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Detail of picture showing Hastings County Courthouse

Help for house historians

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:20 AM

New owners of old houses in Belleville and Hastings are often interested in finding out who built the property and when, or who has lived in it since. Taxation records can...

Santa Claus parade in Belleville, 1954,

Finding a film-maker

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 07:41 AM

Local videographer, Sean Scally, recently offered to digitize the Community Archives' small collection of home movies. The collection holds only twelve short films, but we know...

First page of Trenton minute book of 1853 to 1860

Trenton's early years

Posted on Monday, February 01, 2021 08:33 AM

The official opening of the Community Archives in April 2016 also celebrated the transfer of some records of Hastings County from the Archives of Ontario. These records had originally...

Sample of Bay of Quinte tartan

From Treason to Tartan

Posted on Monday, January 04, 2021 02:32 PM

The Hastings County Historical Society collected archival materials for more than 50 years, amassing thousands of files and photographs. The core of the Society’s collection is...

Man and child walking away from ice-fishing huts on frozen Bay of Quinte.

Ice in the Bay

Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 09:00 AM

A recent transfer of records from the Gerry O’Connor Water Treatment Plant of the City of Belleville’s Environmental Services Department turned up a book which was maintained by...