Genealogical societies can be a valuable source of information. They often publish indexes and transcriptions of records in their area of interest. Some organizations, such as ourselves, will have searchable online databases that will help guide you to the location of records of interest to you. Their websites will frequently have a section with member interests, where you can connect with others researching the same families as yourself.

We all have ancestors and relatives who lived beyond the boundary of Simcoe County in other parts of Ontario, Canada and beyond. You should become familiar with and/or join the local genealogical societies for the area you are researching. Even if you are already a member with one society, remember that your dues to any genealogical society will help these organizations continue to create important, time-saving resources.

CANADA

Alberta Family Histories Society
Alberta Genealogical SocietyDatabasesBranches
British Columbia Genealogical Society
Manitoba Genealogical Society
New Brunswick Genealogical Society
The Newfoundland Historical Society
The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia
Ontario Genealogical SocietyBranches
Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society
Quebec Family History Society
Société de généalogie de Québec
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

UNITED KINGDOM and IRELAND

The Federation of Family History SocietiesBranches
Association of Family History Societies of WalesBranches
Genealogical Society of Ireland
Irish Genealogical Research Society
Central Scotland Family History Society
The Scottish Association of Family History Societies
Council of Scottish Clans and Associations, Inc
The Scottish Genealogical Society

UNITED STATES

National Genealogical Society
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Federation of Genealogical Societies