For Genealogists

family tree

There is quite a bit of Information for genealogists on this site - it is best accessed using the search feature above.  Note that I have almost zero additional information - it is all on the web site.  If you contact me, I will be polite but I don’t have any additional information. The best additional source of info for researchers is at the Cobourg Library where they have a local history room stocked with many historical books and documents. They do have some photos on-line but not much more - you need to visit.

A good source of information is the Northumberland County Archives. Contact the archivist Emily Cartlidge by email here or County Web site here.

The Harwood Station Heritage Museum Foundation (HSHM Foundation) will be  incorporated as a charitable organization and formed to develop, and execute, a plan to raise sufficient funds and operational knowledge to support taking the Museum from “Vision” to “Reality”.


This project will result in the development of a regional heritage museum. Located in the community of Harwood, the Museum will showcase the history of the Cobourg and Peterborough Railway as well as the impact it had on the development of the surrounding area in the 19th century.


The Mission of the Harwood Station Heritage Museum is to collect, educate, display, conserve and feature the history of the railroad and the surrounding area from its earliest settlement to its present status by providing heritage programs highlighting these areas.

The Foundation is seeking individuals who have a strong interest in, or are passionate about our heritage and would be willing participants in assisting the Foundation achieving both the “Mission”.

We need assistance in the following areas:

  1. creation of marketing materials for fundraising
  2. creation of contact lists for fundraising
  3. presentation, event planning and public relations skills
  4. individuals with accounting or legal backgrounds.
  5. volunteers in the many areas of  building a unique organization

If you wish to join this team, please contact:

Joanne Bird
Harwood, Ontario
K0K 2H0

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.