Simcoe County Archives launches ‘invaluable’ digital service

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Simcoe County Archives maintains the permanent records of Simcoe County and its constituent municipalities.

PRESS RELEASE
SIMCOE COUNTY
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The County is launching its new online archive reservation service. Researchers and the general public can now make appointments online to access the archives, as well as assistance from archives staff.

“The Simcoe County Archives provides an invaluable service to our communities in safeguarding public records and important local artifacts,” said Director George Cornell. “This online tool makes it easier for people to access the archives or to donate private documents to our archives for safekeeping.”

Simcoe County Archives maintains the permanent records of Simcoe County and its constituent municipalities. The Archives documents the collective memory of the county by acquiring and preserving historical records in all recording media. These documents are made available to the public for research purposes.

Appointments can be made online at www.simcoe.ca/BookArchivesServices for the following purposes*:

  • Reference interviews – Reference interviews may be scheduled with Archives staff to discuss potential and projected research topics. Staff can suggest relevant collections and reference materials to facilitate research on a given topic. These appointments can be made by phone or online.
  • Interviews with donors – The county is home to resources that have been donated by families and private businesses as well as government offices. To discuss donating items to the county archives, telephone or virtual meetings can be booked online. In-person donation drop-off appointments can be booked online after a virtual interview with the donor

*The Archives is a mask-friendly environment. As research and donation visits can be lengthy and may involve close and ongoing contact with staff, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask for in-person visits to the Archives. If you are feeling ill, please stay home, contact us so we can reschedule and recover.

For more information, visit our Archives page on simcoe.ca, email us at [email protected] or call 705-726-9331.

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