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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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The Archives of Ontario brings education to life with resources and online lesson plans

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Explore the Archives' collections using our research guides and various Databases

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Please note the Archives of Ontario will be closed at the following times:
April 17th – Closing at 5:00 pm for Holy Thursday (No Extended Hours)
April 18th – Good Friday
April 21st – Easter Monday
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NOTICE - Huronia Regional Centre Records

A settlement agreement reached in a class action lawsuit brought against Ontario by former residents of Huronia Regional Centre was approved in Superior Court on December 3, 2013. [More]

Good news for genealogists! You can now access over 3,100 digitized patent plans on the Archives of Ontario’s Visual Database. [More]
Grab your camera and get involved on Flickr! Recreate our fascinating historical photographs of neighbourhoods and landmarks across the province. We’ll provide the “then”… you provide the “now”! To participate, click here.
Ever wonder what it was like to live as one of Ontario’s elite during the Victorian Age? The scrapbook of Mary Murray Hendrie is the subject of a new Archives of Ontario exhibit. Now in our Reading Room! [More]
Get immersed in our new exhibit commemorating the World War I centenary. Using letters between soldier Harry Mason and his sweetheart, Sadie Arbuckle, Dear Sadie tells the moving story of their relationship while it explores the reality of war. [More]