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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 Abigail Miller by email here or County Web site here.


To understand history, it is inevitable that one must understand exactly when things happened and that means dates.

The Cobourg Museum Foundation has produced an interactive time line - you can see a copy here.  It's a useful view of the history of Cobourg in an interactive condensed format. Thanks to the Cobourg Museum Foundation for providing this tool.

In addition, there are other articles in this section which give insights into important dates in Cobourg.


In 2010, the Town celebrated the 150 year anniversary of Victoria Hall. A calendar was also printed and some key dates listed. Below are these key dates.

The first Mayor, Ebenezer Perry, was elected in 1837.  The current Mayor is Gil Brocanier.  The list includes all those in between with photos of some but most have no publicly available photo.

Historical Maps of Cobourg and Area: A collection of maps showing Cobourg, Northumberland and surrounding Area.  1813 to 2016.

Cobourg has its own flag - designed when Cobourg was founded. The elements in all flags have meaning - Cobourg's relatively complex flag is no exception.