Hamilton History Centre

Detailed hourly research

Research hours

Please enter details of the research you require. Be as specific as possible.

Need detailed dedicated research?

You can purchase research time by the hour. Research will be undertaked by a dedicated Centre volunteer on your behalf.

To request research, please follow these steps:

Step 1

Choose how many hours of research you would like us to undertake. If you are uncertain, please feel free to contact the History Centre for an estimate first.

Step 2

Add the hours to your shopping cart, proceed to the checkout, complete your details and make payment.


You will receive a confirmation email which will include the details of your request.  Our library staff will review your request and make contact as necessary.

Ask first

It is advisable to ask the Centre first to find out if information is available. Use the $5 Lookup service to get details, before requesting copies.

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Important notes

  • Requests for research of the Hamilton Spectator newspapers can only be undertaken if a date, month or year can be provided.

  • You are buying the time of a Centre volunteer to undertake research on your behalf. We cannot guarantee that we will find exactly what you are looking for. Records simply may not exist, be available or be accessible.  Where possible, we will endeavour to complete your request or possibly provide you with some guidance on other avenues which you can pursue. For this reason, we do not offer refunds if we do not find the information you are after.