There are in excess of 200 known burial grounds in Simcoe County ranging from very small abandoned pioneer plots to the relatively large cemeteries such as Barrie Union that have literally thousands of grave stones. For the location and a brief description of each cemetery, see the Resources – Cemeteries page.
The Branch has a Cemeteries Committee that is responsible for transcribing the grave stones in these various cemeteries. As each transcription is completed, the results are compiled and published. Copies of these transcriptions may be purchased from the Branch. See our Publications – Cemeteries page for more details. Funds realized by the sale of these publications will then go to finance further projects to help genealogists with their research.
The Committee can always use a helping hand for transcriptions, field verification, typing, and proof reading. If you would like to help out, please contact the Cemeteries Project Co-ordinator.
The ongoing transcription and publication of Simcoe County cemeteries by the Simcoe County Branch are part of a larger project of the Ontario Genealogical Society that involves the identification and transcription of all burial grounds in the province.