Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Government Know How! AKA What? I've never heard of that!

Archives of Ontario

Houses the documented memory of Ontario and is responsible for managing, storing conserving, arranging, describing and providing access to the province's irreplaceable documented history dating back to the 1700's. The current inventory is valued at $340, million and is held in trust for the public.
The Archives currently holds records created by offices of the government and the private sector, as well as a growing volume of records in other media (electronic records, film, photographs, video, audio-tapes, maps and drawings.)
The records of the Archives of Ontario are used for many kinds of research. For research on your ancestors, looking up the impact of provincial government policies,
find out when a particular company started operation, when a building was built, or how the earliest settlers lived.

The Catalogue can be found at:

Through this site, visitors can also access online exhibits and databases relating to archival records and photographs.
The Archives of Ontario serves researchers daily in person in their reading room, by mail, email, fax and by phone.

Phone: 1-800-668-9933

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I'll bet lots of people take advantage of the opportunity to trace their ancestry.


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