaper microfilm. Complete information can be obtained by visiting the Central Library.

New - May 2015

The St. Catharines Public Library has migrated our Local Names Index to the OurOntario.ca initiative.  OurOntario.ca, is a state-of-the-art discovery portal, that can search across hundreds of sites – in seconds. OurOntario.ca makes it easy to find audio, video, text, government documents, images and collections about Ontario, or from an Ontario organization. You can get interactive with your search results – get more specific, bookmark your search, send results to one of your social media apps, view the results in Google Earth … and lots more. 

Please visit OurOntario.ca to search across all participating libraries (currently over 200 libraries) or narrow it down to a specific library. The St. Catharines Public Library's collection can be found at: http://bmd.stcatharines.library.on.ca/

Access to our old database can be found here. Please note that as of April 30, 2015 the old site will no longer be updated. For up-to-date information please use the Local Names Index linked above.

The St. Catharines Public Library wishes to acknowledge the cooperation of