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Grimsby Historical Society

Service: Archives

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-309-0796
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Elaine Magri, Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator
Alternate Contact Dorothy Turcotte, Archivist
Site Details
Areas Served Grimsby
Located In Community Grimsby
Address & Map
Carnegie Building
25 Adelaide St
Grimsby, ON L3M 4G5
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Intersection Ontario St and Adelaide St
Mailing Address Box 294 
Grimsby, ON L3M 4G5
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19: Closed to in-person visits until further notice. 
The present day Grimsby Historical Society was formed in 1949 and has since been collecting archival material relating to the history and people of Grimsby. Established to organize and preserve the material and make it accessible to the public. 
The collection includes diaries, directories, publications, scrapbooks and family history documents. The organization now has material on the government of North Grimsby Township, as well as several gifts of family histories to help those conducting genealogical research within Ontario.  
Also keeps files on more than one hundred area families. Some files containing considerable genealogical information, particularly on the Cline and Nelles families. 
Also located at the Archives is a growing collection of resources relative to Grimsby streets and homes. 
The Archives has a number of Genealogy Specialists available to assist in discovering family history.
Hours Mon, Wed 9 am-3 pm * Fri 9 am-12 noon * All other times by appointment
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit. Appointments outside of regular hours are required
Languages English
Fees Service - $20 per hour to have Archives complete your research request when emailed or telephoned in ; Donation - Donations appreciated ; None - Most services
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established GHS 1949 - Archives 1999
Service Categories Archives ; Historical Societies
Print Material Books 
Legacy - The Nelles Story - Pioneers, Loyalists, Founding Families by Dorothy Turcotte, $20. 
People and Places From Grimsby's Past by Dorothy Turcotte. $20 
Annals of the Forty, Vols 1-10, compiled by Ruby Janet Powell. $10 per volume. 
Greetings from Grimsby Park. $20 
Gleanings From Grimsby, by Dorothy Turcotte, 2007. $25 
More Gleanings From Grimsby, by Dorothy Turcotte 2020 $20