Archives & Research

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  • Family Tree
  • Home
  • Business
  • Interests

We can assist with all types of research pertaining to Bruce County.  Start by checking out the Online Collections database which is now available. Currently, a small portion of the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s Collection is searchable through this site. We are adding more records on a monthly basis so check back often!

2016 PP Online card

During your research process, you may also wish to consult Bruce Remembers Virtual War Memorial, Historic Photographs, Research Links and Search our Archives pages for other resources related to the history of Bruce County and its residents.

Visit us in person

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is home to a wonderful Research Room, housed in the 1878 Southampton Public School.

Knowledgeable staff supervise the Research Room and are available to assist you. Upon consultation with staff, researchers can access archival documents pertaining to their research. Stored on the shelves in the Archives is every kind of record imaginable. These records tell the story of Bruce County – both past and present – including:

  • Municipal and County Government Records
  • Education Records
  • Business/Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers
  • Multimedia Collections

If you are unable to visit the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, we are able complete fee-for-service research for you.  Fill out the form below and we will contact you about your request.

Bruce County Archives Research Request Form

*Please note, the minimum fee for completing a research request is $30.00. If no information is available relating to your request, you will be so advised in the initial time/cost assessment you receive from us, and no fee will be charged.

The Bruce County Archives is grateful for the partnership and support of the Bruce County Historical Society, the Bruce County Genealogical Society and the Bruce & Grey Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.