Local historical associations and societies can enrich your family research by providing insight into the living conditions that your ancestors experienced. They tend to focus on the community in general in regards to physical, social and political events. Their publications may include diverse topics such as ornamental architecture, types of crockery in use, lists of the local school board trustees and on occasion may include family histories.

Adjala-Tosorontio Historical CommitteeRR 1,
Loretto, ON
L0G 1L0
Alliston Historical SocietyPO Box 88,
Alliston, ON
L9R 1T9
Barrie Historical AssociationPost Office Box 316,
Stn. Main
Barrie, ON
L4M 4T5
Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association PO Box 1115
Bradford, ON
L3Z 2B5
Collingwood and District Historical Society100 Minnesota St,
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 4R5
Essa Historical Society 20 Henry St,
Thornton, ON
L0L 2N0
Innisfil Historical SocietyBox 7176
Innisfil, ON
L9S 1A9
Midhurst Historical Society13 Noraline Ave
Midhurs ON
L0L 1X1
Oro-Medonte History AssociationP.O. Box 100
Oro Station, ON
L0L 2X0
Phone – (705) 487-2171
Stayner Heritage SocietyPO Box 290,
Stayner, ON
L0M 1S0
Sparrow Lake Historical Society
Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Historical SocietyBox 171
Bond Head, ON
L0G 1B0
Wasaga Beach Historical Society1786 Shore Lane,
Wasaga Beach, ON
L9Z 1V4
The Historical Heritage Committee, Twp of TinyRR 1
Perkensfield, ON
L0L 2J0
Simcoe County Historical AssociationBox 144,
Barrie, ON
L4M 4S9
The Ontario Historical Society34 Parkview Avenue
Willowdale, ON
M2N 3Y2