We have recently added the complete text of this seminal work on the history of the Catholic Church in Waterloo County. It is fully searchable. Click here to access the book.
New! Wellesley Women' Institute
The Wellesley Women's Institute was active from 1903-2008. We have created a new page for information about it. The earliest documents are lost to us, but we do have their minute books from 1919-2008.
These records give a detailed account of issues facing the village in the post-World War I era, the Depression, World War II and beyond. They have been scanned and are available here.
New records will be added as they become available.
Introducing a new section on our website - a place for you to call "home" and find others searching their Wellesley Family Roots.
Send us your written family histories. We will post them on our Wellesley Roots page and perhaps connect you with long lost relatives!
WTHHS Meeting and Minutes
Our next meeting and AGM will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (please note the change in time, we are now meeting during the day) in the Historical Room, upstairs at the library - 1137 Henry Street, Wellesley, N0B 2T0.
To read minutes of our past meetings after they have been approved by the board, click here
Please join the historical society - it's free!! The membership application form is here.
NEW! Online Donations - We don't charge for our research services, but if you would like to make a contribution to thank us, it would be most appreciated! Please visit the Township's donation page to make a secure online donation. Select Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society from the drop down menu.
OnLand - A new web site for researching historical land records
Teranet, in partnership with ServiceOntario has created a new web site to provide access to land and property ownership records in Ontario. The first phase of the project allows users search and view historical land registration books. You will still have to to visit a land registry office to print the results of your search. For more information, please click here.
Here are some simple instructions to get you started:
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