Settlers Database Project

Search the Settlers Database

One of the major accomplishments of the Simcoe County Branch is the Settlers Database (originally called the Settlers Surname Index Project). This is an ongoing project by many volunteers that has provided an online searchable database containing information about settlers and early residents of Simcoe County as recorded in a number of sources. The project initially began as a database to keep track of the Settlers Forms. This has been updated to include indexes from Pedigree Charts, Family Group Sheets, a number of cemetery transcriptions, the index for the 1861 Census transcription and most recently the Index for the 1891 Census transcription. There are now over 273,000 entries in the Settlers Database.

Information from the following sources is included in the database:

  • Settlers Forms Volumes 1 to 27
  • Pedigree Charts Volumes 1 to 4
  • Family Group Sheets Volumes 1 to 3
  • Index to 1861 Census for Simcoe County
  • Index to 1891 Census for Simcoe County

Plus the following cemetery transcriptions (arranged by Geographic Township)

  • Barrie: Barrie Union
  • Essa: Pioneer Cemeteries, Ivy Presbyterian
  • Flos: Apto Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hillsdale United Cemetery, St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Phelpston Cemetery, Vigo Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Innisfil: Sixth Line Cemetery, St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, St. Paul ‘s Anglican Cemetery, St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery
  • Mara: Atherley Union Cemetery, Fairvalley Methodist Cemetery, Gamebridge Cemetery, Knox Presbyterian Cemetery (Uptergrove), St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Cemetery, Udney United Cemetery
  • Matchedash: St. John’s Anglican
  • Medonte: Coldwater Cemetery
  • Nottawasaga: Lavender Cemetery
  • Orillia: Angel’s Guardian Parish Cemetery, Ardtrea Cemetery, Marchmont Cemetery, St. George’s Lake Union Cemetery, St. James Anglican Cemetery, St. Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Oro: Bethesda Congregational Church Cemetery, Edgar Old Methodist United, Esson Presbyterian Cemetery, Guthrie United Church, Knox Presbyterian Church, Leigh’s Corners Cemetery, Little Brick Oro Station United Church, St. John’s Anglican (Craighurst), St. Mark’s Anglican East Oro Cemetery, St. Thomas Anglican Church, West Oro Baptist Church Cemetery, Rugby Congregational Cemetery
  • Rama: Black River Roman Catholic Cemetery, Longford Mills United Cemetery, Ramona United Cemetery, Sebright United Cemetery
  • Sunnidale: Our Lady of the Assumption Cemetery
  • Tay: Lakeview Cemetery, St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic (Midland), St. Mark’s Anglican Cemetery (Midland), St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery (Victoria Harbour), Union Cemetery (Victoria Harbour), Vasey United Cemetery, Waubaushene Protestant Cemetery
  • Tecumseth: Alliston Union Cemetery, St. Paul’s Roman Catholic (Alliston), St. Andrew’s Presbyterian (Beeton), Fraser Presbyterian, Rich Hill United, Newton Robinson United, Churchill (Black Horse), Society of Friends (Dunkerron), Monkman’s Cemetery, Penville Wesleyan Methodist, Simcoe Manor Cemetery
  • Tiny: St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Perkinsfield Cemetery, Ste Croix Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Vespra: Dalston United Church Cemetery, Grenfel Cemetery, Minesing Union, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery