Simcoe County, Ontario Genealogy

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Guide to Simcoe County ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Civil Registration

Birth

Marriage

Death


Writing for a More Recent Birth, Marriage, or Death Record

  • ServiceOntario, Birth Records is the only government-authorized source for obtaining birth certificates. Go to the section entitled "Order a Birth Search". This is the most economical, searches the widest time period, and allows searches for people not immediately related. A letter of information is provided rather than a certificate.
  • ServiceOntario, Marriage Records offers a marriage search option and a historical certificate option.
  • ServiceOntario, Death Records offers a death search option and a historical certificate option. Also official death certificates are available to a wider range of relatives than birth and marriage certificates.

FamilySearch Library Microfilmed Records

Some of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:

a. Click on records for Canada, Ontario, Simcoe County. You will see a list of available records for the county.
b. You will also see above the list the link Places within Canada, Ontario, Simcoe County. This will take you to a list of towns in the counties, which are links to records for the specific town.
c. Click on any topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. The microfilm icon indicates it is only available on microfilm and can be viewed at the Family History Library and some family history centers.

Census Records


Year Census Links

1800-1842

Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842

Ancestry $

1851

Canada Census, 1851

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1861

Census of Canada, 1861

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1871

Census of Canada, 1871

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1881

Census of Canada, 1881

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
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1891

Census of Canada, 1891

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1901

Census of Canada, 1901

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com $

1911

Census of Canada, 1911

Archives of Canada
FamilySearch
Ancestry $

1921

Census of Canada, 1921

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Church Records

Church records can include baptisms, marriages, burials, membership lists, financial business, and other records for a particular congregation. They may be available online or on microfilm, but frequently they are still with the local church or in centralized archives by religion. The Canadian census records asked for the religion of those listed, so you will be able to narrow down which archives to consult. For help with writing a letter requesting copies of records, see Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy.

Online Church Records

These records are incomplete.

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Cemetery Records

See, Ontario Cemeteries for information on cemetery record collections not yet digitized, but available in published sources and on microfilm.

Online Cemetery Records

Populated Places Table


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POPULATED PLACE

FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE

FHL  CATALOG

WIKIPEDIA

 Achill        Link   Link
 Adjala   Township    Link   Link
 Allandale        Link   Link
 Allenwood        Link  Link
 Alliston       Link   Link
 Apto       Link  Link
 Ardtrea        Link   Link
 Atherley        Link   Link
 Barrie        Link   Link
 Batteaux       Link   Link
 Beeton          Link   Link
 Bell Ewart        Link   Link
 Bethesda          Link   Link
 Bradford         Link   Link
 Brechin       Link   Link 
 Brentwood       Link   Link
 Brotherston       Link   Link
 Churchill       Link   Link
 Coldwater       Link   Link
 Colgan        Link   Link
 Collingwood        Link   Link
 Cookstown         Link   Link
 Craighurst       Link   Link
 Creemore       Link   Link
 Dalston       Link   Link
 Dunedin        Link   Link
 Duntroon       Link   Link
 East Oro        Link   Link
 Edgar       Link   Link
 Egbert         Link   Link
 Elmvale       Link   Link
 Essa    Township    Link   Link
 Everett       Link   Link
 Fair Valley        Link   Link
 Flos Township    Link   Link
 Gamebridge       Link   Link
 Glencairn       Link   Link
 Grenfell        Link   Link
 Guthrie        Link   Link
 Hillsdale        Link   Link
 Hobart          Link   Link  
 Hockley         Link   Link
 Innisfil     Township    Link   Link
 Ivy       Link   Link
 Lafontaine        Link   Link
 Lavender         Link   Link
 Mara    Township    Link   Link
 Marchmont       Link   Link
 Matchedash   Township    Link   Link
 Medonte   Township    Link   Link
 Midhurst       Link   Link
 Midland       Link   Link
 Minesing        Link   Link
 Moonstone       Link   Link
 Mount St. Louis        Link   Link
 New Flos        Link   Link
 Newton Robinson        Link   Link
 Nicolston       Link   Link
 North Adjala        Link   Link
 Nottawasaga    Township    Link   Link
 Orillia         Link   Link
 Orillia    Township    Link   Link
 Oro Station          Link   Link
 Oro   Township    Link   Link
 Penetanguishene       Link   Link
 Perkinsfield         Link   Link
 Phelpston       Link   Link
 Pinkerton       Link   Link
 Port McNicoll        Link   Link
 Port Stanton        Link   Link
 Rama   Township    Link   Link
 Rich Hill       Link   Link
 Rosemont        Link   Link
 Rugby         Link   Link
 Sebright       Link   Link
 Shanty Bay        Link   Link
 Singhampton       Link   Link
 Stayner        Link   Link
 Stroud       Link   Link
 Sunnidale       Link   Link
 Sunnidale Corners        Link   Link
 Sunnidale    Township   Link   Link
 Tay   Township    Link   Link
 Tecumseth   Township    Link   Link
 Thornton       Link   Link
 Tiny    Township    Link   Link
 Tossorontio   Township    Link   Link
 Tottenham       Link   Link
 Tuam       Link   Link
 Udney        Link   Link
 Uptergrove         Link   Link
 Vasey        Link   Link
 Vespra      Township    Link   Link 
 Victoria Harbour       Link   Link
 Vigo         Link   Link
 Waubaushene          Link   Link
 Waverley        Link   Link
 Websterville        Link   Link
 West Essa        Link   Link
 West Gwillimbury    Township    Link   Link
 Wyebridge       Link   Link
 Wyevale        Link   Link
 ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???       Link  

Websites

The Forebears website will give you an extensive list of websites that could have information for people who lived in this county. Some sites cover just the county, some cover all of Ontario, and some cover all of Canada. Some sites are databases of names and facts about people; other sites cover background information such as maps, history, geography, or genealogy strategies and methods for the region.


Cemeteries

1. http://ocfa.islandnet.com// - Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid is a pointer database consisting of the surnames, cemetery name and location of over 3 Million interments from several thousand cemeteries, cairns, memorials, and cenotaphs in Ontario Canada.

2. http://www.waynecook.com/Tombstone_Territory.html - Tombstone Territories

Welcome to Tombstone Territory where the purpose of this part of the site is to photograph and put online cemeteries in Simcoe County. Due to the fact that a good portion of these old markers would be impossible to read if I put the full headstone online, I have elected to concentrate on the text. After the photos are taken they are then enhanced as best I can, then cropped, resized and compressed for faster loading, for the newer markers I will put the full photo online.

DISCLAIMER
These photos do not represent all the burials in the cemetery but only the ones that were photographable. Please check the OCFA website and/or the Ontario Genealogical Society website for the actual transcriptions that were done at an earlier time.