The Archives provides people with a window to the past. The Archives collects papers, records, photographs, oral history and other documentary sources which help the researcher to discover and interpret the history of the county and the stories of the people of the county. The Reading Room is part of the Museum and Archives complex. The Archives collection includes municipal records.
Genealogical Research Collections
Genealogical resources contain published and unpublished genealogies, published genealogical reference works, micrographic sources, card indices and family files. The collection includes the census for our county (1851-1911) and a microfilmded copy of the census. Family files are the research notes created by volunteers or outside researchers. On site researchers may also access Ancestory.ca and other online databases.
The Archives has municipal papers from the County of Lennox and Addington, the old Town of Napanee, villages of Newburgh and Bath, and townships within the County. The Archives also has a wide collection of papers of local residents and organizations, documenting the 19th and 20th centuries in Lennox and Addington. A historical library of new and older books complements the archives. The Museum is the custodian of the Napanee Standard, Napanee Express, Napanee Beaver, The Heritage and other local newspapers. The Archives has over 700 reels of microfilm.
The Photograph Collection
There are over 10,000 original images in the collections of the Lennox and Addington Historical Society.
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The Archives is currently located on the second floor, there is no elevator. As required, staff will meet with clients in the museum and retrieve material for their research.