CA ON00156 CB
City of Belleville records
- 1836-2009 (Creation)
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50 m of textual records
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The Town of Belleville, Ontario was incorporated effective January 1, 1850 under the terms of the Baldwin Act, Chapter 81, Canada Statutes, 1849. The town became a City in 1878. In 1998 it amalgamated with the surrounding Township of Thurlow.
Some of these records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario in 1987-1988 through a Resolution by the Belleville Council.
They were returned to the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County from the Archives of Ontario in spring 2016.
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This fonds consists of the official records of the City of Belleville, including Council Minutes, 1836-1879 and 1896-1959; by-laws, 1850-1931; collectors and assessment rolls, 1853-1955; miscellaneous treasurer's records, 1853-1966; City Clerk's scrapbooks, 1971-1984; Police Magistrate's record book, 1884-1888.
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A catalogue of the City of Belleville records was prepared prior to 2000 by members of the Hastings County Historical Society under the direction of Gerry Boyce. The arrangement and numbering system used then has been maintained in the current finding aid, with minor alterations. Materials received later from the Archives of Ontario have been incorporated into that arrangement.
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There are no restrictions on reproduction.
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At the Archives of Ontario, Council Minutes are available on microfilm MS 889, 1836-1860; MS 282, 1860-1879; assessment rolls, 1853-1899 are available on microfilm MS 753, MS 838, and MS 890.
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- City of Belleville (Creator)
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