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Discover Family History at Simcoe County Archiveshttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Discover-Family-History-at-Simcoe-County-Archives.aspx2/16/2018 8:26:39 PMDiscover Family History at Simcoe County Archives<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​​​​​​Blog originally posted February 16, 2018.<br>Updated March 25,  2021.</span></p><p><strong>Discover Family History at Simcoe County Archives</strong></p><p>This page will highlight a few resources we have available to help researchers learn about their family histories. Information regarding the resources listed below can also be found in our <em><a href="/Archives/Documents/SCA-Guide-to-Geneaology_2021.pdf" title="A Guide to Genealogical Research.">A Guide to Genealogical Research</a></em>. ​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;">​<a title="Mr. and Mrs. Hunter and Family" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/988-59%20Mr%20and%20Mrs%20Hunter%20and%20Family%20E3%20B2%20R3A%20S8%20Sh5%201080%20pixel.jpg"><img alt="Mr. and Mrs. Hunter and Family" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/988-59%20Mr%20and%20Mrs%20Hunter%20and%20Family%20E3%20B2%20R3A%20S8%20Sh5%20480%20pixel.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:260px;" /></a><br><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-3-0">988-59 Mr. and Mrs. Hunter and Family, ca. 1880 - 1890. Copyright: Public Domain</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><em></em> <br><strong>Census Records</strong></p><p>Canadian census records are an excellent place to begin researching family history. The national census was designed to capture demographic information about persons living in Canada. With some basic facts about your relatives, such as name and place of residence, family historians can use census records to trace families or individuals throughout history.<br></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">Personal Census records for Simcoe County are available for the following years:  <br><strong>1851 </strong>(</span><span style="font-size:1em;">Rama and Mara Townships only</span><span style="font-size:1em;">​), </span><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>1861</strong>, </span><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>1871</strong>, </span><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>1881</strong>, </span><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>1891</strong>, </span><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>1901</strong>, </span><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>1911</strong> and </span><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>1921</strong>.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;"></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Each</span><span style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span style="font-size:1em;">census is divided by township or municipality, and provides personal details such as name, age, occupation, marital status, birthplace, ethnic origin, and religious affiliation. <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">In the case of the 1861 Census, the type of dwelling is also described.  </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">The <strong>1842</strong> Census of the Home District (precursor to Simcoe County) is also available, although it mainly includes aggregate totals and limited nominal information.</span>​​</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:1em;"></span><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2021-04-12_Robinson-Family_1871-Census.jpg" title="Names of some of the Robinson family as they appear on the 1871 Canadian Census, Schedule 1 Nominal Returns of the Living"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2021-04-12_Robinson-Family_1871-Census_800.jpg" alt="Names of some of the Robinson family as they appear on the 1871 Canadian Census, Schedule 1 Nominal Retrurns of the Living" style="margin:5px;" /></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-3-0" style="font-size:1em;">982-56, Members of the Robinson/ Roberston ca. 188</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-3-0" style="font-size:1em;">4 Copyright: Public Domain.</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-3-0">Names of some of the Robinsons as they appear on the  1871 Canadian Census, Schedule No. 1- Nominal Retrurns of the Living. </span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-3-0">1871; Census Place: Medonte, Simcoe North, Ontario; Roll: C-9964; Page: 8.​</span></p><p>​All but the 1921 Census records are available on microfilm at the Simcoe County Archives. Many census records can also be searched using the County's subscription to <a href="http://www.ancestrylibrary.com/" title="Ancestry Library Edition">AncestryLibrary</a>.  Access to microfilm and the AncestryLibrary databases are freely available at the Archives. </p><p>If you are interested in accessing national census records for the entirety of Canada, these are also available through the <a href="http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx" title="Library and Archives of Canada census database">Library and Archives of Canada</a>.​<br></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong style="font-size:1em;">1875 Census of the Unicorporated Village of Penetanguishene</strong><br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;">Not all census records were created at the federal level. An example of this can be seen in the 1875 Census of the Unincorprated Village of Penetanguishene. This census was taken 7 years prior to the incorporation of the Town of Penetanguishene. It includes the Heads of Household of those living in the village at the time.</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2007-170%20Gendron%20group%20photo%201%20E4%20B2%20R2B%20S6%20Sh4-1080%20(1).jpg" title="Gendron family photo 1875" target="_blank"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2007-170%20Gendron%20group%20photo%201%20E4%20B2%20R2B%20S6%20Sh4-480.jpg" alt="Gendron family photo 1875" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-CA">2007-170, Gendron family group photo, ca. 1875, Copyright: Public Domain<br><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#444444;">Back row, L-R: John Albert, Margaret, Harriette, Frank. Middle row, L-R: Josephine, Charles, Alexander, Carollus Front row, L-R: Delia, Aimee Anne</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":120,"335559740":240,"469777462":[2070],"469777927":[0],"469777928":[1]}" class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#444444;"> </span>​<br></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Charles Gendron, a resident of  Penetanguishene in the 1870s, can be found listed on the 1875 census. In the picture above he is second from the length in the middle row.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;">The original census is held at the Simcoe County Archives. It has also been digitized, and can be viewed in its entirity </span><a href="/Archives/Documents/995-03-Census_incorporated_Village_of_Penetanguishene_26_June_1875%20(1).pdf" title="1875 Census of the Unicorporated Village of Penetanguishene" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;">here</a><span style="font-size:1em;">.</span><br></p><p><strong>​<br></strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">Tax Assessment Rolls</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><em></em><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> Tax Assessment rolls offer a wealth of information about families and individuals. These records provide the name of the head of each household (and often the names of others entitled to the municipal franchise), the type of occupancy (ownership, tenancy, etc.), age, occupation, religion, a description of the property, the school section into which taxes were paid, assessed property values.  Certain other details including assessed statute labour days for males between the ages of 16 and 60, livestock inventories and the number of family members in particular age groups. Simcoe County Archives holds a comprehensive collection of County Tax Assessment Rolls which covers the period from 1858-1912. Many municipalities have also deposited post -1912 Tax Assessment Rolls with the Archives.</span></p><p style="text-align:center;">  <a title="Plough team on 8th Line in Innisfil Township" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/997-39%20Farmers%20with%20plough%20team%208th%20line%20Innisfil%20Twp%20Encl%20E8%20B6%20R1A%20S7%20Sh1%20clean%20crop%20lvl%20shrp%201080%20pixel.jpg" style="font-size:1em;color:#000000;text-align:center;"><img alt="Plough team on 8th Line in Innisfil Township" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/997-39%20Farmers%20with%20plough%20team%208th%20line%20Innisfil%20Twp%20Encl%20E8%20B6%20R1A%20S7%20Sh1%20clean%20crop%20lvl%20shrp%20480%20pixel.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:280px;" /></a></p><div style="text-align:center;">997-39 Plough team on 8th Line in Innisfil Township, ca. 1890-1910<br>Copyright: Public Domain</div><p>Unlike census records and most Vital Statistics, Tax Assessment Rolls are not accessible through online services.  These records are available as hard copies or on microfilm at Simcoe County Archives. <br></p><p><strong></strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">County and Municipal Records</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;">Municipal records are often overlooked as sources of genealogical information.  While they won't necessarily indicate place of birth or marital status, they can nevertheless provide insight into the lives of individuals and families. If a family member were involved in local politics, one may well find their name listed within Council Minutes or By-laws. If they participated in local committees or served on any boards, their activities would have been noted in meeting Minutes.  <span style="font-size:1em;">​</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a title="Simcoe County Council Members,1915" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/966-1%20Simcoe%20County%20Council%20Members%201915%201080%20pixel.jpg" style="font-size:1em;color:#000000;"><img alt="Simcoe County Council Members,1915" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/966-1%20Simcoe%20County%20Council%20Members%201915%201080%20pixel.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:584px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-3-0"><span style="font-size:1em;"> 966-1 Simcoe County Counc</span><span style="font-size:1em;">il Members,1915, Copyright: Public Domain</span></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;">Petitions are yet another source of genealogical information available through municipal records. If a relative signed a petition to establish a local school, for instance, it would provide evidence of their place of residence and activities within the community.​</span></p><p>These are a few examples of how the records of local governments can provide insight into family history. SCA holds municipal records for the County of Simcoe, more than 50 lower-tier municipalities that they have governed, or are currently governing, as well as records from the City of Barrie. These records date back to the nineteenth century, and capture an incredible amount of information about the County and those living here. </p><p><a title="Simcoe County Council Minutes 1846-1952">Simcoe County Council Minutes</a> from1846-1952 have been digitized and can be accessed online <a title="Simcoe County Council Minutes 1846-1952">here</a>.  </p><p><strong>Other resources</strong></p><p>The resources noted above are a small sample of the records available to help researchers discover their family history in Simcoe County. Other popular resources include:</p><ul><li>Directories</li><li>Patent books for the County of Simcoe and District of Muskoka </li><li>Tombstone transcriptions<br></li><li>Community newspapers</li><li>School and church records<br></li></ul><div style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2016-25_2828_Edgar-School-Children_1200.jpg" title="Class photo for School Section Number 6 Edgar in Oro Township, 1893" target="_blank"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2016-25_2828_Edgar-School-Children_Oro-1080.jpg" alt="Class photo for School Section Number 6 Edgar in Oro Township, 1893" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br> 2016-25 <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> Class photo for School Section No. 6 (Edgar) in Oro Township, 1893</span><br></div><p><br></p><p>Information regarding these resources and more can be found in our <em><a href="/Archives/Documents/SCA-Guide-to-Geneaology_2021.pdf" title="A Guide to Genealogical Research" target="_blank">A Guide to Genealogical Research</a></em>. SCA staff are also always happy to help visitors to the Archives. </p><p> <br><br></p>
Researching Black History in Simcoe Countyhttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Black-History-Resources.aspx1/18/2021 3:48:38 PMResearching Black History in Simcoe County<p>​​​​​​​This page will direct users to resources on researching Black History in Simcoe County.​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/black/2017-129%20African%20Methodist%20Episcopal%20Church-2%202000%20E10%20B8%20R3A%20S8%20Sh1.jpg" title="To the image "><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/black/2017-129%20African%20Methodist%20Episcopal%20Church-2%202000_480.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;font-size:12px;" /></a><br><span class="ms-rteStyle-References" style="font-size:1em;font-weight:bold;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">2017-129 African Methodist Epi</span></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-References" style="font-size:1em;font-weight:bold;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">scopal Church front, 2000</span></span></p><div><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Black people have been building lives in North America for as long as there has been a colonial presence here, and this includes the County of Simcoe.</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> There have been </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Title">a number of</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> well-documented migrations of Black people to Simcoe County, primarily from the United Sates and southwestern Ontario, dating back to 1819. Many of those original families settled in </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">the Township of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Oro</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> (today </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Oro-</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Title">Medonte</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">), with later generations branching out to </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">surrounding </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Townships of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Title">Medonte</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> (</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Oro-</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Title">Medonte</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">), Flos and </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Title">Vespra</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> (</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Springwater), </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-ccp-parastyle="Title">Sunnidale</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> (</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of Clearview) </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">and beyond.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></div><div><p> ​T<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">he Simcoe County Archives hold</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">s</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> very few records that predate the 1830s. For this reason, </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">resources listed here will </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">mainly focus</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> on early Black settlements in the County following the War of 1812. These resources will </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">also be of use to those</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> researching Black families and individuals </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">living in Simcoe County </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">through the 19</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-fontsize="12" data-ccp-parastyle="Title">th</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">, 20</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-fontsize="12" data-ccp-parastyle="Title">th</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> and 21</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-fontsize="12" data-ccp-parastyle="Title">st</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> centuries.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p> </div><div><h4 style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2016-25_2828_Edgar-School-Children_1200.jpg" title="Class photo for School Section Number 6 Edgar in Oro Township, 1893" target="_blank"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2016-25_2828_Edgar-School-Children_Oro-1080.jpg" alt="Class photo for School Section Number 6 Edgar in Oro Township, 1893" style="margin:5px;" /></a> 2016-25 <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> Class photo for School Section No. 6 (Edgar) in Oro Township, 1893</span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">T</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">he majority of</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">records</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">were created by agents of the municipal government and/ or white historians </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">and </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">researchers. There are very few records created by Black people, describing their </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">lives and </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">experiences, present in the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">holdings of the Simcoe County </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">Archives. This is an obvious and unfortunate gap in </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">our collections</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">.</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;"> <span class="s1">Archives staff are working to update and improve record descriptions to ensure that Black History resources are well documented and accessible for researchers.</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">The Archives is also </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">seeking</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;"> to </span><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=1312299f-95b2-4723-a41b-ac7d6fb66601" title="Donate records to the Simcoe County Archives" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">acquire</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> records </span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">from </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">interested </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">BIPOC </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">communit</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">y members</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">, businesses, and </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">organizations</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:1em;">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="font-size:1em;"> </span><br></p></div><p style="text-align:left;"> <span style="text-align:center;font-size:12px;"></span></p><div><div><h2> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">​Resources at Simcoe County Archives</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></h2></div><div><div><h3>Blogs and Exhibits<br></h3><ul><li> <a href="/Archives/Pages/black.aspx" title="Black Settlement in Oro Township​" target="_blank">​<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Black Settlement in Oro Township​</span></a></li><li> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1"><a href="/Archives/Pages/Blog/Emancipation-Day.aspx" target="_blank" title="Emancipation Day">Emancipation Day​</a></span></li><li> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><a href="/Archives/Pages/Emancipation_Day_2020.aspx" target="_blank" title="Portrait of a Black Solider who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force: Private Jacob Courtney​">Portrait of a Black Solider who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force: Private Jacob Courtney​</a></span></li><li> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"></span><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=8039b373-5bb4-45f8-b028-724f31461832" target="_blank" title="Simcoe County Remembers Database">Simcoe County Remembers Database</a></li><li> <a href="/Archives/Pages/Discover-Family-History-at-Simcoe-County-Archives.aspx" title="Researching Family History " target="_blank">Researching Family History</a><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> ​</span></li></ul></div><h3> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Institu</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">tional records</span></h3><p>These resources are available <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">for review </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">on site at the Archives. </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">For remote access options please <a href="mailto:archives@simcoe.ca" title="Email the Simcoe County Archives" target="_blank">contact​</a> the Archives.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></div><div><h4> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> ​</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Land records</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></h4></div><div><p></p><p></p><ul><li> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Municipal Tax Assessment Rolls</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></li><li> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Simcoe County Patent Book</span></li></ul><p></p><p style="text-align:center;"></p><h4> <a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/black/wilberforce%20street.jpg" title="imcoe County Patent Book, page 298, features entries of early Black land patent holders in Oro Township, on Wilberforce Street" target="_blank"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/black/wilberforce%20street.jpg" alt="imcoe County Patent Book, page 298, features entries of early Black land patent holders in Oro Township, on Wilberforce Street" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></h4><h4 style="text-align:center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-References"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">​​972-86,​ Simcoe County Patent Book, page 298, features entries of early Black land patent holders in Oro Township, on </span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteStyle-References"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Wilberforce Street</span></span><br></h4><p></p></div></div><div><div><h4> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">School records​, church records, cemetery </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">r</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">ecords</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></h4></div></div><div><div><ul role="list"><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="6" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">School, church, and cemetery </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">records</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">, particularly for the historic </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">T</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">ownships of Flos, </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Medonte</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">, </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Sunnidale</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">, and Oro</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">, as well as the Town of Collingwood</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li></ul></div><div><h3> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Fonds and collections</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></h3></div><div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW221287125 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"><p></p><ul><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Corporation of the Town of Collingwood fonds</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Corporation of the Township of Flos fonds</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Corporation of the Township of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Medonte</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> fonds</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Corporation of the Township of Oro fonds</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Corporation of the Township of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Sunnidale</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> fonds</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Gary E. French collection</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Eileen</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> Murdoch collection</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li></ul><p></p></div></div><div><div><h3> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Finding Aid</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">s</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></h3></div><div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW221287125 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"><p></p><ul><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of Oro Thematic Finding Aid</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Town of Collingwood Thematic Finding Aid</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Medonte</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Thematic Finding Aid</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Sunnidale</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Thematic Finding Aid</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of Flos Thematic Finding Aid</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">S</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">imcoe County Archives Photo Index</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">​Simcoe County Archives Map Index</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></p></li></ul><p></p></div></div><div><div><h3> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Printable</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> Guide​​s</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></h3></div></div><div><div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW221287125 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"><p></p><p></p><ul><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><a href="/Archives/Documents/SCA_Quick-Guide_Black-History-Resources_2021.pdf" title="A Quick Guide to Black History Research at Simcoe County Archives" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:1em;">A Quick Guide to Black History Research at Simcoe County Archives</span></a></span></p></li><li><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="font-size:1em;"></span></span><a href="/Archives/Documents/SCA-Guide-to-Geneaology_2021.pdf" title="A Quick Guide to Family History Research at Simcoe County Archives" target="_blank"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">A Quick Guide to Family History Res​earch at Simcoe County Archives</span></a>​<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p></div><div><h2> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> Townships</span></h2><div><div><h4> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Township of Springwater</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> <br> <ul><li><h4> <a href="https://www.springwater.ca/en/recreation-and-culture/history-and-heritage.aspx#List-of-designated-properties" title="History and Heritage properties: The Davenport Homestead" target="_blank">History and Heritage<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> – Davenport Homestead</span></a></h4></li></ul></span></h4></div><div><p></p><h4> <span style="font-size:1em;">Township of Oro-</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="heading 3" style="font-size:1em;">Medonte</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":200,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="color:#000000;font-size:12px;"> </span><br></h4><p></p></div></div><div><div><ul role="list"><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><h4> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"><a href="https://www.oro-medonte.ca/Pages/Oro-African-Methodist-Episcopal-Church-Re-opened.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2Mj1dRkXKUz3c8oq4Jbedxm3lizm3tK-cLUyg6BZqZmn7jdVFhZKncFUA" title="Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church" target="_blank">Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church</a></span></h4></li><li><h4> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-CA"><a href="https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=12100&pid=0" target="_blank" title="The Canadian Register of Historic Places: Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church">The Canadian Register of Historic Places</a>​​</span></h4></li><li><h4> <a href="https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/recherche-search" title="Parks Canada National Historic Sites: Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church" target="_blank"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-CA"></span>Parks Canada <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">–</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> National Historic Sites</span></a>​</h4></li></ul></div></div><div class="SCXW221287125 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><div><h2> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-parastyle="TOC Heading">Neighboring Regions</span></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":240,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></h2></div></div><div><div><ul><li><h4> <a href="https://www.sheffieldparkblackhistory.com/" title="Sheffield Park Black History Museum" target="_blank"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Sheffield Park Black History Museum</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"> -</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><a href="https://www.sheffieldparkblackhistory.com/" title="Sheffield Park Black History Museum" target="_blank">Clarksburg, Ontario​</a><br><br></span></h4></li><li><h4> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Grey Roots Museum & Archives – Owen Sound, Ontario<br></span><a href="https://greyroots.com/story/black-history-grey-county" title="Grey Roots Museum and Archives Black History" target="_blank">Black Roots in Grey County</a>​</h4></li></ul></div><div><p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:oswald, sans-serif;font-size:1.618em;font-weight:bold;">Provincial and National Archives</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="font-family:oswald, sans-serif;font-size:1.618em;font-weight:bold;"> </span></p></div></div><div><div><p></p><h4> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> <ul><li> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA">Archives of Ontario<br></span><a href="http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/access/black_history.aspx" title="Resources Relating to Black History at the Archives of Ontario" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;">​Resources Relating to Black History at the Archives of Ontario​</a><br><br></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">​​</span><span style="font-size:1em;">Library and Archives of Canada<br></span><a href="https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/history-ethnic-cultural/Pages/blacks.aspx" title="Black History in Canada" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><span style="font-size:1em;">Black History in Canada</span></a></li></ul></span></h4><p></p></div></div><div class="SCXW221287125 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p> <span data-contrast="auto" style="font-size:12px;"></span><br></p></div><p> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:1.236em;font-weight:bold;">Publi​cations:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}" style="font-size:1.236em;font-weight:bold;"> </span></p></div></div><div><div><ul><li><p> <em>A History of Oro Schools, 1836 to 1966</em> <br>Compiled by the Oro School Board Historical Committee, 1967 </p></li><li><p> <em>Emancipation Day:  Celebrating Freedom in Canada </em><br>By Natasha Henry, 2010 <br></p></li><li><p> <em>Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Simcoe: including the district of Muskoka and the townships of Mono and Mulmur for 1872-3 </em> <br>By W.H. Irwin, 1872  </p></li><li><p> <em>Kith ‘N Kin </em><br>Compiled and edited by Joanna McEwen, 1978  ​<br></p></li><li><p> <em>Medonte:  A Township Remembered </em> <br>Compiled by Mary Garbutt, 2003 <br></p></li><li><p> <em>Men of Colour:  An Historical Account of the Black Settlement on Wilberforce Street and in Oro Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, 1819-1949 </em> <br>By Gary E. French, 1978  </p></li><li><p> <em>Sunnidale looks at… Yesterday:  A History of Sunnidale Township </em> <br>Compiled by The Township of Sunnidale, 1984 <br></p></li><li><p> <em>The Oro African Church:  A History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Edgar, Ontario, Canada </em> <br>Edited by Tim Crawford, 1999 <br></p></li><li><p> <em>The Story of Oro </em> <br>Edited by Oro Township Historical Committee, 1987 </p></li><li><p> <em>Wilberforce Street </em> <br>By Janet Read, 1998 ​<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p></div></div><div><div><p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-CA"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":0,"335559740":240}"> </span></span></p></div></div>
Preserving Family Treasureshttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Preserving_Family_Treasures.aspx4/24/2020 2:04:54 PMPreserving Family Treasures<p>​​Blog originally posted April 29, 2020​ <br></p><h3>​​​​​​​​​​​​​<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2009-36_W_Hopkins_B5_1080.jpg" title="W. Hopkins family photograph, ca. 1917">​</a>Have you recently found yourself sorting through the old family records?​​​​​​​​<br></h3><p>​​<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2009-36_W_Hopkins_B5_1080.jpg" title="W. Hopkins Family photo"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2009-36_W_Hopkins_B5_480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="W. Hopkins Family photo" style="font-size:1.156em;margin:0px 85px;width:386px;height:274px;" /></a><br><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​2009-36, W. Hopkins family ​​​ph​otograph​, ca. 19​17.  </span><span style="font-size:0.714em;">​​C​​​opyright:  Pub</span><span style="font-size:0.714em;">lic Domain</span><br></span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Are an​y showing signs of age and neglect?<br></span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​It's likely time for some Archival T.L.C.!  ​​​​​​​​​<br></span></p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​Here are 3 things you can do at home to take ​better ​​care of them.​</span><br></p><h2>1. Tenderly examine the records<br></h2><p>Have a look at the items and note the physical characteristics for each one.</p><p> <strong style="font-size:1em;">What exactly​ do you have?</strong><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/997-105_Blueprint_20000_US_Gal_tank_on_100_foot_%20steel_tower_1923_M2_F13_1080.jpg" title="Blue print of water tower in Springwater Park, 1923" style="font-size:1em;color:#000000;">​</a><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2012-35_Remembrance_Certificate_1889-1902_F11-I-2_1080.jpg" title="Remembrance Certificate"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2012-35_Remembrance_Certificate_1889-1902_F11_I-2_480.jpg" alt="Remembrance Certificate" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:335px;height:620px;" /></a><br><br></p><ul><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">​​Audio tapes</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Blueprints</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Books</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Certificates</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Computer disks</span></li><li>Diaries<br></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">External hard drives</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Glass negatives</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Land records</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Letters and envelopes</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Maps</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Photographs</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Photographic negatives or slides</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Posters</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">Scrapbooks</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:1em;">USBs</span></li><li>Vinyl recordings<br></li></ul><p></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;"></span></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;"></span></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;"></span></p><p> <strong>What is it made of?</strong></p><ul><li>Glass</li><li>Paper</li><li>Parchment​</li><li>Plastic<br></li></ul><div style="text-align:right;"> <span style="font-size:11.424px;text-align:center;">2012-35</span><span style="font-size:11.424px;text-align:center;"> Front ​of </span><span style="font-size:11.424px;text-align:center;">Remembrance Certifica</span><span style="font-size:11.424px;text-align:center;">t</span><span style="font-size:11.424px;text-align:center;">e</span><span style="font-size:11.424px;text-align:center;"> </span><span style="font-size:11.424px;text-align:center;">ca. 1902.  Copyright:  Simcoe County Archives</span>​</div><p> <strong>Is there a mix of materials?</strong></p><ul><li>Photographs have three layers:</li><ul><li>a base layer, i.e. paper or cardboard </li><li>a top layer, i.e. the image you see </li><li>a layer of glue holding the two together</li></ul><li>Vinyl albums may include three or four things:</li><ul><li>vinyl record</li><li>paper sleeve</li><li>album notes on paper</li><li>album cover</li></ul></ul><p>Some items, including the Remembrance Certificate shown above, may​ be acidic because of wooden framing materials. A view of the back clearly shows the the knot from the wood shingles used as backing.  The straight line where two shingles joined is visible on the front (look at the tail and wings of the dove).<br></p><p> <a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2012-35_Remembrance_certificate-back_F11_I-2_1080.jpg" title="Image of acid transfer from wood frame to certificate"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2012-35_Remembrance_certificate-back_F11_I-2_480.jpg" alt="Image of acid transfer from wood frame to certificate" style="margin:5px 175px;width:239px;height:299px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <span style="font-size:1em;">​</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">2012-35 Back of Remembrance Certificate ca. 1902.  Copyright:  Simcoe County Archives</span><br></p><p>Information about preserving archival materials is available <a href="/Archives/Documents/On-line_resources_for_preservation_conservation-2020-04.pdf">on-line</a>. Of particular note are the Canadian Conservation Institute's <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/preventive-conservation/guidelines-collections.html" title="Link to Canadian Conservation Institute" target="_blank"> <em>Care Guides</em></a> for objects​ and collections.  </p><h2>2. Lovingly balance needs and budget<br></h2><p>You can care for many of your records without spending a lot of money. Items generally last longer in spaces where the temperature and Relative Humidity stay constant year-round.</p><p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> <strong>Remember:</strong>  Do not do anything to the records that you can not undo.  </span></p><p>Click <a href="/Archives/Documents/Preservation_to_do_and_to_do_not-2020-04.pdf">here</a>​ for some “Do and Do Not" guidelines.</p><p> <strong>Location</strong></p><ul><li>Move them out of the attic, basement, garage, or shed</li><li>Store them away from direct sunlight, air vents/radiators, and outside walls</li><li>Keep them in little-used closets, cupboards, or drawers </li></ul><p> <strong>Containers</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;"> </strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/SCA_Images_SC_Clerks_Office_fonds_940.jpg" title="Simcoe County Clerk's Office records"> <img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/SCA_Images_SC_Clerks_Office_fonds_480.jpg" alt="Simcoe County Clerk's Office records" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:30px 5px;width:310px;height:246px;" /></a></strong> <span style="font-size:1em;">​There are many storage solutions </span><a href="/Archives/Documents/Sources_of_storage_supplies-2020-04.pdf" style="font-size:1em;">available</a><span style="font-size:1em;">. </span><span style="font-size:1em;">We recomm</span><span style="font-size:1em;">end you use:</span></p><ul><li>Clean, sturdy boxes with handles, such as bankers' boxes</li><li>Plain manilla file folders – dyes will bleed into your items</li><li>New plastic page / photo / slide protectors – old ones may contain PVC, which is bad for archival materials​<br></li><li>Acid-free folders, envelopes and boxes whenever possible<br></li></ul><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;text-align:right;"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​​​​<span style="text-align:right;">Simcoe County Clerk's Office records, ca. 2009. C</span><span style="text-align:right;">opyright:  Simcoe County Archives</span></span></blockquote><p>NOTE:  Avoid using items made of recycled fibres, as they may contain bleach residue.</p><p> <strong>Professional Services</strong></p><p>You may find that your DIY skills are not quite up to the work required. <a href="https://capc-acrp.ca/en/">Professional conservators</a> have training and skills they can use to extend the life of the item.</p><h2>3. Care enough to share with others</h2><p>Always remember that you are only the current caretaker of the family's treasures. Other family members may, or will be, interested in them, too.<br></p><p> <strong>Digitize and share</strong></p><p> <a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/984-16_Thomas_Jebb_B3_R4A_S9_Sh4_1080.jpg" title="Thomas Jebb and dog, ca. 1920"> <img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/984-16_Thomas_Jebb_B3_R4A_S9_Sh4_480.jpg" alt="Thomas Jebb and dog, ca. 1920" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:325px;height:423px;" /></a> <span style="font-size:1em;">Digitize the items, but remember:</span><br></p><ul><li>Scan once, copy many</li><li>Save high-resolution scans in a “Master Copies– Do Not Touch" folder</li><li>For photographs*, include:​​<br></li><ul><li>Names (including the dog's)</li><li>Location</li><li>Date</li><li>Why it is important to your family </li></ul><li>Backup, backup, backup – on internal and external hard drives, USBs, cloud storage, etc.<br></li><li>Store originals and copies in different households in case disaster strikes<br></li></ul><p style="text-align:right;"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1" style="text-align:right;">984-16, Thomas Jebb and dog, ca. 1920</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​.  Copyright:  Public Domain</span><br></p><p></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">* Click </span><a href="/Archives/Pages/Identifying-Family-Photos.aspx" style="font-size:1em;">here</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> for </span> <span style="font-size:1em;">m</span><span style="font-size:1em;">ore information on identifying photographs</span></p><p>Let loose your imagination when sharing copies of your treasures.  C<span style="font-size:1em;">reate slide shows, calendars, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, trivia games</span><span style="font-size:1em;">​, etc.</span><span style="font-size:1em;"><br></span></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;"></span> <strong style="font-size:1em;">Make time for “The Talk"</strong></p><p>Estate planning is essential if you want to keep the family's treasures safe for future generations.</p><ul><li>Ask yourself, “Who in the family is interested in the materials?"</li><li>Talk to them about taking over preservation duties</li><li>If there are no obvious candidates, consider donating the materials to an archives. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=1312299f-95b2-4723-a41b-ac7d6fb66601">Click here to access the Simcoe County Archives Donor Portal</a> and<a href="https://www.archeion.ca/repository/browse">here for a list of archives in Ontario</a></li><li>Tell other members of the family what you are planning to do​<br></li><li>Include specific wishes in your Will<br></li></ul><p>​Do you have questions about how to look after one of your family treasures?  Contact us <a href="mailto:archives@simcoe.ca">archives@simcoe.ca</a>​ </p><p> <a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2007-146_Eastview_Secondary_School_Choir_at_Ontario_Place_Back_B2_R6B_S8_Sh5-1080.jpg" title="Album cover reverse">​</a>​<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/999-21_Macdonald_Gowan_1867_02_13_front_1080.jpg" title="Letter from Sir John A Macdonald"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/999-21_Macdonald_Gowan_1867_02_13_front_480.jpg" alt="Letter from Sir John A Macdonald" style="margin:5px 15px;width:250px;height:198px;" /></a><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/981-21_1024_1917%20Diary_GB%20Strathy_p54-55.JPG" title="G B Strathy Diary"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/981-21_480_1917%20Diary_GB%20Strathy_p54-55.JPG" alt="G B Strathy Diary" style="margin:5px 45px;width:260px;height:197px;" /></a></p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​999-21 Letter from Sir John A Macdonald                                         981-21 GB Strathy Diary, April 1917 pp54-55</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">to Sir James R. Gowan, February 1867                                                      Copyright:  Simcoe County Archives ​</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Copyright:​​ Simcoe County Archives</span>​ <div> <br> <p>Blog amended May 14, 2020.  The broken link to the CCI website was repaired.<br></p></div>
Emancipation Dayhttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Blog/Emancipation-Day.aspx8/2/2017 1:31:14 PMEmancipation Day<p>​​​​​​​​​​​Blog originally posted ​August 1, 2017<br><span style="font-size:1em;">2021</span><span style="font-size:1em;">-01-31 L</span><span style="font-size:1em;">anguage updated to meet current best practice.</span><span style="font-size:1em;">​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​<br></span></p><p>In this blog post we will explore the origins of Emancipation Day in Ontario, and examine the impact of the <em>Slavery Abolition Act</em> on early Black settlement in Simcoe County. This post serves as a good primer to our online exhibit on the <a href="/Archives/Pages/black.aspx" title="The Black Settlement in Oro Township" target="_blank">Wilberforce Street Settlement.​</a><br></p><p>Emancipation Day (August 1st) is celebrated across the British Commonwealth as a commemoration of the passing of the <em>Slavery Abolition Act. </em>The Act was passed on August 28, 1833, which meant that by August 1, 1834 slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire. Emancipation Day has also been long celebrated in Simcoe County. A July 30, 1862 article from <em>The Spirit of the Age</em> describes Emancipation Day celebrations in Barrie (partially lost – brackets represent interpolations):<br></p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p><em>… being the 28</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> Anniversary [of the emanci]pation by England of the</em><em>  </em><em>… slaves, is to be kept by the [pe]ople of this county with more [extraor]dinary signs of rejoicing and thankfulness. They are to meet at Barrie, and among the proceedings of the day have arranged for a religious service, at the conclusion of which a sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Mr. Morgan. In the evening the party will dine together, and afterwards hold a soiree, when several able speakers will address the meeting. The rejoicings are not to be confined to the colored people, but all who feel friendly towards them are desired to join their party. We trust the interesting proceedings will pass off successfully.</em><em><strong>[i]</strong></em></p></blockquote><p> The road to abolition in Ontario passed through Simcoe County and is reflected in the County's​ namesake: <span style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span style="font-size:1em;">John Graves Simcoe, t</span><span style="font-size:1em;">he first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (a pre-cursor to Ontario),</span><span style="font-size:1em;"> was a​​ vocal supporter of the abolitionist movement.  </span></p><p>Unfortunately, this road was far from smooth or direct. By the 1790s the abolitionist movement was gaining traction in the British colonies. ​In March of 1793,​ Chloe Cooley, an enslaved Black woman owned by Sergeant Adam Vrooman, was forcefully restrained by Vrooman as he attempted to take her across the ​Niagara River to New York, where she w​ould be sold. Cooley resisted, and it took three men ​to restrain her. Peter Martin, a Black Loyalist, and William Grisley, a white employee of Vrooman, testified publically to the violence done to Chloe Cooley. Public outcry over Cooley's inhumane treatment allowed Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe to introduce legislation intended to abolish slavery. At the time, the legislature was too invested in slavery  to allow for full abolition, but a compromise was reached in <em>An Act to Prevent the further Introduction of Slaves and to limit the Term of Contracts for Servitude</em> or <em>An Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada</em>. On July 9<sup>th</sup> 1793, Simcoe gave Royal Assent to the bill. ​​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/967-110%20War%20Clouds%20-%20JG%20Simcoe%201080%20F2%20B-2.jpg" title="General John Graves Simcoe" target="_blank"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/967-110%20War%20Clouds%20-%20JG%20Simcoe%20480%20F2%20B-2.jpg" alt="War Clouds, General John Graves Simcoe, First Governor of Upper Canada 1792" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">967-110 "'War Clouds' - General John Graves Simcoe, First Governor of Upper Canada 1792" - J.D. Kelly (1862-1958), Globe Printing Co. 1910</p><p style="text-align:center;">Image Copyright: Public Domain<br></p><p>The Act did not free enslaved people, but it did prevent their importation into Upper Canada. Children born to enslaved parents would be free at age 25, and children of the next generation would be free at birth. Similar Acts were tabled in Lower Canada and the Atlantic Provinces, but they were never passed, with those areas taking their cue instead from the central British government.<br></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">One of the most prominent voices for abolitionism in the British Government was </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/wilberforce_william.shtml" title="William Wilberforce: BBC" style="font-size:1em;">William Wilberforce</a><span style="font-size:1em;">, who was a politician from 1780-1825. He made his first abolition speech in Parliament in 1789. He introduced many abolitionist bills into the House, but in 1807 </span><em style="font-size:1em;">An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade</em><span style="font-size:1em;"> or the </span><em style="font-size:1em;">Slave Trade Act</em><span style="font-size:1em;"> was finally passed. The Act did not free currently enslaved persons​, but was designed to put an end to the slave trade in the British Empire. The bill very much paved the way for the Act of 1833. </span></p><p>This series of legislation had an impact on Simcoe County settlement. The outbreak of the <a href="http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/war-of-1812/" title="Canadian Encyclopedia - War of 1812">War of 1812</a> caused apprehension among Black settlers in Upper Canada, who feared an American victory might return them to slavery.  As a result, many free Black people, some of whom had escaped slavery, volunteered to fight for the British.  One noted militia unit was <a href="https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/the-coloured-corps-african-canadians-and-the-war-of-1812" title="Captain Runchey's Company for Coloured Men">Captain Runchey's Company for Coloured Men</a>, which saw action at Stoney Creek, Queenston Heights, Lundy's Lane, and St. David's.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/2016-25%202960%20Davie%20Thompson%20-%20Oro%20Medonte%201080%20B1%20R601B%20S3%20Sh3.jpg" title="Davy Thompson, Born in Oro Township in 1863" target="_blank"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/2016-25%202960%20Davie%20Thompson%20-%20Oro%20Medonte%20480%20B1%20R601B%20S3%20Sh3.jpg" alt=" Davy Thompson, born in Oro Township in 1863." style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;">2016-25 Davy Thompson, born in Oro Township in 1863.<br><span style="font-size:1em;">I</span><span style="font-size:1em;">mage Copyright: Public Domain</span></p><p>After the War of 1812, it was in Upper Canada's interests to start settling the area between York (now Toronto) and Penetanguishene. Land access to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron was deemed strategically important, particularly in the event of further conflict with the Americans. As a result, between 1819 and 1831 the government of Upper Canada sponsored and encouraged B​lack settlement along the west side of Concession II in Oro Township.  The settlement was called Wilberforce Street, after William Wilberforce. Many of these settlers were Black Loyalists and veterans of the War of 1812. For a more in depth look at the Wilberforce Street Settlement in Oro Township visit our <a href="/Archives/Pages/black.aspx" title="The Black Settlement in Oro Township" target="_blank">online exhibit​</a>. <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/black/wilberforce%20street.jpg" target="_blank" title="Simcoe County Patent Book, page 298 showing Wilberforce Street"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/972-86_Simcoe_County_Patent_Book_page_298_Wilberforce_Street_480.jpg" alt="imcoe County Patent Book, page 298 showing Wilberforce Street" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br>972-86 Simcoe County Patent Book, page 298 showing Wilberforce Street<br><br></p><p>  The <em>Slavery Abolition Act</em>  of 1833 went a long way to making the Canadian provinces a perceived safe haven for refugees fleeing slavery, particularly after the United States passed the <em>Fugitive Slave Act</em> of 1850. This Act strengthened similar legislation from 1793, which required the pursuit and capture of enslaved persons anywhere in the United States. Monetary compensation for the return of enslaved people also resulted in a rise in the capture and enslavement of free people. Between 1850 and 1864 Black settlement in Canada West (another pre-cursor to Ontario) increased dramatically, as settlers sought the freedom granted by the <em>Slavery Abolition Act</em>.<br></p><p>​​ The final statute we refer to here is the <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/08e25" title="Emancipation Day" target="_blank">Emancipation Day Act​</a>, passed by the Government of Ontario in 2008. At that time the province officially recognized August 1<sup>st</sup> as Emancipation Day across the province. Emancipation Day has been long celebrated in the Caribbean. Celebrations now overlap with the Cariba​na Festival in Toronto, which always culminates with festivities on the August long weekend. It is also very close in time to Simcoe Day, which is what we call the Monday of the August long weekend around here and in Toronto, commemorating our first Lieutenant-Governor. Later in the month, August 23<sup>rd</sup> is the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Sources</strong></span></p><p> <span style="font-size:1em;">BBC. "William Wilberforce (1759-1833)." </span><em style="font-size:1em;">BBC</em><span style="font-size:1em;">. 2014. </span><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/wilberforce_william.shtml" style="font-size:1em;">http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/wilberforce_william.shtml</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> Web. 11 Jul. 2017.</span></p><p>Emancipation Day Act. <em>Statutes of Ontario, c. 25</em>. Ontario. 2008. <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/08e25">https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/08e25</a> Web. 11 Jul. 2017.</p><p>French, G. E. <em>Men of colour: An historical account of the black settlement on Wilberforce Street and in Oro Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, 1819-1949</em>. Stroud, Ont.: Kaste Books, 1978.</p><p>Henry, Natasha L. "Chloe Cooley and the Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada." <em>The Canadian Encyclopedia</em>. Toronto: Historica Canada, 2013. <a href="http://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/chloe-cooley-and-the-act-to-limit-slavery-in-upper-canada/">http://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/chloe-cooley-and-the-act-to-limit-slavery-in-upper-canada/</a> Web. 11 Jul. 2017.</p><p>Henry. Natasha L. "Fugitive Slave Act of 1850." <em>The Canadian Encyclopedia</em>. Toronto: Historica Canada, 2014. <a href="http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fugitive-slave-act-of-1850/">http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fugitive-slave-act-of-1850/</a> Web. 11 Jul. 2017.</p><p>Henry, Natasha L. "Slavery Abolition Act, 1833." <em>The Canadian Encyclopedia</em>. Toronto: Historica Canada, 2014. <a href="http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/slavery-abolition-act-1833/">http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/slavery-abolition-act-1833/</a> Web. 11 Jul. 2017.</p><p>Hull Museum. "William Wilberforce – the man." <em>Hull Museum Collections</em>. <a href="http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museumcollections/collections/storydetail.php?irn=691&master=443">http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museumcollections/collections/storydetail.php?irn=691&master=443</a> Web. 11 Jul. 2017.</p><p><em>The Story of Oro</em>. 2<sup>nd</sup> edition. Oro: Oro Historical Committee, 1987. </p><p><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><em>[i] Recorded only in "G.E French. Men of Colour: An historical account of the black settlement on Wilberforce Street and in Oro Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, 1819-1949. Stroud, Ont: Kaste Books, 1978. p. 56-57."</em></span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><em>[ii] p. 9. </em></span><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><em><br></em></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Images</span>:</p><p>Images on this page marked as public domain are free to re-use. If you do re-use public domain images, please credit the Simcoe County Archives as the source and link back to this page.​<br><br></p>
Emancipation Day 2020https://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Emancipation_Day_2020.aspx6/23/2020 5:42:28 PMEmancipation Day 2020<p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:11.424px;">​​​Blog originally posted July 30​​, 2020</span>​​​<br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​August 1st is Emancipation Day, the day on which Ontario ​recognizes ​the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. Many runaway and freed Black </span><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:1em;">​</span><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:1em;">s​la</span><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:1em;">ves se​ttled in Simcoe and Grey Counties in the 1800s. One of them was Abraham Courtney (ca. 1821-1897), an escaped slave from the United States who arrived in Owen Sound about 1860. He ma​​rried Caroline Parker (ca. 1842-1891) and raised a family that included a son who moved to Simcoe County and served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War.​​​</span></p><h2 style="text-align:center;">A Portrait of a Black Sold​ier who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force:  Private Jacob Courtney​​<br></h2><p><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2008-126-Jacob_Courtney_1916-B1R0BS3Sh1-edit-1080.jpg" title="Portrait of Jacob Courtney"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2008-126-Jacob_Courtney_1916-B1R0BS3Sh1-edit-480.jpg" alt="Portrait of Jacob Courtney" class="ms-rtePosition-4" style="margin:5px 170px;width:293px;" /></a> <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">2008-126 Portrait of Jacob Courtney, "A" Company, 157th Battalion, CEF.  Public Domain</span> ​</p><p>​Jacob Courtney (1880-1957) was living in the village of Sunnidale by the spring of 1911. On February 15​​, 1916, he enlisted with the 157th Overseas ​​Battalion, CEF, known​ locally as the “Simcoe Foresters Battalion." <br></p><p>Along with many other resid​ents of west Simcoe County, Jacob Courtney was assigned to the 157th Battalion's “A" Company. A composite photograph of “A" Company and Bugle Band, dated May 1, 1916, contains 252 individual portraits. Courtney's portrait is located in the top row, 6th from the left, along with the other members of the Rear Rank of No. 4 Platoon.  </p><p>​<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2008-126%20A%20Coy%20and%20Bugle%20Band%20157TH%20Simcoe%20Foresters%2001%20May%201916%20photos%20and%20ID-1080.jpg" title="Composite photograh of "A" Company, 157th Bn. CEF"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2008-126%20A%20Coy%20and%20Bugle%20Band%20157TH%20Simcoe%20Foresters%2001%20May%201916%20photos%20and%20ID-480.jpg" alt="Composite photograh of "A" Company, 157th Bn. CEF" style="margin:5px 75px;" /></a><br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">2008-126 "A" Company and Bugle Band, 157th Simcoe Foresters O.S. Battalion, C.E.F., May F​irst, Ninteteen Hundred and Sixteen.  Public Domain.</span><br></p><p>The 157th Battalion was broken up in England and Courtney served with several other CEF units, including the 4th Battalion, and saw action in France. In April 1919, Jacob Courtney was discharged from service in the CEF “by reason of demobilization," sailed from Southampton, England to Halifax, Nova Scotia aboard the Olympic, and from there continued home to Sunnidale Township. ​<br></p><h4>Notes on sources used:<br></h4><p>​Jacob Courtney's <a href="https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=120697" title="Link to Jacob Courtney's Service File">Service File</a>, which contains official information about his military service (Regimental ​Number 642637), is available on Library and Archives Canada's website.<br></p><p>Information about Abraham Courtney and Caroline Parker was gleaned from census returns and available Ontario vital statistics records for themselves and for their children.<br></p><p><a href="https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx" title="Link to Canadian Census returns">Canadian census return​s</a> are also available on Library and Archives Canada's website.<br></p><p><a href="http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/tracing/vsmain.aspx">Ontario Vital Statistics</a> records are available at the Archives of Ontario, as well as through paid subscriptions to Ancestry​.<br></p><p>Additional information about Abraham Courtney was found in the transcription of an interview with Blaine Courtney, a great-grandson, conducted by Dr. Naomi Norquay. <br></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">​“Believe It or Not, I Actually Enjoy It": An Interview with Blaine Courtney.  </span><a href="https://greyroots.com/sites/default/files/naomi_norquay_blaine_courtney_interview_2015.pdf" style="font-size:1em;">https://greyroots.com/sites/default/files/naomi_norquay_blaine_courtney_interview_2015.pdf</a><span style="font-size:1em;">  </span><span style="font-size:1em;">Accessed June 29, 2020</span><span style="font-size:1em;">​</span>​<br></p><p>The 157th Battalion, CEF<span style="font-size:1em;">, was raised by the 35th ​Regiment, Simcoe Foresters, which was the local militia unit.  Both are perpetuated by the </span><a href="http://www.thegreyandsimcoeforesters.org/" title="Link to the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regiment website" style="font-size:1em;">Grey and Simcoe Foresters Infantry Regiment</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> ​of the Canadian Forces Reserve. ​​ The </span><a href="http://www.thegreyandsimcoeforesters.org/jsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=72" title="Link to the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regimental Museum"><span style="font-size:1em;">Grey and Simcoe Foresters Re</span><span style="font-size:1em;">g</span><span style="font-size:1em;">imental Mu</span></a><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="http://www.thegreyandsimcoeforesters.org/jsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=72">seum</a> </span><span style="font-size:1em;">is located at 36 Mulcaster St. in downtown Barrie.</span></p><h4>See also:<br></h4><p>​The Simcoe County Archives' online exhibit, <a href="/Archives/Pages/black.aspx">The Black Settlement in Oro Township​</a>.<br></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">The Simcoe County Archives' <a href="/Archives/Pages/Blog/Emancipation-Day.aspx">Emancipation Day 2017</a> blog post.​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Blog updated 2021-01-13:  Accession numbers for the individual and composite images were corrected.</span></p>
Happy 54th Anniversary, Simcoe County Archiveshttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/An_Overview_of_Simcoe_County_Archives.aspx10/22/2020 1:00:56 PMHappy 54th Anniversary, Simcoe County Archives<p style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​​Blog originally posted November 20, 2020​</span><br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/DSC_0003-1080.jpg" title="Front entrance, Simcoe County Archives"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/DSC_0003-480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-3" alt="Front entrance, Simcoe County Archives" style="font-size:1.156em;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;margin:0px 140px;width:345px;height:227px;" /></a>​<br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​Front entrance, Simcoe County Archives. Copyright: S.C. Archives</span><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="display:none;"></span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">​​The Simcoe Co​unty A</span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">rchives officially opened November 22, 1966. While the building is closed t</span><span style="font-size:18.496px;">o the public</span><span style="font-size:1.156em;"> because of the COVID-19 Pandemic​ staff member​s are working remotely to uphold the Archives' mission:</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">To​ collect, preserve, and m​​​ake available the ​public and private documentary heritage of Simcoe County.​​​​</span></p><h2><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">What Does the Archives Collect?</span></h2><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">We hold ​transfers of public archival records from​:<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/County_of_Simcoe_Records-1080.jpg" title="County of ​​Simcoe Records"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/County_of_Simcoe_Records-480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="County of ​​Simcoe Records" style="margin:5px 10px;width:280px;height:210px;" /></a></span></p><p><span style="font-size:1.156em;">  The County of Simcoe</span><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  All 16 current lower-tier municipalities </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  The City of Barrie​</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1.156em;">​​  More than 30 former lower-tier    municipalities</span></p><p style="text-align:right;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">County of ​​Simcoe Reco​​​​​​rds. Copyright: S.C. Archives</span><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​We collect <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=1312299f-95b2-4723-a41b-ac7d6fb66601">private materials​</a> that document Simcoe County's:<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Norman_Clarke_collection_R5A-1080.jpg" title="​​​Norman D. Clarke​​ collection"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Norman_Clarke_collection_R5A-480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="​​​Norman D. Clarke​​ collection" style="margin:5px 10px;width:300px;height:225px;" /></a><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  ​​​Individuals & </span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">Families​</span></p><p><span style="font-size:18.496px;">  Groups & Organizations</span><span style="font-size:1.156em;"><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Businesses & </span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">Industries</span><span style="font-size:18.496px;"><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Hamlets & Villages​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">  </span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">Towns, Townships, & Cities</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​​</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:0.714em;">​​​​Norman D. Clarke​</span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:0.714em;">​</span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:0.714em;"> colle</span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:0.714em;">ction. Copyright: S.C. Archives​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​We accept records and inf​ormation found ​on,​​​ and in, a variety of formats​:<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Full%20Map%20of%20Angus%201857-1080.jpg" title="Plan of the ​Town of Angus, 1857"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Full%20Map%20of%20Angus%201857-cropped-480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Plan of the ​Town of Angus, 1857" style="margin:5px 10px;width:264px;height:312px;" /></a></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">  Architectural drawings</span></p><p></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Audio tapes​</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Film & video ​tapes      </span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Local & family histories</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Maps & plans       </span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Photographs, slides, & ​negatives</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Textual records​</span></p><p style="text-align:right;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Plan of the Town of Angus, 1857. Copyright: Public Domain</span></p><p></p><h2><span style="font-size:1.156em;">​​​How Does the Archives Preserve Rec​​​ords?</span><br></h2><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">​We have</span><span style="font-size:1.156em;"> buildng </span><span style="font-size:1.156em;">systems​</span><span style="font-size:1.156em;"> in place to maintain industry standards for​:<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/DSC_0062-1080.jpg" title="Mechanical Room, Simcoe County Archives"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/DSC_0062-480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Mechanical Room, Simcoe County Archives" style="margin:5px 10px;width:300px;height:213px;" /></a></span></p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​ ​ Temperature</span></p></blockquote><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Relative Humidity</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Air Quality</span></p><p><span style="font-size:0.714em;"><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:0.714em;">​<br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:0.714em;">M</span><span style="font-size:0.714em;">e</span><span style="font-size:0.714em;">chanical Room, Simcoe County Archives. Co​​pyright: S.C. Archives</span><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">We microfilm some records to better preserve the information they contain:<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/South_Simcoe_and_North_York_Messenger_1891-1080.jpg" title="South Simcoe News & North York Messenger,​ 15 January 1891"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/South_Simcoe_and_North_York_Messenger_1891-cropped-480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="South Simcoe News & North York Messenger,​ 15 January 1891" style="margin:5px 10px;width:238px;height:208px;" /></a>​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Local newspapers (1847-present)</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Municipal By-Laws​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Municipal Tax Rolls</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Tweedsmuir Histories created by local    branches of the Women's Institute</span></p><p style="text-align:right;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">South Simcoe News & North York Messenger,​ 15 January 1891. </span><span style="font-size:0.714em;">C</span><span style="font-size:0.714em;">opyright: Public Domain</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">We re-format records which are stored on a medium that may become obsolete, or to make them easier to access:​​<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/DSC_0010-1080.jpg" title="​Microfilm scanner and workstation"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/DSC_0010-480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="​Microfilm scanner and workstation" style="margin:0px 5px;width:279px;height:185px;" /></a></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Audio​cassette tapes</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  ​Microfilm</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Videocassette tapes​​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Electronic storage devices</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​Microfilm scanner and workstation. Copyright: S.C. Archives​</span></p><h2>HOW DO YOU MAKE RECORDS AVAILABLE TO USERS?</h2><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​We look forw​ard to the day when the Archives​ re-opens to the public and you can once again access records in our Reading Room. In the meantime:<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/DSC_0001-1080.jpg" title="Reading Room, Simcoe County ​Arc​​hives"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/DSC_0001-480.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Reading Room, Simcoe County ​Arc​​hives" style="margin:20px 10px;width:280px;height:186px;" /></a></span></p><p><span style="font-size:1.156em;">  Search the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=49f386df-e50a-40cd-ae38-cb6749416df6" title="Link to Descriptions Database">Archives' Collections</a></span><br></p><p><span style="font-size:1.156em;">  ​Search <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=8039b373-5bb4-45f8-b028-724f31461832">Simcoe County Reme​mbers</a></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Check out the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=574795c2-368e-477d-a917-566b0240fe35">Archives' Blog</a></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Visit the Archives' <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=c971950d-ee58-4bbb-b1e6-cd5f32b06c61">On-line exhibits​</a>​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">  Send an e-mail: <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">archives@simcoe.ca</span></span></p><p style="text-align:right;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:11.424px;">​​​Reading Room, Simcoe County ​Arc​​hives. 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The Simcoe County Remembers Databasehttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Simcoe-County-War-Dead.aspx10/29/2018 1:42:21 PMThe Simcoe County Remembers Database<p> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​​Blog originally posted ​October 29, 2018</span><br></p><p>​The seed of what was to become the <a title="Simcoe County Remembers database" href="/Archives/Pages/Simcoe_County_Remembers.aspx"> <em>Simcoe County Remembers​</em> </a>database was planted in 2007, during a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Simcoe County Historical Association.  Simcoe County's Assistant Archivist, Ellen Millar, was asked if there were a Simcoe County First World War Memorial.  She replied that she did not know of one, but would do some investigating.  The follow-up research revealed three things:  </p><ol><li>A Memorial was created for all residents of Simcoe County who had died during the <a title="Memorializing Simcoe County's Heroes" href="/Archives/Pages/Memorializing-Simcoe-County-Heroes.aspx"> <font color="#0066cc">Second World War</font></a> </li><li>While First World War Memorials for local residents had been erected in communities across Simcoe County, no single memorial was ever dedicated to all county residents</li><li>The Simcoe County Archives' holdings contain a considerable amount of information about those who had died in the <a title="Remembering Vimy" href="/Archives/Pages/Remembering-Vimy.aspx">1914-1918 War </a></li></ol><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/976-26_480_Memorial%20and%20Arena%20Gardens%20Postcard.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:415px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> <em>976-26     Memorial and Arena Gardens, Midland, ca. 1930     Copyright: Public Domain</em></p><p>Using the Archives' records, Ellen began to make a list of Simcoe County's War Dead, slowly gathering a few details from one source, and some more from another, as she carried out her regular duties at the Archives.  Other members of the Archives' staff brought to her attention relevant records which they had also discovered during their work with the collections.  </p><p style="text-align:center;">​<a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/997-133%20Willard%20Touchette%20E4%20B3%20R6B%20S7%20Sh1%201080p.jpg"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/997-133%20Willard%20Touchette%20E4%20B3%20R6B%20S7%20Sh1%20480p.jpg" alt="Man posing in uniform " style="margin:5px;width:217px;" /></a><br><em>997-133     Willard Touchette, ca. 1916     Copyright: Public Domain</em></p><p>Colleagues from several of the County's museums, historical and genealogical societies, friends, and family members also assisted, perhaps unknowingly, with the project.  The County of Simcoe's IT Department also contributed to making the <em>Simcoe County Remembers</em> database a reality.  Thank you to everyone who provided information, support, or expertise.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2009-36_Believe_to_be_Stanley_Penton%20E34%20480p.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:330px;" /> <br> <em>2009-36     Young solider, believed to be Stanley Penton, ca. 1916   Copyright: Public Domain</em></p><p>While a Simcoe County First World War Roll of Honour has been a long time coming, the <em>Simcoe County Remembers</em> database should not be considered a final and complete memorial to the fallen.  The Simcoe County Archives knows that there are names missing which should have been included.  There are also strong suppositions that a few entries, such as the one for “J. Smith," will prove to be duplicates.  But it seemed appropriate that the names of the war dead of Simcoe County, now numbering 1,006, be moved off a static list and made available to the general public in time for the 100<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Armistice.</p><p>And so the Simcoe County Archives has launched <em>Simcoe County Remembers</em>.  It is a resource which we consider to be a starting point to help you remember the men and women of Simcoe County who died during or immediately following the First World War.  We hope that you find the information it contains both meaningful and useful.</p><p>Do you have information about someone who is either included in or missing from the <em>Simcoe County Remembers</em> database?  The Simcoe County Archives would like to hear from you!  Information about how to donate records to the Simcoe County Archives is available <a title="Simcoe County Archives Donor Portal" href="/Archives/Pages/Donor_Portal.aspx">here</a>, or please contact us at 705-726-9331 or <a title="Email Simcoe County Archives" href="mailto:archives@simcoe.ca" target="_blank">archives@simcoe.ca</a>​​<br></p>
Providing Identification for your Family Photographshttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Identifying-Family-Photos.aspx4/22/2020 5:59:17 PMProviding Identification for your Family Photographs<div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​​Blog originally posted April 22, 2020</span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span class="EOP SCXW217293000 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:20.5042px;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui_msfontservice", sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">​</span><span data-contrast="auto" 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style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> women enjoying a drink </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">on a clear spring day</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 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style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">effect</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">)</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">. </span><span class="ContextualSpellingAndGrammarError SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;background-position:left bottom;">Unfortunately</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> that is about all </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">that can be said about this photo</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, 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style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> don’t know </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">the exact year the photograph was taken or </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">on</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" 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title="Unidentifed photograph of five women"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/983-16%20480w%20E57-B1-R4A-S9-SH2%20COPY%20NEG832.jpg" alt="Unidentifed photograph of five women" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">983-16, Unidentifed photograph, n.d.</span></span></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:center;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"><br></span></span></p><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">This picture, along with many others, was donated to the </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Simcoe County A</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" 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the</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">y</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> may be</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> family members. Sometime photographs are inherited,​</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> or found, and </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">no one </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">remembers the </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">people </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">in the photos.  There is still a lot we can learn from a ph</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">oto like this, but without knowing </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">the</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">who</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">, </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">where</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">, and </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">when</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">, we </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">lose</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> a lot of important context.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><br></span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">The good news is that this is an easy (and </span><span class="AdvancedProofingIssue SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;background-position:left bottom;">actually pretty</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> fun) problem to solve. Taking </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">some time</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> to go through family photos and add</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> a bit of information about them is a great </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">at-home project to undertake</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> during social distancing. </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">S</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">taff at </span><span class="ContextualSpellingAndGrammarError SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;background-position:left bottom;">the </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="ContextualSpellingAndGrammarError SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;background-position:left bottom;"> Archives</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> have put together a list of </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">tips and </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">best practices for identifying and describing family photographs </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">to get you started.</span></span></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:center;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2019-135_Nurses-Graduation-1945-480.jpg"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2019-135_Nurses-Graduation-1945-480.jpg" alt="Three women posing nest to each other " style="margin:5px;" /></a>​<br></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:center;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;font-style:italic;text-align:center;">2019-135, McKinlay photo album photograph (front), 1945</span>​<br></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:center;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><br></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:center;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><br></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:center;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><a href="/Archives/PublishingImages/2019-135_Nurses-Graduation-1945_back_1080.jpg"><img src="/Archives/PublishingImages/2019-135_Nurses-Graduation-1945_back_480.jpg" alt="McKinlay photo album photograph back" style="margin:5px;" /></a>​<br></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:center;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><br></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:center;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;font-style:italic;text-align:center;">2019-135, McKinlay photo album photograph (back), 1945</span>​<br></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><br></span></p></div><div class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><div><h2><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-CA">Information to include when identifying photos</span></h2></div><div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Who is in the photo?</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> Identify everyone you recognize and include their position in the photo (For example: Left to right; </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"></span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Margaret McLaren, Bessie McKinlay, Gertie Mitchell​). Be sure to include first and last names if you know them.</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">  And don’t forget to identify the pets!</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> <br><br></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Where was the photo taken?</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> Include the town or city and any information you have about the venue or building. Was the picture taken at the Orillia Opera House? Is </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">it</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> Nana Mary’s house at 123 Elm Street, Midland? Include the address if you know it!<br> </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">When was the photo taken?</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> Include the date in as much detail as possible. This could be “June 14, 1945”, or “Graduation 1945” depending on what you know.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> <br><br></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">What is the photograph showing?</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> Was it taken at a special event? A graduation or birthday? </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Include these details in your description.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> <br><br></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Remember, the more information the better!</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></li></ul></div></div><div class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><div><h2><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">How to record information</span></h2></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">You can record this information on the back of photographs, written lightly in pencil. In a pinch, pen can be used although it is not ideal from a preservation </span><span class="ContextualSpellingAndGrammarError SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;background-position:left bottom;">stand point</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">. If using pen, remember to write lightly to avoid damaging the photograph. Always write on the back of the photo and give the ink time to dry before putting the photo away.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> Pro tips: </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></p></div><div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Write on the back</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">of photos</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Write lightly</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">, but not so lightly that your writing can’t be read</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Use pencil if possible</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">If using pen, make sure to let the ink dry!</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></li></ul></div></div><div class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><div><h2><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span>For digital photos<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="font-size:1.618em;"> </span></h2></div></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Today, most photographs are taken with digital cameras and result in digital files rather than hard copy photos. </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">There are a few ways to add info</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">rmation to these digital files to ensure they are identifiable in future. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><br></span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">One of the most straightforward ways to describe your digital photos is to create an identification key. This ID </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">key will ensure that each file (identified by its file title) will have </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">a </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">who</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">, </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">what,</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">where </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">and </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">when</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> associated with it.  </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><br></span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">ID keys can be as simple or complicated as you like. You can change the file titles of your photos to something descriptive, or you can use the name generated by your camera or device. You can create your key as a Word </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="ContextualSpellingAndGrammarError SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;background-position:left bottom;">document, or</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> try an Excel spreadsheet.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><br></span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">Sample key:</span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><div class="TableContainer SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:2px 0px 2px -5px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;"><table class="Table TableWordWrap SCXW157943435 BCX0" border="1" data-tablestyle="MsoTable15Grid1Light" data-tablelook="1184" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;table-layout:fixed;width:0px;overflow:visible;empty-cells:show;background-color:transparent;border-spacing:0px;"><tbody class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"><tr class="TableRow TableRowSelected SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="row" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;height:auto;"><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="rowheader" data-celllook="256" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:1px 1px 2px;border-style:solid;border-color:#999999 #999999 #666666;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">File title</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="columnheader" data-celllook="256" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:1px 1px 2px 0px;border-style:solid solid solid none;border-top-color:#999999;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#666666;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Date</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="columnheader" data-celllook="256" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:1px 1px 2px 0px;border-style:solid solid solid none;border-top-color:#999999;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#666666;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Description</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td></tr><tr class="TableRow TableRowSelected SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="row" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;height:auto;"><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="rowheader" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;border-left-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">DC3109</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">July 1, 2009</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Canada Day Parade, Dunlop Street, Barrie. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td></tr><tr class="TableRow TableRowSelected SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="row" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;height:auto;"><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="rowheader" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;border-left-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">DC3110</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">July 2, 2009</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Miller family home. 123 Elm Street, Orillia. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td></tr><tr class="TableRow TableRowSelected SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="row" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;height:auto;"><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" role="rowheader" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px;border-style:none solid solid;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;border-left-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Miller-family-picnic</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">July 3, 2009</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td><td class="SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-celllook="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:top;overflow:visible;background-color:transparent;border-width:0px 1px 1px 0px;border-style:none solid solid none;border-right-color:#999999;border-bottom-color:#999999;width:207px;"><div class="TableCellContent SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px 4px;overflow:visible;"><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">Miller family picnic, </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="SpellingError SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-position:left bottom;">Awenda</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> Provincial Park. Left to right: Jane Miller, </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Simcoe County Archives has created a <a href="/Archives/Documents/Photo-ID-Template.docx" title="Photo Identification Key Template">basic template</a>​ in Word that you are welcome to use.​</span></span></span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;font-size:12pt;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW157943435 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;font-size:12pt;">Those are just a few tips to get you started on identifying your family photos. We hope you have fun!</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW157943435 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;line-height:19.425px;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span></span></p></div><p class="Paragraph SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, arial_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:19.425px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW217293000 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"><br></span></span></p></div><p>​​<br></p>
Local Food Week in Ontariohttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Local-Food-Week-Ontario.aspx6/4/2018 7:19:32 PMLocal Food Week in Ontario<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">​​​Blog originally posted ​June 4, 2018</span><br></p><p>Happy Local Food Week!  Simcoe County's residents and visitors have been enjoying th<span style="font-size:1em;">e </span><a href="https://experience.simcoe.ca/Shared%20Documents/TourismSimcoeCounty_Agri-CulinaryMap-2017.pdf" style="font-size:1em;">local bounty</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> for a very long time.  The Simcoe County Archives' blog post this month provides an historical glimpse into some of the food that has been grown and/or harvested here.</span></p><p>There is archaeological evidence in Simcoe County that members of unknown Indigenous communities strategically sank wooden stakes into the waterbed of the Narrows between Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe more than 5,000 calendar years ago.  In the centuries immediately prior to the arrival of Europeans in 1650, members of the Huron-Wendat used the existing weirs, and added more to them.  The <a title="The secrets of the Mnjikaning Fish Weirs" href="http://anishinabeknews.ca/2017/05/21/the-secrets-of-the-mnjikaning-fish-weirs/">Mnjikaning Fish Weirs</a> is now a national historic site.</p><p>More recently, residents and visitors have fished from shores, docks, watercraft, and through the ice of the county's many bodies of water.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a title="Indigenous guides fishing from an unknown dock or pier " href="/Archives/PublishingImages/978-23%20Two%20native%20guides%20at%20Copperhead%20Dock%20-%201080%20E7%20B3%20R3B%20S3%20Sh2.jpg"><img alt="Indigenous guides fishing from an unknown dock or pier " src="/Archives/PublishingImages/978-23%20Two%20native%20guides%20at%20Copperhead%20Dock%20-%20480%20E7%20B3%20R3B%20S3%20Sh2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>978-23 – </em><span lang="EN"><em>Indigenous guides fishing from an unknown dock or pier </em></span><em>– Copyright:  Public Domain</em></p><p style="text-align:left;">Starting in the early to mid 1800s, European settlers cleared the lands, planted a variety of crops and fruit trees, including onions and apples, and then sold the harvest at local town <a title="Simcoe County Farmers Market " href="https://experience.simcoe.ca/eat">markets</a>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a title="Field of onions on the Brown Farm, near what is now Barrie's Kozlov Centre " href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/986-50%20Cundles%20Rd%20top%20of%20picture%20Koslov%20Rd%20field%20of%20onions%20contract%20Robert%20Brown%20Wallace%20Brown%20top%20left%201080.jpg"><img alt="Field of onions on the Brown Farm, near what is now Barrie's Kozlov Centre " src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/986-50%20Cundles%20Rd%20top%20of%20picture%20Koslov%20Rd%20field%20of%20onions%20contract%20Robert%20Brown%20Wallace%20Brown%20top%20left%20480.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>986-50 – Field of onions on the Brown Farm, near what is now Barrie's Kozlov Centre – Copyright:  Public Domain</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em><a title="Archibald Currie apple picking in the early 1900s " href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/979-76%201080w%20Archibald%20Currie%20apple%20picking%20early%201900s%20Encl%20A%20E1%20B4%20R3B%20S3%20Sh5.jpg"><img alt="Archibald Currie apple picking in the early 1900s " src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/979-76%20480w%20Archibald%20Currie%20apple%20picking%20early%201900s%20Encl%20A%20E1%20B4%20R3B%20S3%20Sh5.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a></em> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>979-76 – Archibald Currie apple picking in the early 1900s – Copyright:  Public Domain</em></p><p style="text-align:left;"><a title="Village of Beeton History" href="https://www.newtecumseth.ca/en/parks-recreation-and-culture/local-history.aspx#">Beeton</a> was so named when the community was granted a post office.  Postmaster David A. Jones was also a prominent beekeeper and publisher of The Canadian Bee Journal.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><a title="The Canadian Bee Journal " href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/971-03%201080w%20Canadian%20Bee%20Journal%20R1B%20S10%20Sh1.jpg"><img alt="The Canadian Bee Journal " src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/971-03%20480w%20Canadian%20Bee%20Journal%20R1B%20S10%20Sh1.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>971-03 – The Canadian Bee Journal – Copyright:  Public Domain</em></p><p style="text-align:left;">Indigenous residents of Simcoe County taught European settlers how to gather sap from sugar maple trees and boil it down to a sweet syrup.  In 1849, more than 160,000 lbs (72,574 kg) of mapl​e suga​r was produced in Simcoe County.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a title="Gathering sap in Medonte Township " href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/2016-25%202963%201080w%20Gathering%20Sap%20-%20Oro%20Medonte%20B1%20R601B%20S3%20Sh3.jpg"><img alt="Gathering sap in Medonte Township " src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/2016-25%202963%20480w%20Gathering%20Sap%20-%20Oro%20Medonte%20B1%20R601B%20S3%20Sh3.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:480px;" /></a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>2016-25 – Gathering sap in Medonte Township – Copyright:  Public Domain</em></p><p style="text-align:left;">In the 1920s, the <a title="Town of BWG History" href="https://www.townofbwg.com/CommEvents/history">Holland Marsh</a> was drained to form a large area or fertile land suitable for the growing of a wide variety of vegetables destined for Ontario and foreign markets. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a title="Potato picking in the Holland Marsh " href="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/2008-56%201080w%20Federal%20Farms%20farming%20activities%202%20E21%20B1%20R4B%20S5%20Sh1.jpg"><img alt="Potato picking in the Holland Marsh " src="/Archives/PublishingImages/Pages/Blog/2008-56%20480w%20Federal%20Farms%20farming%20activities%202%20E21%20B1%20R4B%20S5%20Sh1.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>2008-56 – Potato picking in the Holland Marsh – Copyright:  Federal Farms Limited, used with permission</em></p><p><a title="Simcoe County Council" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=1b94985b-ce61-4029-bd89-5b96d8ad74f6">Simcoe County Council</a> struck an Agriculture Committee in 1928 and it continued under various names until the 1980s, when its mandate was assumed by the Environmental Service Committee.  During the Second World War, the Council also created an Agricultural War Production Committee.  The aim of both committees was to promote the development and implementation of systems for agricultural improvements and sustainability in Simcoe County.  Minutes and reports for the historic committees of Simcoe County Council are available at the Archives.  You can search <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=49f386df-e50a-40cd-ae38-cb6749416df6">here</a> for descriptions of the records.</p><p>Bon Appetit!<br></p><p>Note:<br></p><p>June 29, 2020. Links to the history of Beeton and farm markets in Simcoe County were updated, and a link to a list of local maple syrup producers was removed; the site is no longer available.<br></p>
Remembering Vimyhttps://www.simcoe.ca/Archives/Pages/Remembering-Vimy.aspx3/30/2017 3:23:02 PMRemembering Vimy<p style="text-align:left;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2">​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-5 ms-rteThemeFontFace-2">​​​​April 9-12, 1917</span></strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Blog originally posted March 30, 2017</span></p><p><strong>Introduction</strong></p><p>The story of the <a title="The Battle of Vimy Ridge Exhibit" href="http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/vimy/index_e.shtml">Battle of Vimy Ridge </a>has become entwined in the history of Canada.  It marked the first time during the Great War that the four Canadian divisions were brought together to fight for a common objective: to launch an assault on a strategic piece of land the Germans had held since 1914.  The resulting victory, and its human losses, have been commemorated by Canadians ever since.  Those who fought and lived had memories to recall, and the dead were remembered by those they had known and loved at home, while enduring memorials were constructed as reminders to subsequent generations.  Evidence of those memories, in memoriams, and memorials are preserved at the Simcoe County Archives. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">THE MEMORIES</strong></p><p><strong>"Battle of Arras began this am"</strong></p><p>During the First World War, Gerard Breckenridge Strathy (1880-1963) was an officer in the Canad<a title="Enlarge diary pages" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/981-21_1024_1917%20Diary_GB%20Strathy_p54-55.JPG"><img class="ms-rteImage-3 ms-rtePosition-1" alt="G.B. Strathy Diary, April 1917" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/981-21_480_1917%20Diary_GB%20Strathy_p54-55.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:380px;height:293px;" /></a>ian Army Medical Corps.  In April 1917 he was serving with the <a title="In Good Hands Exhibit" href="http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/Robertson/Canadian_Casualty_Clearing_Station.aspx">No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station</a> based at Remy Siding.  </p><p>In his personal diary entry for Monday, April 9, 1917, Strathy wrote: "News in to-day that Canadians have captured Vimy Ridge… a great stunt if true."</p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">981-21  Morton Family Collection - G.B. Strathy Diary, 1917.     Copyright:  </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Public domain.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span> </p><p><strong>"Vive. Vive Canadien"</strong></p><p>Christopher George Cook (1892-1979) was born in Cookstown, Simcoe County, and <a title="Full essay and poem" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/CG%20COOK_Vimy%20Ridge%20Collection.pdf"><img class="ms-rteImage-3 ms-rtePosition-1" alt="C.G. Cook poem "The Night Before Vimy"" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/986-39_480_The%20Night%20Before%20Vimy_CG%20Cook_Pg%201.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:340px;height:425px;" /></a>enlisted in the 169<sup>th</sup> Overseas Battalion on January 24, 1916.  He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry "in the field" on March 6, 1917.  </p><p>Cook had worked at the Cookstown Advocate for a time before the war and apparently never got the ink out of his system.  His <a title="Article re. C.G. Cook" href="http://www.inthehills.ca/2017/03/current/remembrance-vimy-ridge/">essay and poem</a> in memory of Vimy were likely written during the 1960s or 1970s.</p><p> </p><p><strong></strong>  </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">986-39  Essay and Poem by Christopher George Cook.     Copyright:  C.G. Cook Estate, used with permission.</span></p><p> </p><p><strong></strong> <strong>"Albert to Ypres – 60 miles"</strong></p><p><a title="Norman D. Clarke - Canadian Great War Project" href="http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=71060">Norman D. Clarke</a> (1893-1977), enlisted in the 5<sup>th</sup> University Company on November 30, <a title="Enlarge atlas pages" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/979-38_1024_War%20Atlas%20and%20Gazetteer.JPG"><img class="ms-rtePosition-1 ms-rteImage-3" alt="The Times War Atlas and Gazetteer - The Western Theatre - Calais to the Meuse" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/979-38_480_War%20Atlas%20and%20Gazetteer.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:340px;height:254px;" /></a>1915.   He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry "in the field" on June 9, 1916.  ​Among the many volumes in Clarke's private library was a copy of <em>The Times War Atlas and Gazetteer</em>, which was published the same year.  The Atlas included maps of the war areas as well as statistics relating to the "belligerent countries."</p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">979-38   Norman D. Clarke collection - <em>The Times Atlas and Gazetteer, 1916</em>.     Copyright:  Public domain.</span></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>IN MEMORIAM</strong></span></p><p><strong>"Died in the service of his King and Country"</strong><a title="Enlarge page" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/969-42_1024_Francis%20Goodwin%20Rankin_Memorial%20service%20pamplet_cover.jpg"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2 ms-rteImage-3" alt="Order of Service - in memory of Francis Goodwin Rankin, May 1917" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/969-42_480_Francis%20Goodwin%20Rankin_Memorial%20service%20pamplet_cover.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:448px;" /></a></p><p>Francis Goodwin Rankin (1896-1917), was the son of Henry Thomas and Frances Melinda (Goodwin) Rankin.  On <a title="F. G. Rankin Attestation Paper" href="http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=587722">September 3, 1915 </a>he enlisted with the 76<sup>th</sup> Battalion in Niagara Camp, and later served with the 4<sup>th</sup> (Central Ontario) Battalion.  Rankin died on April 10, 1917, just a few months past his 21<sup>st</sup> birthday.  </p><p>​​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>A service in Rankin's memory was held at St. John's Anglican Church, Cookstown, at 8 o'clock in the evening of May 4, 1917.  The Order of Service also included the words to the four hymns which were sung.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">969-42 R. Graham Estate collection - Order of Service in Memory of Francis Goodwin Rankin.     Copyright:  Public domain</span></p><p dir="rtl" style="text-align:right;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span> 969-42</p><p><strong></strong> <strong>"In morning Jack got a message by wire..."</strong></p><p><img class="ms-rteImage-3 ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Transcription of diary entry" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/Wiggins_Transcription4.png" style="margin:5px;width:265px;" />Laura (McMurray) Wiggins was born in Sunnidale Township in 1880, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Clubine) McMurray.  In 1913 she married John W. (Jack) Wiggins and moved to Severn Bridge, Muskoka District.  </p><p>Her diary entry of April 12, 1917 noted that her husband had received news by wire that <a title="S. Mearing Service File" href="http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B6088-S029">Sid Mearing</a>, a former resident of Orillia, had died of wounds on April 6<sup>th</sup>.</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">     972-33 Laura Wiggins collection - Laura Wiggins Diary, 1916-1921.     Copyright:  L. Wiggins Estate</span></p></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote><p><strong></strong> </p><p> <strong>"… killed in action at Vimy Ridge"</strong></p><p><a title="Enlarge scrapbook page" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/967-129_1024_BOYES%20WWI%20Soldiers%20Scrapbook%202_p30%20copy.JPG"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2 ms-rteImage-3" alt="A. Boyes WWI Scrapbook" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/967-129_BOYES%20WWI%20Soldiers%20Scrapbook%202_p30_480.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:340px;height:516px;" /></a>During the First World War, local and national newspapers and magazines routinely published photographs of, and obituaries for, those who had died.  Individuals then clipped the items and pasted them into scrapbooks.  </p><p>One donated to the Simcoe County Archives by Annie Boyes includes a newspaper clipping re. <a title="T.R. Speers Obituary in Barrie Northern Advance" href="http://news.ourontario.ca/barrie/2770234/page/8">Thomas Robert Speers</a> (1882-1917), second son of Mrs. and Mrs. James Speers of Barrie.  Speers fought at Vimy and died between April 8<sup>th</sup> and 10<sup>th</sup>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>      <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">967-129 Annie Boyes collection - WWI Scrapbook.     Copyright:  Public domain.</span></p></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">THE MEMORIALS</strong></p><p><strong>"No known grave"</strong></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><a title="Enlarge image" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/969-31_1024_Vimy%20Memorial_R0A%20S11%20S0.jpg"><img class="ms-rtePosition-4 ms-rteImage-3" alt="Vimy Memorial postcard" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/969-31_480_Vimy%20Memorial_R0A%20S11%20S0.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:480px;height:326px;" /></a> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">      969-31 Haughton photograph album - postcard of Vimy Memorial.     Copyright:  Public domain.</span></p></blockquote></blockquote><p>While there are other memorial sites located in the vicinity of Vimy Ridge, the <a title="Canadian National Vimy Memorial" href="http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/overseas/first-world-war/france/vimy">monument</a> designed by architect Walter Seymour Allward commands the most attention.  It both commemorates the Battle of Vimy Ridge and stands as a tribute to all Canadians who gave or risked their lives during the First World War.  Unveiled by King Edward VIII on July 26, 1936, the figure of "Canada Bereft" looks down on the ramparts and the inscribed names of 11,285 Canadians who were killed in France and who have no known grave.  Included are William Robert McKay and William Chester Pettit, both of Tottenham, who fought and died at Vimy.</p><p> </p><p><strong>"Wreaths can be placed on graves at any time…"</strong></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>   <a title="Full booklet" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/9620-1320_1024_Combined_Wreaths%20for%20War%20Graves.JPG"><img class="ms-rtePosition-4 ms-rteImage-3" alt="Wreaths for War Graves booklet" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/9620-1320_480_Wreaths%20for%20War%20Graves%20bklt_cover.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:360px;height:500px;" /></a></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">9620-1320  Wreaths for War Graves booklet.     Copyright:  Public domain.</span></p></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote><p>The graves of the more than 7,000 buried in <a title="Commonwealth War Graves Commission" href="http://www.cwgc.org/">cemeteries</a> within a 20-kilometre radius of the National Memorial at Vimy Ridge could not be personally visited by the majority of their family members and friends.  The St. Barnabas Hostels was established in 1919, "to help relatives of the fallen in every possible way."  This included making arrangements for wreaths, blessed by the chaplain, to be placed on graves at any time, but especially for Armistice Day, Christmas Day and Easter.</p><p> </p><p><strong>"To the memory of those who gave their lives…"   </strong></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p><a title="Enlarge image" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/976-26_1024_Memorial%20and%20Arena%20Gardens%20Postcard.jpg"><img class="ms-rtePosition-4 ms-rteImage-3" alt="Memorial and Arena Gardens, Midland, Ontario, postcard" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/976-26_480_Memorial%20and%20Arena%20Gardens%20Postcard.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:480px;height:313px;" /></a> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">976-26 Memorial and Arena Gardens, Midland, Ontario, Canada postcard.     Copyright:  Public domain.</span> </p></blockquote></blockquote><p>Dedicated to the memory of those who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918, <a title="Tour the War Memorials of Simcoe County" href="http://maps.simcoe.ca/StoryMaps/WarMemorial/#">Midland's Memorial</a> was unveiled on June 1, 1927.  Four of the 68 names engraved on the monument are of men who fell during the battle at Vimy:  Oscar French, David Green, John Lowes, and Albert Walker Sterrett.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-5">Remembering Vimy, April 9-12, 1917</strong><a title="Enlarge poppy" href="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/985-66_1024_Poppy.JPG"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Cloth poppy" src="/Archives/PublishingImages/dpt/arc/Vimy_Exhibit/985-66%20Poppy_edit_1024.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:151px;" /></a></p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p dir="ltr"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">From:  </span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-2">For the Fallen</em><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">, by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)</span></span></p><p dir="ltr">They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:</p><p dir="ltr">Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.</p><p dir="ltr">At the going down of the sun and in the morning</p><p dir="ltr">We will remember them.</p><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p dir="ltr"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">985-66 Morton collection - <a title="The History of the Poppy" href="https://www.legion.ca/remembrance/the-poppy/history-of-the-poppy#:~:text=The%20significance%20of%20the%20Poppy%2cthe%20area%20of%20Flanders%2c%20France.">Cloth poppy</a>     Copyright:  Simcoe County Archives</span></p></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Images</span>: </p><p>Images on this page marked as public domain are free to re-use. If you do re-use public domain images, please credit the Simcoe County Archives as the source and link back to this page.<br></p><p>Note:</p><p>June 29, 2020.  The link to the "History of the Poppy" website was updated.<br></p>