A resource which has advanced archival research immensely is ARCHEION. ARCHEION is a database of archival holdings in Ontario created under the auspices of the Canadian Council of Archives and the Archives Association of Ontario. This electronic "union list" of resources is linked to the national list, Archives Canada. Trent University Archives was a participant in the pilot project and we have all of our records submitted to ARCHEION complete with clickable links to our full-text, on-line finding aids. ARCHEION and Archives Canada are important aids to researchers as they may search for archival holdings throughout Ontario and across Canada by title, subject, repository or name.
The Heritage Canada project is a ten year project designed to digitize significant Canadian archival collections. Broadly it covers genealogy, government documents, aboriginal history, military history and important collections of private papers from archival collections all over the country.
The University of Saskatchewan maintains an excellent site which organizes and lists archives across Canada by type. Even if an archives doesn't have all its finding aids on-line, just knowing the hours, an address and a contact person can be very useful. The list is on the Archives Canada website.
Locally, Peterborough Museum and Archives, managed by the Culture & Heritage Division of the City of Peterborough, is an excellent resource for material related to the City of Peterborough and its history. Contact the PMA for further information and to make an appointment.
Thanks to the City of Peterborough, local historical City and County directories have been digitized and are available online. These are a tremendous resource for those researching the local area.
Following are links to web sites of additional organizations with local resources:
Trent Radio (web site is includes a database of their collection of audio records)
The Trent University Library subscribes to a number of primary document databases. Note: some may be limited to members of the Trent community.
Other sites which comprise supplementary research resources are listed with annotations on a separate page. Another page with additional information pertaining to archival functions, legislation, etc. will be useful as well.