South Mountain goes digital with new history project

Alycia Douglass
South Mountain goes digital with new history project
SD&G County Library District Supervisor

CORNWALL, Ontario – In an effort to showcase their latest project, the South Mountain Branch of the SD&G County Library welcomed over 50 visitors to their open house this Thursday, Mar. 2. The library introduced the digitization of Mountain Township history documents project, giving community members an inside look at preserved historical documents.

The launch party was an opportunity for public to learn how to access digital copies of the documents and other genealogical resources available through the Library.

The initiative to digitize a part of the local history collection, undertaken by the Friends group, was done to preserve the history and make it accessible for more people to enjoy. Thursday’s event was a culmination of a couple of years of hard work and dedication by the group.

The project digitized 1,200 pages of history with an online database available through Canadiana; a non-profit organization set up to help preserve Canada’s history. To access the collection, visit using the search term “South Mountain”, or visit the South Mountain Branch of the County Library, located at 10543 Main St.

For more information about the digitization project in South Mountain, contact staff at the South Mountain Branch at or (613) 989-2199.

The SD&G County Library offers access to a number of resources related to genealogy and local history, including free access to for Library members. For more information about our resources, visit one of our branches, go online at or call (613) 936-8777.

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