Local History Resources

Travel back in time and learn more about the history of Wellington County and the people who have lived here.

Some Wellington County Library branches have uncatalogued reference material that may be helpful in your local history research. Contact the branch directly about availability.

Click on one of townships below to see resources available in that area.

Ancestry Library Edition is available at all Wellington County Library branches and at the Museum and Archives.

 Wellington County

Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA)

WCMA Online Collections (including archives of local newspapers)

Wellington County Historical Society

Ontario Genealogical Society - Wellington County Branch

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario - Guelph-Wellington Branch

 Centre Wellington

Ennotville Library

Heritage Centre Wellington
Town of Erin Heritage Committee

Guelph/Eramosa Heritage Committee
Contact: Joyce Blyth T 519.822.8129

Guelph Historical Society       

Guelph Museums     

Guelph Public Library Archives   

Guelph Township Horticultural Society                                                                                                   
Contact: Sylvia Grant T 519.823.5045

Mapleton Historical Society
Contact: Liz Samis T 519.638.3268

Clifford and District Historical Society  
Contact: Bonnie Whitehead T 519.327.8612

Harriston Historical Society


Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum
Contact: T 519.343.4014 E palmrailroad@wightman.ca 
Puslinch Historical Society
 Wellington North

Arthur and Area Historical Society 

Mount Forest Museum and Archives

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