Although it is National Archives Week in Canada, there some archives which celebrate it at other times during the year.
But one archives which celebrates it is the Grimsby Historical Society Archives in Grimbsy, Ontario.
This little archives has as its logo “We preserve Grimsby’s past for the future”.
Yet the little archives which is acting way beyond its weight, has inputted 525 entries onto www.OurOntario.ca, a huge province-wide database. They have also researched and added more than 1,500 pieces of information to the archives’ First World War file. And they have added more than 2,000 newspaper clippings to the collection, as well as scanning thousands of photos and documents for the collection. The database of obituaries – very important especially for family history researchers – now has 7,800 entries. And all of this work has been done by volunteers!
So if you are in the area, drop in and say ‘Hello’.
The website is at http://www.grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com/