Spotlight on Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario

Digital access to Ontario’s Tweedsmuir community histories is growing—and growing fast!

The FWIO and its branch members have collected local news, photos and information for almost 100 years, making this collection a treasure trove of local history for researchers, genealogists, and students.

Now, as part of the Documentary Heritage Communities Program, more than 500 digitized volumes of Tweedsmuir community histories, minutes, and photos are being reviewed and released to the public.

a9e732cf-3066-429a-8dcf-b3c30c6a201cHundreds of issues of the FWIO’s Home & Country newsletter 1933-2015 are also fully searchable online.

This is an enormous project and we applaud all the members of the FWIO for their efforts in collecting and sharing these invaluable histories!

Find these and more Tweedsmuir scrapbooks in the OurOntario.ca portal!

More Community Newspapers collections…

New titles, indexes, and more than 100,000 searchable pages

Richmond Hill Newspapers

New titles
from City of Kawartha Lakes 

  • Search pages and index records of the Canadian Post
  • Plus Victoria/ Warder and the Fenelon Falls Gazette, 1876-1916

New US titles from Cook Memorial Public Library

  • Search Lake County / Libertyville Independent, 1894-1922
  • Plus ~40,000 index records

And coming soon…

Grand Valley adding Tweedsmuirs: 8 community histories compiled by local Women’s Institutes
Milton Public Library updating Canadian Champion newspaper collection with 2015 issues
~50,000 pages from Clarington Public Library will complete the Orono Weekly Times & Canadian Statesman newspapers digitization project