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Perth Museum (Matheson House)

80 Gore Street E., Perth, ON K7H 1H9

The Museum contains a diverse collection of census, church, and other records, newspapers, and photos, with particular focus on Perth (not online).

Algonquin College Perth Campus

7 Craig Street, Perth, ON, K7H 1X7
613-267-2859 ext. 5607

The Campus houses the ‘Lanark County History Collection’, which includes land, cemetery, and census records, newspaper archives, and family histories, on Perth and the region. For a listing of the materials in their library click on one of the following:

Algonquin College Library Books on Perth & Region History
Algonquin College Library Books on Ontario & Local Area Townships

Other Information Pages

History Books and Papers on the Area
Archives Lanark

1920 Concession 7 Road, Drummond Centre, ON

The Archives include the official land records for Lanark County and a large collection of records and family histories, with research assistance available to those unable to come to the centre. Lists of the Archive’s holdings are available online at:

Perth & District Union Public Library

30 Herriott Street, Perth, ON, K7H 1T2

This is an excellent source of books on local history, a list of which may be reviewed on their website, by entering pertinent search words, such as ‘Perth’, ‘Lanark’, etc. - click ‘Online Catalogue'

Lanark County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 512, Perth, ON, K7H 3K4

The LCGS maintains the Genealogical Library, located at Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Sly’s Road, Smiths Falls, ON, which houses a large collection of census, church, cemetery records and histories. A considerable amount of genealogical and historical information is available online – at

History of Perth Home Top  
Perth, the Capital of the District of Dalhousie; from the N-East bank of the River Tay - painting by Thomas Burrowes, 1828, Archives of Ontario, I0002141

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