The EAHC houses an extensive and unique collection of vintage attendance records, yearbooks, photographs and other documents related to education in the Hamilton-Wentworth region. Members of the public wishing to gain information into a family member, ancestor or their own records are invited to contact us for Research requests. Please note that academic records, however, are not retained by the Archives. People wishing to get copies of academic records and transcripts are asked to contact Student Records instead.
Despite the scope of our records, it is important to note that not every school and era is accounted for. There are occasions when these documents were accidentally destroyed, discarded or otherwise lost to time. We make every effort to investigate and follow through with every research request submitted, but can not guarantee a 100% success rate.
• All research requests shall follow the current federal and provincial Freedom of Information guidelines.
• Requests are to be paid by cash or money order in Canadian funds.
• The initial research request is $20.00 per each person of interest. Each hour of research after this is charged at $5.00/hr. Additional costs are incurred for mailing, photocopies of photographs, copies of school register pages, etc.
• The initial inquiry fee of $20.00 may apply whether information is found or not, depending on the request.
How to submit a Research request
Members of the public wishing to submit Research requests are asked to do so via the contact form below. If you would prefer to reach us by phone or mail, please visit our Contact page for the necessary info.