Courtesy of Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol

Heritage resources

Whether you’re looking to add to the family tree with genealogical research or wanting to get more of a deep dive into the history of Huron County’s communities, the following organizations and resources can assist.

Courtesy of Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol

Huron County Archives

The archival collection at the Huron County Museum can be accessed by the public for research purposes.

Bayfield Historical Society and Heritage Centre

Bayfield Historical Society

The Bayfield Archives preserves and stores several different types of archival material and resources related to Bayfield’s heritage.


Blyth Repository

Archives containing materials related to the history of Blyth and families from the village.

Digitized Newspapers

Digitized Newspapers

Explore Huron County newspaper pages from 1848 – 2016.

Goderich bowling club, officers for 1903

Huron County Historical Society

An active and dedicated society that hold general meetings open to both members and the general public and publishes the annual Huron Historical Notes.

Courtesy of Ontario Ancestors Huron County Branch

Ontario Ancestors - Huron County Branch

Provides support for those researching their Huron roots through education, preservation and sharing of local resources.

Courtesy of St. Joseph and Area Historical Society

St. Joesph & Area Historical Society

The St. Joseph Museum and Archives preserves and celebrates the unique history of the St. Joseph area.

Bluewater Heritage Advisory Committee

The committee advises the council on heritage issues as defined by the Ontario Heritage Act and helps ensure that plans for change are developed in a manner that recognizes the historical continuity of the community.

Goderich Municipal & Marine Heritage Committee

Municipal and Marine Heritage is an appointed committee of Council. It acts in an advisory capacity to Council in order to identify, protect, and promote the mechanisms that preserve the town’s historic assets.