Filling in a family tree can be both exciting and daunting, and the Museum & Archives is here to help you fill in some of the blanks.

Staff is here to help, and we can give you starting points to your search for those elusive ancestors. We can help you navigate our genealogical sources as well as direct you to helpful online tools.

Can’t make it here? Contact the Museum and Archives for distance genealogical research assistance.

In addition to our extensive genealogy collection, researchers have access to Ancestry.ca: Library Edition, in the Archives reading room. Connect to the WiFi on your own device to access your home subscription of Ancestry.ca and fill in those family tree gaps as you dig into our collections.

What's Here

Local Newspapers

Current subscriptions to local newspapers include the Napanee Guide and the Napanee Beaver, available on microfilm and print formats. Local area papers including the Napanee Standard and the Napanee Express, starting in the early 1800s are available on microfilm.

 

Genealogical Resources

Family genealogies, birth/marriage/death indices from local newspapers and the Archives of Ontario vital statistic microfilm reel indices, census records for our county (1851-1911), cemetery transcriptions (see CemSearch in our Links section), Crown land grant index, published genealogical sources, and the full run of The Christian Guardian on microfilm.

 

Municipal Records

The Archives acquires and preserves records from L&A County and its township records including assessment roles, voter’s lists, minutes, and other early records from the 19th century - present.

 

Material Requests

Researchers are encouraged to request archival material in advance of visiting the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives. Please contact the Archivist at 613-354-3027 or contact us to request an appointment to view archival records.

 

PastPerfect Lennox & Addington

PastPerfect Lennox & Addington is an online database that describes the artifacts and archival records that document the history and development of our great county.