What's Here

Northumberland County Archives and Museum holds a diverse variety of records and artefacts that can help you research genealogy, properties, local government, events, military history, businesses, organizations and more.

We are working towards having as many of our items digitized as possible. This is a large task so please be patient with us as we move our images and information into our new collection management program.

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 Government Records
As the official repository for the municipalities of Alnwick/Haldimand, Brighton, Cobourg and Cramahe, we hold government records from the past 200 years including:
  • Bylaws
  • Council and committee minutes
  • Assessment rolls
  • Collectors rolls
  • Birth, marriage and death registrations
  • Land abstracts and deeds
  • Architectural plans
  • Maps
 Private Sector Records
Over 300 individuals and organizations have donated items dating from the early 19th century to the present day. Each record enriches the story of the social, political, economic and built evolution of our County. Our collections from the private sector include:
  • Letters, diaries and journals
  • Scrapbooks
  • Photographs
  • Business and organizational records and correspondence
  • Newspapers
  • Military maps, notebooks, publications and medals
  • Artwork
  • Furniture
  • Clothing
 We Don't Have...
  • Hope Township and Port Hope records; they are with the Port Hope Archives
  • Birth, death and marriage certificates; order them through Service Ontario
  • HamiltonSeymour or Percy Township assessment rolls; these are kept at their municipal offices
  • Land deeds before 1867
  • Immigration records