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Archives, Libraries, Museums, etc.

Archives and Research Centres

Anglican Diocese of Toronto Archives
135 Adelaide St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1L8
416 363-6021
Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (to 3 p.m. in July and August)

Archives Association of Ontario
258 Adelaide St. E., Suite #202
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
Phone: 416-533-9592
Fax: 416-533-1481
E-mail: aao@aao.fis.utoronto.ca

Archives of Ontario
77 Grenville Street
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2R9
416 327-1600 (or Ontario only: 1-800-668-9933)

Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N3
Genealogy Reference Desk / Services de renseignements généalogique
613 996-7458
Fax / Télécopieur : 613 995-6274
Reading Room hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Statutory Holidays - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The place to go for most of your genealogical investigation.

Oshawa Community Museum and Archives
Simcoe St. S.
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8
905 436-7624
Fax: 905 436-7625
Hours: September to May, Mondays to Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June to August, Mondays to Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Oshawa Family History Centre
632 Thornton Road North
Oshawa, Ontario
905 728-3151

Scugog Shores Historical Museum Village and Archives
16210 Island Road
R.R. 3
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B4
905 985-3589
Fax: 905 985-3492
Hours: Victoria Day to Labour Day - Tuesdays to Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Off Season - Tuesdays to Fridays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Uxbridge-Scott Museum and Archives
Mailing address: Box 1301, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1N5
Location: Concession 6, about 1/4 mile north of Durham Road 8. Hours: From May to October, open on holiday Mondays and Wednesday to Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and all non-holiday Mondays.
905 852-5854

Town of Whitby Archives
Whitby Centennial Building
416 Centre Street South
Whitby, Ontario
905 668-5570

Whitby Historical Society Archives
603 Harriet Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 1L4

Family History and Genealogy

Ontario Genealogical Society
40 Orchard View Boulevard
Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9
416 489-0734
fax: 416 489-9803

Durham Branch, OGS
Box 174
Whitby, Ontario L1N 5S1
Whitby-Oshawa has copied and published nearly all the cemetery records for the southern part of the Durham Region. Birth, marriage, and death records have been copied in Bowmanville and Darlington; the Bowmanville Burial Book from 1857 (10,000) entries and other miscellaneous birth, marriage, and death entries from other townships.
Note: Name changed January 2005 from Whitby-Oshawa Branch to Durham Region Branch.

Historical Societies

Ajax Historical Board
65 Harwood Avenue South
Ajax, Ontario L1S 2H9

Beaverton-Thorah-Eldon Historical Society
Box 314
Beaverton, Ontario L0K 1A0

Cannington & Area Historical Society
Box 196
Cannington, Ontario L0E 1E0

Lake Scugog Historical Society
c/o Scugog Shores Historical Museum
16210 Island Road
R.R. 3
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B4
416 985-3589
Fax: 416 985-3492

Oshawa & District Historical Society
Box 2303
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7V5

Oshawa Historical Society
1450 Simcoe Street South (in Lakeview Park)
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8
Phone: 905 436-7624
Fax: 905 436-7625

United Empire Loyalist Association Branches

Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society
Mailing address: Box 1301, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1N5
Location: Concession 6, about 1/4 mile north of Durham Road 8.

Whitby Historical Society
123 Brock Street South
Whitby, Ontario L1N 4J9
Phone: 905 556-9822

Whitevale Historical Society
Box 64
Whitevale, Ontario L0H 1M0

Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committees (LACACs)

Ajax LACAC
Town of Ajax
65 Harwood Avenue South
Ajax, Ontario L1S 2H9

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Inc.
Durham Region
Box 171
Whitby, Ontario L1N 5S1

Heritage Oshawa - LACAC
City of Oshawa
50 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z7
905 436-3853

Pickering LACAC
Town of Pickering
1710 Kingston Road
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C7

Scugog
Mr. Peter Hvidsten, Chair, Heritage Scugog
Township of Scugog
Box 780
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1A7
Phone: 905 985-7346

Uxbridge Township LACAC
Township of Uxbridge
Box 190
Uxbridge, Ontario L0C 1K0

Whitby LACAC
Town of Whitby
575 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario L1N 2M8

Libraries

Ajax library branches and hours

Clarington Public Library - Bowmanville Branch
62 Temperance St.
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3A8
Hours: See web site.
905 623-7322

Clarington Public Library - Courtice Branch
Courtice Community Centre
2950 Courtice Road
Courtice, Ontario L1E 2H8
Hours: See web site.
905 404-0707

Clarington Public Library - Newcastle Village Branch
50 Mill Street North
Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1L4
Hours: See web site.
905 987-4844

Clarington Public Library - Clarke Branch
127 Church Street
Orono, Ontario L0B 1M0
Hours: See web site.
905 983-5507

Metropolitan Toronto Central Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8

Ontario Genealogical Society Library
Canadiana Collection, North York Library
North York Centre
North York, Ontario M2N 5N9
416 495-3427

Oshawa Public Library - hours and locations
65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1N2

Scugog Memorial Public Library
231 Water Street, P.O. Box 1049, Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1A8
Phone: 905 985-7686
Fax: 905 985-7210
E-mail: scugogref@powergate.ca

Whitby Public Library - Main Branch
405 Dundas St. W.
Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1
416 668-6531 Fax: 416 668-7445
Website
This library has the Whitby-Oshawa Branch, OGS, holdings. They have transcriptions of most of the cemeteries in Ontario County. They have scrapbooks about Whitby history, indexes to local newspapers from 1850, and census records from 18421-189; also the Land Record Index and the Registry Office Deeds are both here on microfilm. Family Histories include: Anderson, Barclay, Bengough, Dryden, Frost, Fuller, Greenwood, Gould, Jam, Hare, Mackey, Newman, Perry and Stillwell.

Whitby Public Library - Brooklin Branch
Vipond Road
Brooklin, Ontario L0B 1C0
(416) 655-3191

Whitby Public Library - Rossland Branch
701 Rossland Rd. E. #9 & #10
Whitby, Ontario L1N 8Y9

Township of Uxbridge Public Library
P.O. Box 279
9 Toronto Street South
Uxbridge, Ontario L0C 1K0

Museums

Beaver River Museum
Box 314
284 Simcoe Street
Beaverton, Ontario L0K 1A0

Canadian Automotive Museum
99 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4G7
905 576-1222
Fax: 905 576-1223
Hours: Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.

Cannington and Area Centennial Museum
Box 196
Cannington, Ontario L0E 1E0

Oshawa Community Museum and Archives
Hours: September to May, Mondays to Fridays - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sundays - 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; June to August, Mondays to Fridays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1450 Simcoe St. South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8
905 436-7624
Fax: 905 436-7625

Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum
Oshawa Airport (south field)
1000 Stevenson Road North
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada L1J 5P5
905 728-6199
Call for hours and to arrange tours.

Oshawa Sydenham Museum
Box 2303
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7V5

Parkwood Estate
270 Simcoe Street N., Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4T5
Phone: 905 433-4311
Fax: 905 721-4765
Email: info@parkwoodestate.com
Hours: June to August, Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; September to May, Tuesday to Sunday, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Pickering Museum Village
Greenwood, Ontario
Highway 7 between Brock Road and Westney Road
Phone: 905 683-8401
Mailing address: Pickering Museum Village, c/o City of Pickering, One The Esplanade, Pickering, Ontario L1V 6K7

Pickering Museum Village Foundation - Secretary
Phone / Fax: 905 839 1734
E-mail: mary.cook@sympatico.ca

Scugog Shores Historical Museum Village and Archives
16210 Island Road
R.R. 3
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B4
Phone: 416 985-33589
Fax: 416 985-3492
Hours: Victoria Day to Labour Day - Tuesdays to Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Uxbridge-Scott Museum and Archives
Mailing address: Box 1301, Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1N5
Location: Concession 6, about 1/4 mile north of Durham Road 8.

Whitby Museum
Box 281
Whitby, Ontario L1N 5S1

Miscellaneous

Ontario Folk Arts Council
Box 342
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7L3

 

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