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Part of cover of Belleville assessment roll for 1854

What's in a Ward?

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 12:45 PM

The project to digitize Belleville’s early assessment rolls reached a milestone in April, with all the rolls from 1853 to 1900 now photographed and available online at

Group of students at the Ontario Business College, 1903.

An International Clientele

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022 02:21 PM

In 2020, the Community Archives received some records relating to the former Ontario Business College, which operated in Belleville from 1865 to 1999. They include student registration...

Store with name Pasmore over window and family sitting outside. There are pennants and flags decorating the trees around the building.

A Caring Couple

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022 08:28 AM

William Julius Pasmore (1841-1915) lived and worked in Deseronto  in the early 1900s. He was a physician, who ran a pharmacy with his wife, Laura (born Laura Hendry in 1852)....

Web archive for the Community Archives

Archiving the Web

Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 12:08 PM

In 2021 the Community Archives became part of the Community Webs program run by the Internet Archive. This initiative helps organizations to create locally-focused archives of...

Man running in a road race with a car alongside him.

The Trenton to Belleville Road Race

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 08:36 AM

A new donation all the way from New Mexico has given some additional context to this photograph of a road race between Trenton and Belleville.

A young man in athletic clothing with a trophy.In a family album of otherwise unidentified...