Peterborough County Genealogy
Archives And Genealogical Societies

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Kawartha Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Address: Box 861, Peterborough, ON K9J 7A2

Kawartha Branch covers the counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, and Victoria

Significant Genealogical Holdings
Library, housed in the Main Branch of the Peterborough Public Library
Extensive family histories
Original settlers
Cemetery transcriptions (275 cemeteries)
Online articles for beginners

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Kawartha Ancestral Research Association

Address: 730 The Kingsway, Unit 3, Peterborough, ON K9J 6W6
Phone: 705-743-7668

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Lang Pioneer Village and Museum

Address: 104 Lang Road, Keene, Ontario K0L 2G0
Phone: 705-295-6694, Toll free: 1-866-289-5264

Significant Genealogical Holdings
Land Registry documents for Peterborough County and some Northumberland County:
    Copy Books
    Grantor / Grantee indexs
    General Registers
    Some Abstract Indexes
    Some Land and Plan Indexes

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Peterborough Museum and Archives

Address: Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street E, PO Box 143, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y5
Phone: 705-743-5180 Toll Free: 855-738-3755

Significant Genealogical Holdings
Family records
Early business records and notable Peterborough companies
Early catalogues and promotional material
Clubs and associations' records and minute books
Early Peterborough Examiner newspapers
Records of Peterborough County Court, 1830 to 1900

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Trent University Archives

Address: Room 117, Thomas J. Bata Library, 1600 West Bank Dr, Peterborough ON K9L 0G2
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext 7413

Significant Genealogical Holdings
Genealogical resources are interspersed throughout the holdings at Trent University Archives. There are a variety of resources including family papers and correspondence, birth, marriage and death records, census and assessment records, court records of legal cases, deeds, wills, store ledgers and accounts, business records and records of organizations and groups.
The Archives is open to the Trent community and the public. See:

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Trent Valley Archives

Address: 567 Carnegie Ave, Peterborough, ON K9L 1N1
Phone: 705-745-4404

Since 1989, Trent Valley Archives has promoted the preservation, identification and care of archives in the Trent Valley region. We support access to archival collections as well as the development of public regional and county or municipal archives. We encourage businesses and organizations to archive pertinent records and help individuals to care for their documents. Moreover, since 1998, we have maintained an archival repository with a collections mandate to accept original and copied archival documents relating to the Trent Valley. At present, we have more than 1000 cubic feet of documents relating to the people, events and places connected with the Trent Valley.

Significant Genealogical Holdings
Names Database - 3 million names
Land records for Peterborough County
Municipal records for the Twp of North Kawartha and its predecessors
Parish records for the RC Diocese of Peterborough and for St John Anglican in Peterborough
Many newspaper on microfilm
Many family trees, histories, and files
Plus other items

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