Local Research Request

We provide a basic reference service for questions received by mail, phone, or email. We are able to search for:

  • Specific articles or obituaries found within the Peterborough Examiner. Names and dates must be supplied. 
  • Ship’s passenger lists for the Peter Robinson emigrations from Ireland in 1823 and 1825.
  • Maps in the historical atlases in our collection.

There is a minimum charge of $40.00 + HST per search, whether or not the Library is able to find the requested information you have requested. We can email you the results for free, or mail you hard copies of the results for $0.50/page plus postage.

Please note that we require either an exact date or a range of dates within a one-week period in order to perform the search.