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About Us

The Northumberland County Archives holds primary records and artifacts related to the history of Northumberland County. Records primarily relate to the people, events and organizations of, Township of Alnwick-Haldimand, Municipality of Brighton, Township of Cramahe Township, Town of Cobourg, Township of Hamilton, and Municipality of Trent Hills.

Photo Gallery: archives will appear here on the public site.


Materials in the Collection include but are not limited to:

  • By-Laws & Municipal Council Minutes
  • Assessment & Collectors Rolls
  • Deeds, Property Abstracts
  • Photographs and Post Cards
  • Local Newspapers dating from 1849
  • School and Service Club Records
  • Maps, Atlases
  • Church Records
  • Family Records

The following organizations have Archival Service Agreements making the Archives their official repository:

  • Township of Alnwick-Haldimand
  • Municipality of Brighton
  • Township of Cramahe
  • Town of Cobourg
  • Cobourg Public Library Board
  • Codrington Women's Institute
  • Marie Dressler Foundation

For more information on Archival Service Agreements please contact us.

Research and Services

  • Tours and Educational Programs
  • Free Access to the Collection
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Research Assistance
  • Digitization and Photocopying
  • Professional advice on care of historic documents and artifacts
  • Archival service agreements for long-term storage and preservation

Due to limited work space in the research room, it is recommended that appointments be made with the County Archivist in advance of any visit.


Location: 200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 5P4 Mailing Address: 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 5J6 Telephone: 905-372-0677 or 1-800-354-7050

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and exhibits: @northumberlandcountyarchives


Hours of Operation

Year-Round: Tuesdays to Wednesday 1:00-4:30p.m. June, July & August: Monday to Thursday: 1:00-4:30p.m. Closed December 27 & 28, 2016

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