Cover of 1975 Woodward's Annual Report
When researching Hudson's Bay Company history, whether to satisfy a casual interest or submit that paper on time, many resources are available to help you find relevant and accurate information about our past. As a starting point we encourage you to consult Our History, our online bibliography, which includes useful websites, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions. If you do not find an answer to your question in these sources, please feel free to Contact Us. Please note that we are unable to respond to genealogical or fur trade related questions. For such enquiries please contact the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.
While we are happy to answer queries and assist researchers, please note that primary research is not our focus. Researchers should note that materials relating to HBC history can be found in many institutions, not just the Hudson's Bay Company Archives (HBCA). View a listing of other institutions with the most significant collections of HBC material.
Cover of Simpsons Christmas catalogue, 1950
Please follow the links below to information about specific types of documents in our collection.