The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) has gathered genealogical records from all over the world in support of their religious beliefs. The Church holds the largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogical records in the world at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

LDS Family Search

Family Search, the LDS website is a valuable resource when doing family research. You can do an online search of the following databases:

  • 19th Century British Newspaper Digital Archives
  • Access Newspaper Archives
  • Ancestral File
  • Census
  • Find My
  • Fold
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Online
  • International Genealogical Index
  • Legacy Stories
  • Paper Trail
  • Pedigree Resource File
  • Premium Family History Websites (Family History Portal)
  • The Genealogist
  • US Social Security Death Index
  • Vital Records Index
  • World Vital Records
  • Family History Web Sites
Family History Center

Resources available from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are available through the local Family History Centre. Some resources are kept on site, while many other records may be ordered for viewing .

Current Hours:

Tues. 12:30 to 4:00
Tues. 6:30 to 9:30
Wed. 12:30 to 4:00
Wed. 6:30 to 9:30
Thurs. 12:30 to 4:00
Sat. 11:00 to 2:00 (on Simcoe County Branch, OGS meeting dates only)

Reservations are required for CD-ROM computers and microfilm reader-printers. To make an appointment or for further information call (705) 722-9152 during the above hours.

The Family History Centre is located in the LDS Church at:

79 Ferris Lane
Barrie, Ontario L4M 2YI
Phone: (705) 722-9152