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Simcoe County Archives

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the 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​.


New Blog post: Lady Sarah Maitland and Tiny, Tay, and Flos

August 2, 2022

​​As we enter the dog days of summer, staff at the Archives are exploring the surprising canine connection to the name origins of the Township of Tiny, the Township of Tay, and the historic T​ownship of Flos (now Springwater). Learn more in our latest blog post​.​

New online appointment booking service

May 31, 2022

​As of June 6, 2022 the Simcoe County Archives will be open to the public  by appointment only.

In conjunction with our re-opening, we are excited to announce the launch of a new online booking service. Starting on May 30, 2022 researchers and members of the general public will be able to 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

​​​Collecting Community Responses to the COVI​D-19 Pandemic
April 2020

​The Archives is looking for the public's assistance in developing a ​Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic collection.  We know that many of you are creating an​d collecting memories and infor​mation about the pandemic.​  Items are not being accepted at this time, but we have created a guide to assist you in ​ass​embling materials for future donation.  Visit our Collecting Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic​ page for more information.

The Simcoe County Archives and the Simcoe County Museum are working together to collect and preserve items that tell the local story of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Visit the Museum's website to learn about how it is Collecting Stories of COVID​.




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