Sunday, 13 November 2011

Have You Written Your List and Checked it Twice?

Are You Ready for Your Day at the Archives? To get the most out of the day, it will be important to have a list of the records you are hoping to find while you are there. If you are interested in looking at original documents, you need to give the Archives 3 days notice since the documents are stored off-site. However, every document is available on microfilm and will be readily accessible that day.

Here again is a list of the records that might be of interest to you:
    • Brant County Land Deeds - 1834 - 1876 are on films GS1801 - GS1816 depending on the year.
    • Alphabetical Index to Wills 1830 - 1917 is available on film GS1819
    • Births from 1869-1914 are found on MS931 films 1-18
    • The Indexes to birth and still birth registers are on RG80-4
    • Indexes to birth, marriage and death registers are on RG80-11
    • Divorces granted between 1867-1930 are only available through Library and Archives Canada
    • Divorces granted between 1931 - 1979 are available through the Ontario Archives
    • Brant Sanitorium Patient Case Files 1913-1958 RG10-157
    • Homewood Sanitorium Death and Discharge Records 1909-1918 RG63-D-6
    • Criminal Justice reports:
      • Criminal Investigation Reports and Records 1901-0921 RG23-RG26
      • Major Criminal Investigation Reports (solved cases) 1922-1969 RG23-29
      • OPP members diaries/notebooks/journals 1925-1989 RG23-30
      • Special Investigations Branch Crime Reports 1936-1984 RG23-49
      • Criminal Investigation Reports and Files 1922-1970 RG23-50
      • Major Occurrence Reports 1969-1983 RG23-51
    • Brant County Coroner's Reports 1931 RG22-1195
    • Norfolk County Coroner's Reports 1912-1965 RG22-3695
    • Ontario County Coroner's Reports 1896-1935 RG22-3895
    • Office of the Fire Marshall investigation records 1929-1988 RG33-30

    There are lots of other records available, but this will give you a good idea about how to prepare. Write a list of the people you want to find out more about. Write down the dates and the records you want to access. That will make your time at the Archives more productive. We will get a 20 minute orientation once we are there.
See you on the bus!!

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