Until we can gather safely, consider joining us virtually.
Simcoe County Branch Meetings
Location: Online via Zoom
Join the Simcoe County Branch to hear a wonderful lineup of knowledgeable speakers and topics. Our Branch meetings are open to everyone, however, registration is required. Use the links below to register.
Sat. June 4th, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST (via Zoom)
Speaker: Jen Huddleston
Topic: The Women Who Wrote Simcoe County
Jen Huddleston, Archivist, Private Collections at the Simcoe County Archives explains that the Tweedsmuir Histories, created by the ladies of the local Women’s Institute Branches are one of the most informative, yet underused resources in genealogy. Join us as Jen describes the Women’s Institute collection held by the Simcoe County Archives.
Sat. Sept 10th, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST (*)
Sat. Oct 1st, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST (*)
Speaker: Ruth Burkholder
Topic: Finding German Ancestors in Early Ontario Records
Do you have German ancestors who arrived in Ontario before confederation? Join us as Ruth Burkholder explains where there were pre-Confederation German settlements, when they were established and how to find records of people who lived in them.
Sat. Nov 5th, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST (*)
Speaker: Jane MacNamara
Topic: Inheritance Interrupted: WW1 reflected in Ontario Estate Files
The Great War cut short many lives and disrupted the expected passing of property and goods to the next generation. Laws were changed, society changed, the world changed. Drawing from estate files from across the province, this presentation will show examples of these changes and demonstrate how reading between the lines and understanding the process and implications of inheritance records can enhance family and local history—in any era.
Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST (*)
* Depending on current health guidelines, these meetings may be held either in person or live-streamed on Zoom. Please watch for more details after July 1st.*