The Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) has an extensive collection of holdings that can be a valuable tool for researchers. The collection is housed in the Downtown Branch of the Barrie Public Library. Please note, in November 2014, the location of the collection within the library was changed and is now situated on open shelves situated just east (right) of the volunteer office. At the same time, the library’s local history collection was also moved and is situated adjacent to the genealogical collection. All materials must be examined in the library and can be accessed during regular library hours. Through the library’s Inter Library Loan Service, items not available locally may often be borrowed from other libraries, including the Archives of Ontario. Microfilm and microfiche reader/printers are available.

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housed at Barrie Public Library

Barrie Public Library has a Local History collection available on request. For more information on what they have available, please visit the Genealogy and Ancestry section of their website.

Barrie Public Library

60 Worsley Street – Barrie, Ontario – L4M 1L6