‘One of the first things I digitized and uploaded to Internet Archive was the “Collections of the Lennox and Addington Historical Society” Finding Aid. ‘ Lisa Lawlis, L&A Digital Strategist Archivist
To access the index please visit https://lennoxaddington.pastperfectonline.com/
“Collections of the Lennox and Addington Historical Society” is a Finding Aid for records related to the early history of Lennox and Addington County. Included are records about Midland District, Upper Canada, United Empire Loyalists, Napanee, genealogy, military records, business records, land records, legal records and personal correspondence. The records range in date from 1790 – 1920’s. Please contact the archivist for more information about the records.
The Finding Aid has been scanned and uploaded in a book format allowing researchers to flip through the pages as if they were holding the document in their hands. Internet Archive also offers a search function in the document which is great for finding your ancestor’s name!
You can also search the Finding Aid via the record descriptions on Past Perfect online under ‘Keyword Search’. For help with this resource please contact the archivist!
One record we digitized for the online collection was the School Record Book from John C. Clark from 1810. This record is from the Thomas Willet Casey (1834 – 1910) Collection from the Lennox and Addington Historical Society. “Thomas Willet Casey was born on October 25th, 1834 on a farm in Adolphustown. His father, Willet W. Casey, a prominent political figure, sat in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1811 to 1812 and again from 1817 to 1820. Thomas W. Casey, a journalist, published or edited at various times the Napanee Standard, the Napanee Express, the Napanee Beaver and the Casket. He became widely known as the author of ‘Old Time Records’, a series of genealogical and historical articles on settlers around the Bay of Quinte. During his lifetime Casey amassed an impressive amount of information on local history and lore which are preserved in editorial articles and his notebooks.” (Collections of the Lennox and Addington Historical Society, page 42.)