Scope of the Collection

Lincoln Public Library's Local History Collection consists of books (including directories, indexes, and family histories), documents, maps, photos, and oral histories on many topics, including:

• Agriculture

• Architecture

• Area History

• Cemeteries

• Census

• Churches

• Libraries

• Schools

• Transportation


We also have Town of Lincoln documents, publications of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society and High School yearbooks.

As well, we house some original documents, including:

• Registry Office deeds

• Minute books

• Scrapbooks

• Tweedsmuir histories


We have microfilm of selected historic and current newspapers, including the Beamsville Express, Lincoln Post Express, West Niagara News, Grimsby/Lincoln News, and NewsNow. You can print articles found on microfilm for 20 cents/page.

Many of the newspapers’ birth, death and marriage notices placed between approximately 1900 and 1961 have been indexed and are searchable here.

All of the items in our Local History collection are listed in our library catalogue.