Archival Collection

Collections

Norfolk County Archives is the archival centre for genealogical and local history research in Norfolk County. Our goal is to preserve and make accessible Norfolk County’s documentary heritage, including the public records, created by, for, or about Norfolk County.

Our archival collection includes municipal records in all formats relating to the County’s executive, management and administrative functions and related agencies that are designated for permanent archival retention according to legislative requirements and/or the County’s records retention by-law.

The archives also acquires records from private sources from significant Norfolk County corporate bodies, families, or persons who have had some major impact on Norfolk County’s history or culture. These privately donated archival records contain genealogical information on local families, or other institutional records related to local businesses or community organizations.

The collection contains both primary and secondary sources to help researchers with genealogy and local history research. Finding aids, including a variety of indexes, reference material and published resources are accessible in our Reading Room.

To learn more about accessing our historical records, please contact us or visit Using the Archives.

Take a look below at a behind the scenes tour of the Norfolk County Archives collection:

Please check back soon for more information on our collection as we work towards providing better online access to finding aids and digitized records.