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Collection and Research


The archives contain the following resources for the former Reach, Scugog, Port Perry, and Cartwright townships, now all part of the Township of Scugog:

  • Assessment rolls
  • Birth/death/marriage registers
  • Personal and agricultural census
  • Municipal records
  • Newspapers
  • Women's Institute records
  • Deeds, maps, municipal records and school records

We also have genealogy files catalogued by family name, a number of detailed family trees from local families and an extensive photographic collection.

Access to archival holdings are available by appointment only.

Visit our Research Room at no cost during open hours. This resource library includes local and general history books. Open hours for 2024: Opening May 18th 2024, Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Submit a Research Request

To submit a research request please complete the form below. Requests are completed in the order of which they are received.

Once your request is received, staff will check our holdings and let you know what materials are available at no charge. If you would like to review any materials found, a fee will apply. Staff completed research is available at an additional charge. Please see fee structure below.

Research request fees help us with conservation of the collection and your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Research Fees

General Research Fee

Fee for staff pulling materials within our holdings for researcher to review.

$17.50 +hst

Per Day

Staff Research Fee

Fee for staff completing research within our holdings.

$32.00 +hst

Per Hour

Photo Scanning / Digital File

$17.50 +hst

Per Photo

Photo Scanning / Digital File – Additional

Per additional copy.

$6.00 +hst

Per Photo


$1.00 +hst

Per Copy

Your Museum Online!

The Scugog Shores Museum Village and Archives is continuously working to digitize the collection.

To view photos of the collection and digital exhibits please visit our Google Arts and Culture platform.

To view digitized copies of select archival research material such as Assessment Rolls and Burial Registries, please visit our VitaCollections platform.

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada

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