Tips on searching our online database

Here are 10 tips to help you conduct a more effective search of the Heritage Collections Elgin-St. Thomas database, and 10 examples of common database searches!

Recent improvements to our online database

We have recently added a couple of improvements to our online database. Our online database now includes a flipbook–style viewer for PDFs newspapers.
Another improvement that was recently launched is a newspaper finding aid, which can be easily found from our main search screen.

Launch of new online collections database

We are excited to announce that we have just updated our online database to include the Elgin County Museum as well as partner museums in Elgin County and St. Thomas, as a single search interface.

Family Day Closure Notice
Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.