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What is a Historical Book?

Historical books, previously only available for consultation at a Land Registry Office (LRO), contain the original paper property records registered prior to the introduction of Ontario’s electronic land registration system. These records are now available electronically through OnLand’s Historical Books Search or Browse features.

When you search in the Historical Books section, you can view the PDFs of scanned abstracts and parcel registers, a variety of indices, and first registration records. Learn more about the types of records you can obtain through the Historical Books digital library.