Norfolk County Branch Library Collection Is Now Accessible for Genealogists and Family Historians

The Ontario Genealogical Society has officially loaned the library collection of the inactive Norfolk County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society to the Norfolk County Public Library. The collection is now held at the Simcoe Branch of the Norfolk County Public Library, 46 Colborne Street South, Simcoe, Ontario, in the Canadiana Room. The Simcoe Branch (http://www.ncpl.ca/locations/simcoe-branch/) of the Norfolk County Public Library can be contacted at 519-426-3506 extension 5.

The Norfolk County Public Library is also working on a project to digitize (http://www.ncpl.ca/about-our-digital-heritage-database/) some of this material in addition to their own local history collection. You can search the Local History Database with a simple or advanced search.

Researchers are indebted to the willing volunteers of the former Norfolk County Branch of OGS who spent the many hours making sure that all of this genealogical information would be available.

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  1. N Batten


    Could you advise where I could find burial records for Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe between 1965 and 1972

  2. Katie Hashimoto

    I am sad to hear of this brach’s closing. I am a young genealogist who was looking forward to getting involved and networking through this branch. I am not sure anyone will even receive this message, but if so, I would love to get in touch with other local genealogists.
    Thank you for your ongoing efforts to keep history alive.

  3. Jeanette Bossaller

    I am trying to locate the cemetery for my ancestor.
    HIs name was James Bailey, born 1805 in Ireland and died July 1903 in Woodhouse, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. One of his sons also died in this area. William James Bailey 1839-1881 married Mary Jane Murtland/Maitland. William’s son, John Robert 1877-1913 also in the same area.

    Anything you can do to help me in this search would be extrememly grateful.

    Jeanette Bailey Bossaller

  4. donna Rupert

    I am searching the Stuart family. I cannot find maarriage or death of William,Robert,Isabel,colley or lewis Stuart. Their father was Charles Stuart and Mary Smith of North Walsingham. Could you help.

    Donna Rupert, 32 Joyce Street, St.Thomas or email (as above)

  5. John R. Sharp

    My 2 g great grandfather, John Sharp, who married Martha Smith of Norwich (father was Smith), in May 1831, evidently lived in Tillsonburg when his children were born:
    James Irving, Nelson, Norman, Edwin J., Harriet.
    Martha most likely died in childbirth when her twins Edwin J and Nelson were born on Dec 26, 1844.
    John is next found in Bayham, Elgin County in 1852, and by 1855 has moved his family to St. Clair County, Michigan.
    The children would have attended a Baptist Church, and I don’t know about schools.
    Is there a librarian who does look ups for a fee in your historical records?
    I will willingly pay a fee for the research. I have access to the Ontario Census of 1852 and 1861, as well as other online records. I just hope there are some family histories or local record bboks that are not on the Internet, and a local lookup may be fruitful.
    The Sharp family were close friends of the Oatmans, Heaths, and Smiths all in Oxford County where Martha’s brother, Reverend Ephraim Smith performed many of their weddings.

    John Sharp
    Baltimore, Maryland USA

  6. Susan Lundt

    Searching for the death date and grave location of John Underhill born 1785 in Maugerville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, Canada, to Elnathan and Hannah (Brewer) Underhill. Elnathan and Hannah are buried in the Vittoria Baptist Cemetery, Vittoria, Ontario, Canada. Would like to determine if John Underhill or other Underhills are buried there. Last known location of John Underhill was Woodhouse, Norfolk, Canada West, in the 1861 census.

  7. meridy persia (gee/smith)

    Hi I am researching my family who seem to have lived in Norfolk quite a ways back. the closest relatives I have there are Lucy May Gee (abt 1906-1998) my great grandmother and Norman Smith ( around 1902-1964) my great grandfather. All relatives seem to be from simcoe or Charlotteville township. I have more info but I don’t really know if you would have any info or be able to tell me how to get info so I can continue researching. The last generation of people I have are Peter Gee (1821-1898) and Abigial Piper (1823-1961) as well as John Lawhead Smith (1826-1892) and Sarah Ann Belbeck (1851-1918). Hoping I could get some direction. Have a great day

  8. Kindra Culver Welcher Rusz

    My FifthGreatGrandfather was the Rev. Jabez Culver. I have spent so much time studying him down here in the USA. I hope to visit his gravesite in Canada sometime in the future. I’m in the Daughters of the American Revolution through my direct lineage to our Patriot Charles Harry. I am trying to prove that at some point Jabez also helped support the American cause. I need for “proof” than from text that say “it is said that”, etc. I was able to find an annotation from a paper written about him at a Canadian University that showed a most interesting journal entry about him with a famous Patriot, but again not enough for a proof. If you know of anything, please point me in the right direction. Thank you so much!

  9. linda

    Hi My name is Linda I have been trying to contact Sue Hines-Morse due to some inquires I have to do with her White family that may of married into my Clark family re George Ebenezer Clark 1863-1944 and Ella Beatrice White 1877-1960.If Sue recongnizes these names it would so appreciated if she contacted me at linda_drybrough@hotmail.com
    Again to whom I may be corresponding ,thankyou if you are able to pass this message on to Sue-Linda

  10. linda

    Hi again noticed I do not have Sue’s name in proper order trying to contact Sue Morse Hinds-Linda

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