A new project from the Community Archives might be of interest to you. We have scanned the 1871 Hastings County assessment roll
and would like your help in making the names in it available to the public
Each municipality in the county of Hastings regularly sent a copy of its assessment roll to the county authorities. The rolls list each occupier of lands, with details of the property, its value, and additional information such as the occupation of the individual, how many people were in their household and even how many sheep, horses and cattle they owned.
Transcribing the information in these records gives us a picture of the way Hastings County had been settled by 1871, and expands on the information available to us from the national census which was taken in the same year.