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Follow this link to learn how to trace your family history using the records held by the Archives of Ontario

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Please note – the Archives of Ontario, located at York University’s Keele campus, is still open for business during York University’s strike of teaching assistants and other academic staff.

Strike picket lines may be set up at York University entrances. Getting onsite may be delayed.

Please continue to check your local transit websites for the most up to date information and temporary changes in bus stops.

Please note the Archives of Ontario will be closed at the following times: [More]
•   March 29 – Closing at 5:00 pm for Holy Thursday (No Extended Hours)
•   March 30 – Good Friday
•   April 2 – Easter Monday

Genealogy Day at the Archives
Join the Archives of Ontario for Archives Awareness Week 2018! On April 5 we will be celebrating archives ‘unique potential to inspire people, bring communities together and discover how genealogists are using archives.
Vital Statistics Records Released
1936 marriages and 1946 death registrations are available now on
1933-1936 marriages and 1943-1946 deaths are available on the website for free in the Archives of Ontario Reading Room as well as in all public libraries across Ontario. Please note that the 1869-1912 births, 1869-1927 marriages and 1869-1937 deaths continue to be available on the Family Search website at Family Search website.
Historical Document Project
Access digital copies of select Ontario government publications from the Archives of Ontario’s library collection, including Ontario budgets and Ministry of Finance taxation studies and reports.
Footpaths to Freeways: The Artistry of Moma Markovich
The Archives’ latest onsite exhibit explores the Era of Confederation through the stories of four family groups in Ontario, and how their lives intersected with larger historical forces of the period. Family Ties also includes a look at how Ontario celebrated the Centennial anniversary of Confederation in 1967.