The Branch publishes a quarterly newsletter called the Simcoe County Ancestor News or SCAN.

SCAN is sent out in February, May, August and November each year. It contains short articles, notices of new books and special events. It may also contain extracts from records and indexes. You might even find a relative you didn’t know you had through the “Queries” column.

If you are having problems locating an elusive ancestor or have hit your “Brick Wall” you can send in a query to SCAN and it will appear in the next edition. Your Simcoe County Branch membership entitles you to submit an unlimited number of Queries per year. Non-members are welcome to submit queries as well, however, a $5.00 fee for each query submitted is charged.

You are also encouraged to submit articles of genealogical interest such as a short story about an ancestor, or the ups and downs of your research activities.

The deadline for submission is the monthly meeting prior to the next newsletter. Please send your items, either on paper, or by email, to the SCAN Editor.

The Branch has published a 3 CD set containing articles from 30 years of past issues of the newsletter. Check out the Publications page for details.