A.P.O.L.R.O.D. stands for "Association for the Preservation of Ontario Land Registry Office Documents". This association is a volunteer movement which arose to meet a grave threat, the imminent loss of vital historical documents in Ontario. The association's membership includes genealogists, archivists and individuals who are interested in local history.
Their goal has been to devise plans for the transfer of Land Registry Instruments to secure locations for their preservation and archival use. The transfer of Renfrew County Records in the fall of 2000 to the Arnprior & District Archives is the latest step in this process.
The Land Registry documents comprise one hundred years of history; that is, documents registered at the Renfrew County Land Registry from 1858 - 1958. This embodies approximately 150 Abstract Indexes and about 250,000 individual instruments ( including wills, deeds, etc. ) and is of great interest to those tracing family histories.
These documents housed in the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives are originals and may be viewed and photocopied. Record of these documents remain in Pembroke Land Registry in microfilm format.
Collection contains abstract indexes and instruments for the following geographical areas: