Search Tips

Search LH&A's collections to identify archival holdings pertaining to individuals, families, businesses, government bodies and organizations in the Hamilton-Wentworth region.

Simple Search: This is the easiest way to search for keywords or phrases. It is located at the top left of every page, allowing you to start a new search even from a results page and it give suggestions as you type.

Advanced Search: Use this to build complex searches or to narrow your search.

Browse: Located to the left of the main screen, browse will let you search by archival descriptions, individuals and/or organizations, places, and subjects. For a detailed list see below.

Archival descriptions to view a list of collections by title
Authority records to view a list of creators (Hamilton related organizations and/or people)
Subjects to view a list of subject terms
Places to view a list of locations (cities, towns, provinces)
Digital objects to view digital images (photographs, finding aids, file lists)