Online Resources


DMA At Home

Online archival resources, including the index of names in the Woodhouse Family Collection, a transcription of the 1835 Assessment Roll and the searchable 1920s-1930s directories database.

DMA Visual Database

A selection of photographs from our Collection with descriptions. Highlights include Dundas Central School class photos, group portraits of sports teams and other gatherings, portraits of notable individuals, and Dundas locations.

DMA Oral Histories 

Listen to recollections about life in Dundas, including the train crash of 1934 and reminiscences about sports and places that have since disappeared. 

DMA Discover the Archives

Overview of our archives, including selected fond inventories.

DMA Reference Book Collection

Browse our reference library titles, available for viewing by request in our Reference Room.


INK – Ontario Newspaper Collection

A collection of 52 digitized community newspapers from Ontario, including “early Kingston newspapers (The British WhigThe Kingston Chronicle, and The Kingston Gazette), two abolitionist newspapers from Southern Ontario (The Provincial Freeman and The Voice of The Fugitive), and unique titles for topics such as Great Lakes shipping (The Marine Record) and visual sources for 19th-century Canadian history (The Canadian Illustrated News).”


Digital resources from a variety of Canadian institutions compiled into a searchable database, including Picturesque Dundas, select Bell Telephone Directories, 1885 International Order of Oddfellows Valley City Lodge n. 117 Bylaws and Constitution, Vernon’s Hamilton/Dundas Business Directories, Thomas Rolph’s 1832 account of Dundas, and more!

Hamilton Public Library Local History & Archives Department

Hamilton and Dundas have a long history together. Explore what connects the two communities in the Hamilton Public Library’s collection. Discover their collection of rare and unusual objects or learn about the chronology of cities, towns and townships in the Hamilton area. 

McMaster Digital Archives

The McMaster Archives contain a wealth of digitized Dundas material, including maps, aerial photographs, and more! Check out this 1810 map, 1820 survey, 1851 map, a 1972 map or this photograph of an A.O.U.W. Float.

Flamborough Archives

Visit the Flamborough Archives and Heritage Association’s new website to explore the historical relationships between Dundas and Flamborough. 

Rural Diary Archive

A project by the University of Guelph with over 200 Ontario diarists from 1800 to 1960. Ongoing work by volunteer transcriptionists to make the digitized diaries searchable.

Digital Museums of Canada

A collection of online exhibitions funded by the Digital Museums of Canada grants. Filter by location and subject (History, Heritage), and is searchable.

Canadian Heritage Information Network

Find out more about heritage in Canada. Check out the heritage research tools developed by Canadian government sources. Discover artifacts and artists, then learn more about the Canadian Military at the Canadian Heritage Information Network.  

Archives Association of Ontario

Enjoy the archives and the upcoming events and resources put together by the Archives Association of Ontario. This association of volunteers supports archivists and information specialists across Ontario. 

Ontario Museums Association

Visit other Museums in Ontario. Research other communities or subjects of interest to you when you visit this varied collection of Museums. 

Canadian Council of Archives

Enjoy the virtual Exhibits collected by the Canadian Council of Archives and grow the scope of your exploration to the National level. 

Canadian Museums Association

Inspire your search and check out what the Canadian Museum Association has to share. Broaden your knowledge of Canadian Museums and delight in the diverse collections across our country. 

Canadian Military History Gateway Timeline

Discover this comprehensive record of Canadian Military History with the Canadian Government’s timeline app. Use the slider at the top of the illustration to locate a century and year, then choose a tab to reveal information, statistic, images, films, interactive maps and presentations of Canada’s military history. Use this app to travel through time and explore how Canada’s military effected change within our borders and throughout the world. 

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