Genealogical and Historical Research Centre

The mission of the Mayholme Foundation is to promote and assist genealogical and historical research by collecting, storing and preserving historic documents and materials. To bring the public an awareness the role our ancestors played in the history of our community.

We are a non-profit charitable group dedicated to the study and collection of family history, and to preserve the heritage of families in the areas of old Lincoln and Welland Counties.

The volunteers at Mayholme have years of combined experience in genealogical and historical research. If we cannot help you we have a working knowledge of other repositories within the Niagara area and which families are being searched. Volunteers have a good knowledge of many of the genealogical software programs currently on the market and can demonstrate how to use them. Blank forms of family group sheets and pedigree charts are available free for recording your family groups. Beginners are welcome and hopefully we will not scare you off with information overload. Workshops on beginning genealogy and software programs are held when sufficient interest is expressed.

For more information please call, write or e-mail.


Latest Blog Posts

They Did Not Return: Honouring St. Catharines' War Dead

We have just passed the first anniversary of the publishing of this wonderful book by Brian Tibbs. It is a beautifully done and unique book honouring the memory of individuals who lost their lives...
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October 4, 2011

This past weekend we had help in our archives from 11 Brock University History students and their advisor. We put them to work cataloguing historical papers from the Esther Summers collection....
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Mayholme Activities

Spring finally arrived and after discussing changes over the winter we went hog wild.  The big windstorm in April that took out hundreds of trees in this area forced us outside to cleanup our 4...
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April 10, 2011

This week the Mayholme foundation has inherited a collection of genealogical and historical books, periodicals and microfiche from the collection of the late Donald H. MacDonald of Niagara through...
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525 Ontario Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2N 6P5


(1) 905-934-1173


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Library Hours:

Thursdays -
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fridays -
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Or by appointment