Research Library and Archives


The Bruce County Archives is part of the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, 33 Victoria Street, Southampton, Ontario, 519-797-2080, ext. 129, and is open during museum hours.

The Bruce County Genealogical Society’s research collection, the Audrey Webster Underwood Collection library, is also housed in the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and open during museum hours.

Amongst the sources you’ll find are:

Bruce County censuses (1851 – 1911) on microfilm and indexes

Bruce County cemetery transcriptions

Bruce County family histories

Bruce County historical maps and atlases

Bruce County land records

Bruce County local, church and school histories

Bruce County local directories

Bruce County newspapers, some indexed / transcribed. Includes newspapers for Chesley, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Port Elgin / Southampton, Tara, Walkerton, Wiarton and others – various years.

Bruce County Surrogate Court records

Bruce County Vital Statistics Registrations and indexes

Bruce County Women’s Institute Tweedsmuir History Books Collection – local scrapbook style history books of many towns, villages and hamlets in Bruce County

Surname Newspaper Clipping Collection – local records of births, marriages, obituaries, anniversaries, etc., comprising more than 300 binders.

We are grateful for donations. Suitable books and maps will find a good home in our collection.

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