In August 2009, the Simcoe County Branch initiated a “Members Only” section to their web site. Information that can be found includes lists and indexes of names found in miscellaneous documents pertaining to Simcoe County as well as past issues of the Branch newsletter, SCAN.

Please Login on the Side to access the Member’s Only Section.

Here is a lineup of what can be found if you were a member of the Simcoe County Branch:

Miscellaneous Files
  • County of Simcoe Agricultural Society – List of Members for 1851
  • Pioneer Society – Nottawasaga Twp, 1892
  • Instructions for Conveyances, Ledger of W.H. Hewson, Penetanguishene, 1921-1927
  • 1837 Militia Volunteers – South Simcoe Regiment
  • Voter’s List, 1896 – Village of Allandale
  • Hawkers, Peddlers and Petty Chapmen of Simcoe County, 1854 – 1940
  • Appendix from the Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Simcoe 1872-3
  • The County of Simcoe and Hamilton and North Western Railway
  • Gazetteer and Directory for 1878, List of Masonic Lodges, Royal Arch Chapters and Oddfellow Lodges
  • The County of Simcoe Gazetteer and Directory for the Years 1884-5-6, Military and Society Lists
  • Grace (Beattie) Carson’s Childhood in Barrie
Religious Material
  • St. Paul’s Anglican, Innisfil – Burial Records (1851-1861)
  • St. Paul’s Anglican, Innisfil – Baptismal Records (1854-1865)
  • Chronological List of Anglican Churches Located in Simcoe County
  • A Brief History of the Churches of Tosorontio Township, Past and Present
  • Marriage Register of Reverend William Fraser, West Gwillimbury
  • Communion Roll of the First Presbyterian Congregation of Essa
Land Records
  • Return of Settlers located in the Township of Heytesbury (Oro) by Mr. O’Brien, 1831
  • Locations in the Townships of Adjala, Erin, Caledon, and Mono, c. 1824
  • Sales of Clergy Reserves in Simcoe County

– Adjala
– Collingwood
– Flos
– Innisfil
– Mara
– Medonte
– Mono
– Mulmur
– Nottawasaga
– Orillia
– Oro
– Sunnidale
– Tay
– Tecumseth
– Tiny
– Tosorontio
– Vespra
– West Gwillimbury

Education Records
  • Essa Township, Public School No. 4 – Records for 1896, 1899 – 1905, 1909
Past Newsletters
  • Simcoe County Ancestor News (SCAN) – current and past issues of the Branch newsletter
Speakers Notes from Past Meetings
  • Family Search Family Tree – Shirley Addy & Elizabeth Barrick
  • They Came From Scotland, Tracking Your Scots Emigrant Ancestor – Christine Woodcock
  • Navigating the Scotland People Website – Christine Woodcock
  • New England Research – Fran Murphy
  • Simcoe County GIS Maps – Nancy Leveque


Additional material will be added regularly so check back often. This section is for you, the member. If you have suggestions for something you would like to see added here, or if you have material of a genealogical nature that pertains to Simcoe County that would benefit other members, please contact us.