The Municipality of Kincardine is proud of its heritage. This pride shows in the preservation of its heritage properties and the wealth of heritage resources available in our community.

Heritage properties

Learn more about heritage properties in Kincardine:

Genealogy

There are many places you can research your family history in Bruce County.

Bruce County Genealogical Society

The Bruce County Genealogical Society offers their research talents for a fee. Details can be found on their website . If you prefer to do your own research, you are welcome to use the Society's library facilities located in the reading room at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in Southampton.

The reading room holdings include:

  • Bruce County censuses (1851 - 1911);
  • Bruce County cemetery transcriptions & church records;
  • Bruce County family histories;
  • Bruce County historical maps and atlases;
  • Bruce County land records;
  • Bruce County local, church and school histories;
  • Bruce County local directories;
  • Bruce County newspapers, some indexed/transcribed. Includes Chesley, Lucknow, Mildmay, Paisley, Port Elgin/ Southampton, Tara, Walkerton, Wiarton, etc - various years
  • Bruce County Surrogate Court records;
  • Bruce County Vital Statistics Registrations and Indexes;
  • Bruce County Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Books Collection - local scrapbook style history books of many towns, villages and hamlets in Bruce County;
  • Jean Black Newspaper Clipping Collection - local records of births, marriages, obituaries, anniversaries, etc. ;
  • Ontario Vital Statistics Index;
  • Scottish Collection;
  • Genealogical society newsletter exchange collection;
  • Genealogy how-to books.

Contact

Bruce County Genealogical Society

Box 1083

Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0

brucecgs@yahoo.ca

Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre

The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre hosts research materials for the Bruce County Genealogical Society and the Bruce Grey Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Historic photos of Kincardine including the Scougall Collection are available to view and purchase on their website .

If you are unable to visit the Museum, they do offer a research service for a fee.

Contact

Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre

33 Victoria St. North

Southampton, ON N0H 2L0

(519) 797-2080 or 1-866-318-8889

Bruce County Historical Society

You can search the Bruce County Historical Society's webpage to see if an ancestor is mentioned on their webpage or in their publications.

The Society does not offer to conduct genealogical research.

Contact

Bruce County Historical Society

Bruce County Public Library

The Kincardine Branch of the Bruce County Public Library hosts a collection of resource materials put together by local volunteers.

These resources include history books, family histories, Bruce County Census on microfilm, archived newspapers, cemetery and church records, and more.

They have free WIFI. There are computers available to use for a fee.

The Local History Room is available without an appointment during regular Library Hours.

Contact

Bruce County Public Library

727 Queen Street N.

Kincardine, ON

519-396-3289

Township of Bruce Historical Society

The Township of Bruce Historical Society has many resources to assist you in finding information about your ancestors in the Township of Bruce.

Contact

Township of Bruce Historical Society

info@brucetownship.ca

Other resources

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