Lanark Ontario Canada History Archives: Preserving Our Heritage
Almonte Mill & Perth Courthouse
Cookhouse & School
Pakenham Bridge
Roller Mill & Threshing Bee
Mill of Kintail


What is Archives Lanark

The Archives is a central repository for historical and genealogical documents pertaining to the cultural, genealogical and historical heritage of Lanark County, in eastern Ontario.

Who visits Archives Lanark

Anyone interested in the history or genealogy of Lanark County. Local historians, students, and family members who wish to search their roots are welcome to visit and explore our resources with trained volunteers ready to help.

What We Offer

The Archives is equipped with photocopiers and microfiche/microfilm readers. We have internet available to assist with internet searches. Original land deeds and most other official records are available for viewing. Archives volunteers will retrieve them upon request. Volunteer guided research enables novices and experienced researchers to access our records in a productive and thorough way. Copying of archival material is for the purpose of research only. Use for any other purpose is subject to copyright laws. The Archives reserves the right to limit access to photocopying/ scanning of documents that are restricted for privacy reasons or fragile condition.

Open since 2002, collections include land records and original deeds from the mid 20th century for all 14 original townships in the County; original newspapers; local listings for cemeteries, census, church and community groups; scrapbooks and publications.

We are an independent, non profit, volunteer organization, incorporated in Ontario and a registered charity in Canada. The nine-member Board includes representation from County Council.