• Townships in Wentworth County

    Chronology of Cities, Towns and Townships in Hamilton

    A Chronology of Cities, Towns and Townships in Hamilton, from their original survey and naming, through to the present City of Hamilton.

  • Records of the City of Hamilton

    Historical Records of the City of Hamilton

    Historical records for the City of Hamilton

  • Bell Telephone Directory for Toronto, Hamilton, and Dundas, 1881

    Telephone Directories

    These directories show names, addresses and telephone numbers for the Hamilton-Wentworth region.

  • New House in Westdale

    Research Your House

    Research your house with our wealth of resources useful in historical building research.

  • Housing in Downtown Hamilton

    Tax Assessment Records

    Tax assessment records can help in accurate dating of the construction of the building as well as disclosing the original owner and a list of occupants.

  • Hamilton City Directory microfilms

    City Directories

    City Directories show an alphabetical listing of street addresses which can be cross-referenced with an alphabetical listing of surnames.

  • Leatherdale portrait

    Genealogy: Research Your Family

    Local History & Archives has many resources to help you research your family history.

  • Dr. Annie Davis' Medical Kit

    Rare and Unusual

    There are many rare and wonderful treasures in Local History & Archives!

  • D’Anville map of Canada, 1755

    Canadiana Collection

    The Canadiana collection includes books about Canada, written by Canadians, published by Canadians, or having something to do with the history of Canada.

  • Map cabinet


    These plans are valuable maps for building research. They are large scale maps that show shape, size and exact location of individual buildings. They provide detail about the construction materials, outbuildings and neighbourhood.

  • Hamilton at night from the top of the James St. Incline Railway [193-?]

    Local History & Archives on Flickr

    The Local History & Archives Flickr page is used to showcase photographs digitized from the Local History & Archives collection.

  • Historypin

    Local History & Archives on Historypin

    Historypin is an image-mapping project using archival photographs

  • PreVIEW Help

    Answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to Local History & Archives' online image collection

  • Last council meeting in old City Hall, 1960

    Use of Images

    Overview of how and when it's appropriate to use PreVIEW images.

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