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Cambridge Archives and Records Centre

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The Cambridge Archives and Records Centre forms part of the City of Cambridge Clerks Division along with Municipal Records Management and Freedom of Information Services. The Archives handles items dealing with the history of Cambridge and its founding municipalities, Municipal Records Management deals with how internal City documents are filed and stored and finally, Freedom of Information Services is charged with dealing with information requests as well as privacy concerns of the public with regards to city documents.

For specific information on the Cambridge Archives, Municipal Records Management and Freedom of Information please look at the corresponding section links on the menu on the left.

The link below provides an index of archival records dating back over 200 years. You will be able to find indexed information on subjects such as: census records, select marriage licences and obituaries, vital statistics, veterans, meetings and agendas, reports, By-Laws and other important data from the history of the City of Cambridge as well as Galt, Hespeler, Preston and Blair. There is also a collection of nearly 10,000 images online. Discover local history and what kind of information is available before you come to visit the Cambridge Archives & Records Centre. This service is available to support your needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To search an index of our collection click the link below.

Online Cambridge Archives

The City of Cambridge is pleased to offer nearly 10,000 images for viewing. When an image is used wholly or in part the Cambridge Archives shall be given credit for that image. Any other practice may be considered in violation of copyright.

Images for personal use may be obtained without the watermark free of charge. Watermark-free images for reproduction or commercial use are subject to a small fee. By using any of the photos, you agree to our Permission to Copy conditions.

There are a number of images contained herein that are the property of Law Photography. Any use or request for reproduction must be obtained from Law Photography directly.

The Cambridge Archives and Records Centre is located at 46 Dickson Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, Ontario We are open 8:30am -4:30pm Monday to Friday and can be contacted by e-mail at: or by phone at (519) 740-4680, Ext. 4621 or 4633.

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