Cortney Lee-Comeau
Adult Services Technician
7 Minerva St. E.
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1W4

Phone: 705-789-5232 X3408

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We welcome all visitors to our Muskoka Room.  We have a wealth of materials to help with local history or genealogical searches.



In-library use only.  Access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia and more.

Huntsville Forester Online - 1895 to Present

Access the Huntsville Forester online from 1895 to present via the Canadian Community Digital Archives.  Browse, print or save information to your CCDA account.

Muskoka Digital Archives

Muskoka Digital Archives is a virtual collection of historical views of the Muskoka region.

Ontario Genealogical Society Collections Online

Browse and Search thousands of Ontario cemetery locator records as well as family histories, book and periodicals at OGS Collection.

Our Ontario

Local history collection;  includes photos, birth/marriage/death and cemetery records, and the full text of books, pamphlets and several issues of the Commando newspaper.

Toronto Star: Proquest Historical Newspapers (1894-2011)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Virtual Reference Library

The Virtual Reference Library (VRL) is a suite of online resources that provides high quality e-content to all Ontarians. The Virtual Reference Library provides access to content and services specifically targeted to Ontarians of all ages, ethnic origin and from all parts of the province.

Print Resources

For a full list of print resources available in the Muskoka Room, check our library catalogue.

Physical Resources

  • The Muskoka File cabinet includes histories of churches, schools, families, small local villages, steam navigation, the Portage Railway, the Anglo-Canadian Leather Company (the tannery), maps and other historical and current materials.
  • The Huntsville Forester, Huntsville's weekly newspaper available in microform format, 1895 to the present.
  • The Muskoka Room Cabinet houses rare materials and photographs.

Genealogy Resources on the Internet

The following links are some great resources for your genealogical search.

Local History & Genealogy Help

One-on-one genealogy help with a knowledgeable member of the Muskoka Parry Sound Genealogy Group is available by appointment. Please visit the Huntsville Public Library Muskoka Room for a current list of volunteers and their contact numbers.

Please ask at the Info Desk at the library at any time for assistance with the materials in the Muskoka Room.