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Simcoe County Archives

​​​​​​​​​​​​The Simcoe County Archives manages the permanent records of both the County of Simcoe and its constituent municipalities. The Archives documents the collective memory of the County by acquiring and preserving the historical record in all recording media. ​

Exterior of the Simcoe County Archives 

​​To search through our collections please visit our online Descriptions​ database. For a deeper dive into Simcoe County's history check out our Research G​uides and Tools, Online Exhibits​, the Simcoe County Remembers​ database, and the Archives ​blog​.

​​Online appointment booking

​​The Simcoe County Archives is now  open to the public by appointment only.

Researchers and members of the general public can book an onsite visit to the Archives. Appointments will also be available for reference services and to schedule record donations. Please visit the  Archives Booking Service  page for more information, or to schedule your appointment.

​Archives ​Booking Service


Remembrance Day​

November 06, 2023

​November 11th marks Remembrance Day in Canada. The Simcoe County Archives' Guide to Military and War-time History Resources is now available for those interested in learning more about the experiences and contributions of Simcoe County citizens. ​​

You can also check out the Simcoe County Remembers database for the names of those connected to Simcoe County who died​ during the First World War.

​Congratulations Ellen Millar, Corporate & Municipal Records Archivist!
May 12, 2​023

Ellen Millar​​

Ellen is the 2023 recipient of the Archives Association of Ontario Alexander Fraser Award.

This prestigious award is presented to individuals who have contributed in a significant way to the advancement of the archival community in Ontario. Since joining the staff of the Simcoe County Archives in 1995, Ellen has consistently demonstrated exceptional knowledge and professionalism. She has served on the boards of the AAO's Municipal Archives Interest Group, the Simcoe County Historical Association, and the Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Ancestors. A popular speaker in communities throughout the County, Ellen's written work includes posts on​​​ the Archives' Blog​,​ three editions of the Directory to Municipal Archives in Ontario and a chapter of In Pursuit of the Archvial Endeavour: The Story of the Archives Association of Ontario. Her personal research work ​into Simcoe County's military history ​lay the foundations for​ the Simcoe County Remembers database that the SCA launched in 2018. Recently, she assisted with emergency response and disaster-recovery efforts ​​​​​​following a flood in a public office and a fire at a local church.

This is a well-deserved achievement. Congratulations again Ellen!​



Research Guides and Toolshttps://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc/Conservation and PreservationResearch Guides and Tools
Archives Bloghttps://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc/archives-blogArchives Blog
About the Archiveshttps://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc/About ArchivesAbout the Archives
Donating Records to the Archiveshttps://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc/donating-records-to-the-archivesDonating Records to the Archives
Serviceshttps://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc/Research ServicesServices
Search the Collectionshttps://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc/Online ResourcesSearch the Collections
Online Exhibitshttps://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc/Online ExhibitsOnline Exhibits
Simcoe County Remembershttps://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc/simcoe-county-remembersSimcoe County Remembers