Archives & Research

The Archives

We are Dufferin County’s memory – a living collection of personal, business and municipal government records illuminating Dufferin’s history and identity. The archives collects documentary records and papers, photographs, oral history and newspapers that highlight the history of the County and its people. The archives reading room has the latest technology to support all research needs, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist researchers. Whether you’re looking to climb your family tree or detail the history of your property, we can help! What We Have:

  • By-Laws & Municipal Council Minutes
  • Assessment & Collectors Rolls
  • Land Records
  • Genealogy / Family History Records
  • Local Newspapers dating from 1861
  • School Records
  • Maps, Atlases
  • Cemetery Transcriptions and Indexes to Church Records
  • Photographs and Post Cards

How to View Our Records: Visit the MoD Archives to see original documents or records. No need to book an appointment. If you wish a dedicated block of time to speak with the Archives staff on a particular topic please call (519-941-1114) in advance of your visit.

  • For information on making donations to the archival collection, go here.
  • To access our online database, Dufferin Genealogy, go here.
  • For information about house histories, go here.
  • To make a research request, go here.