The City of Barrie does not retain genealogical information; however, we have prepared a guide for your convenience. We hope this information is of assistance to you. Genealogical contacts are available through the Barrie Public Library website.
The following organizations may be able to assist you with your search:
The Simcoe County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
The Society has advised us that they hold workshops to teach people how to research and organize their family tree. They have various information available including church-cemetery records and local history.
The Simcoe County Archives
The Simcoe County Archives is located on the south side of Highway 26, approx. 1 km west of Hwy 26/27 intersection.
Mailing address: RR#2, Minesing, Ontario, L0L 1Y0
Telephone: (705) 726-9331
Note: If forwarding your inquiry by mail, please include any information that you already have to help with the search.
Historical building research
Information on historical buildings within the City of Barrie can be researched through the Planning Dept. on the 1st floor of City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie. Telephone: 705-739-4212.
Additional Genealogical Resources:
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
The Ontario Registrar General’s Office in Toronto holds birth, marriage and death records for people born, married, or died in Ontario. Telephone: 1-800-461-2156 or 1-416-325-8305. For your convenience, application forms to obtain information held by the ORG can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office on the main floor of City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ont. L4M 4T5
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