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 historical maps and atlases
Bruce County land records
Bruce County local, church and school histories
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 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.