The Simcoe County Archives manages the permanent records of both the County of Simcoe and its constituent municipalities. The Archives documents the collective memory of the County by acquiring and preserving the historical record in all recording media.
To search through our collections please visit our online
Descriptions database. For a deeper dive into Simcoe County's history check out our Research Guides and Tools, Online Exhibits, the Simcoe County Remembers database, and the Archives blog.
Online appointment booking
The Simcoe County Archives is now open to the public by appointment only.
Researchers and members of the general public can book an onsite visit to the Archives. Appointments will also be available for reference services and to schedule record donations. Please visit the Archives Booking Service page for more information, or to schedule your appointment.
Archives Booking Service
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 1, 2023
September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. To learn more about Simcoe County's shared history with Indigenous peoples and communities, please visit our resource page: Researching Indigenous Histories in Simcoe County
Congratulations Ellen Millar, Corporate & Municipal Records Archivist!
May 12, 2023
Ellen is the 2023 recipient of the Archives Association of Ontario Alexander Fraser Award.
This prestigious award is presented to individuals who have contributed in a significant way to the advancement of the archival community in Ontario. Since joining the staff of the Simcoe County Archives in 1995, Ellen has consistently demonstrated exceptional knowledge and professionalism. She has served on the boards of the AAO's Municipal Archives Interest Group, the Simcoe County Historical Association, and the Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Ancestors. A popular speaker in communities throughout the County, Ellen's written work includes posts on the Archives' Blog, three editions of the Directory to Municipal Archives in Ontario and a chapter of In Pursuit of the Archvial Endeavour: The Story of the Archives Association of Ontario. Her personal research work into Simcoe County's military history lay the foundations for the Simcoe County Remembers database that the SCA launched in 2018. Recently, she assisted with emergency response and disaster-recovery efforts following a flood in a public office and a fire at a local church.
This is a well-deserved achievement. Congratulations again Ellen!