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Archives and Historical Societies

In My Community

Glencoe and District Historical Society
Located in the town of Glencoe Ontario, the Glencoe & District Historical Society was formed in 1978 and has been an intricate part of the community these many years. The promotion of local history, genealogy, and the preservation of historical documents are among the primary objectives of the society.

Archives and Research Collections, Western Archives
The Archives and Research Collections Centre contains primary and secondary sources pertaining to London and Middlesex County and the surrounding counties in southwestern Ontario especially Elgin, Huron, Lambton and Oxford. An in-house catalogue provides access to manuscript collections, many of which have finding aids.

London and Middlesex Historical Society
The Society has been promoting the awareness of local history and encouraging historical research since 1901. Their website includes information on upcoming programmes and a list of heritage articles written by Society members.

Middlesex Centre Archives
The mandate of this archives is to acquire, preserve and make available to the public, records of enduring value to Middlesex Centre and to the former townships of Delaware, Lobo and London.

Strathroy and District Historical Society
The Strathroy and District Historical Society was formed in 2008.The Society primarily focuses on local history in Strathroy-Caradoc and surrounding areas including Adelaide-Metcalfe.

Westminster Township Historical Society
The Society's mandate is to promote the local history and preserve the historical documents of Westminster Township.
In My Region

Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
This centre houses the archives for Bruce County.

County of Oxford Archives
The official repository for the municipal Corporation of the County of Oxford, including historical records of the County of Oxford, 1850 to the present, and its predecessor, the District of Brock, 1842 to 1849. Included on this site are a list of services provided by the archives, research tips and information about Oxford County's digitization project.

Dufferin County Museum and Archives
This is the archival centre for Dufferin County.

Elgin County Archives
The Archives is the official repository of records of the County of Elgin since its incorporation in 1852 as well as those of its current and former constituent municipalities. The Archives also houses a wide array of archival fonds and private historical collection. The Archives has made available a descriptive database that can be searched and additions are being made on a regular basis. Records are also described on-line through ARCHEION, Ontario's Archival Information Network.

Grey Roots
Established in 2000, Grey Roots Museum and Archives promotes the preservation, understanding and communication of the unique heritage of Grey County.

Lambton County Archives
Lambton County Archives is the archival centre for genealogical and local history research in Lambton County.

Oxford County Historical Society
Contains Historic Oxford Photos, What We Are, What We Do amd Weekly History Quiz and Related Links

Stratford Perth Archives
The archives' mandate is to act as the offical repository for archival records created by the City of Stratford, the County of Perth and the Municipalities of North Perth, Perth East, Perth South and West Perth, their predecessors and their agencies, boards and commissions. To see the holdings of the archives, click on Archives-Resources on the left sidebar.

Wellington County Museum and Archives
Located in a building that stands as the oldest remaining House of Industry in Canada (built in 1877), the Wellington County Museum and Archives was organized in 1974. A new archives wing opened in 2010. Its mandate is to serve as a cultural centre, providing exhibits, programmes, resources, services and support for the artistic, educational and historical interests of the communities of Wellington County.