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Archival Series Port Arthur Records

Port Arthur Crest (w180xh180) Port Arthur was established as a Town in 1884 and as a City in 1907. The following series reflect the operations of Port Arthur prior to amalgamation in 1970 with the City of Fort William.

The City of Thunder Bay Archives uses four categories to describe how access may be granted to archival records:

(A) Fully Accessible
(A*) Records in question are generally available for public use, but some files may be restricted. Archives staff will perform a quick review upon request for access and may require you to file a formal request for some files or documents.
(RST) Records are restricted and require a formal request for access. Access to records may be denied based on restrictions in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A research agreement may need to be signed prior to having access to these records.
(PIB) These records are a Personal Information Bank and may only be accessed by the person to whom the records relate, or that person's representative.
Series without a classification code have not yet been designated, but are also be subject to Freedom of Information/Privacy legislation

Requests for records classified as Restricted may be redirected as formal requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In any case, requests for access will be processed as quickly as possible but cannot be done on the spot.

On most computers, you can search any of the finding aid PDF documents once opened by pressing CTRL-F or selecting "Find."


Series 17

(A)

Series 18

(A)

Series 19

(A)

Series 20

(A)

Series 21

(A)

Series 22

(RST)

Series 23

(A)

Series 24

(A*)

Series 25 (RST)

Series 26

(RST)

Series 27

(A)

Series 28

(A*)

Series 29

(A*)

Series 30

(A)

Series 33

(RST)

Series 34

(A*)

Series 35

(A*)

Series 36

(A*)

Series 37

(A*)

Series 38

(A*)

Series 39

(A*)

Series 44

(A)

Series 45

(A)

Series 46

(A*)

Series 47

(A)

Series 48

(A)

Series 49

(RST)

Series 50

(A)

Series 51

(A)

Series 52

(RST)

Series 53

(A)

Series 54

(RST)

Series 55

(A*)

Series 56

(A*)

Series 57

(A)

Series 58

(A*)

Series 59

(A)

Series 60

(A)

Series 62

(A)

Series 63 (A*)

Series 64

(A*)

Series 65

(A*)

Series 88

(A)

Series 92 (A)

Series 93

(A)

Series 94

(A)

Series 95

(A)

Series 96

(A)

Series 99

(A*)

Series 101

(A*)

Series 102

(A*)

Series 105

(A*)

Series 110

(A)

Series 111

(A*)

Series 118

(A)

Series 124

(A)

Series 127

(A*)

Series 133

(A*)

Series 145

(A)

Series 146

(A)

Series 147

(A)

Series 166

(A)

Series 167

(A)

Series 169

(A*)

Series 170

(A)

Series 173

(A*)

Series 174

(A)

Series 177

(A)

Series 178

(A)

Series 183

(A*)

Series 184

(A)

Series 195 (A)

Series 201

(A)

Series 204

(A)

Series 214 (PIB)

Series 215

(A)

Series 218 (A)

Series 221

(A)

Series 238 (A)
Series 273 (A)
Series 274 (A)
Series 445  (A) 
Series 451 (A) 

 

Vital Records

Access to vital records is governed by the Vital Statistics Act (1990).

Records will be made available after a period of:

  • 95 years (records of births)
  • 80 years (records of marriages)
  • 70 years (records of deaths)

For any record more recent, all requests for access should be directed to:

  • The Office of the Registrar General
  • P.O. Box 4600
  • 189 Red River Road
  • Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6L8
  • 1-800-461-2156
  • InfoMGS@ontario.ca

File titles and descriptions are listed as they appear in the original records and have not been edited. These file listings may therefore contain variant spellings, inaccuracies, or terms which are now considered offensive. They have been left in this original format for historical authenticity.