SCHA General Meetings

April Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 4,  2017
– Time – TBA

Location: To Be Announced

Speaker: Michael Moir

Topic: Collingwood Shipyards


Date: Tuesday, May 9,  2017
– Time – TBA

Location: To Be Announced

Speaker: Judith Banville

Topic: The Barrie Tornado


Mark Your Calendars

May Dinner and Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 16,  2017
– Time – TBA

Location: To Be Announced

Jay Young– Archivist with Archives of Ontario


Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150

This presentation will focus on stories of four family groups in Ontario at the time of Confederation, and how their lives intersected with larger historical forces of the era. Based on the Archives of Ontario’s exhibit, Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150, this presentation will also touch on themes of early photography in Ontario, communication, social change, and the value of genealogy in studying the past.


SCHA Membership Survey

The viability of the SCHA is in jeopardy due to the dwindling number of Board of Director Members. In order for this group to continue, we are seeking responses to the following two questions:

  1. Are you in favour of the SCHA continuing to operate as an organization past 2017?
  2. Are you willing to join our Board of Directors or a subcommittee to help ensure the SCHA’s viability?

If you answer is yes to one or both of the above questions, please contact Vice President Donna Wice at mdwice@sympatico.ca or call her hat 705-436-2578.


Share Your WWI Story

The Canada’s History website – Canada’s Great War Album is asking for you to Submit Your Story by sending them scanned WWI photos, letters, or mementos from your family’s collection and they will include them on this website. From the front lines to the homefront — help ensure these great Canadians are never forgotten.

Have a look at stories that have already been submitted. Read about fascinating stories such as Hidden Messages and Code Words used in letters home and how members of a family served overseas and others had to stay behind to support war efforts on the homefront.



SCHA Mailing Address

Send items to:
The Correspondence Secretary
Simcoe County Historical Association
P.O. Box 144
Barrie, ON L4M 4S9

Simcoe County Genealogy Help

Simcoe County Archives
1149 Highway 26
R.R. #2
Minesing, ON L0L 1Y2
Phone: (705) 726-9331
Toll Free: 1-866-893-9300
Fax: (705) 725-5341
Email: archives@simcoe.ca
Open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Simcoe County Branch – Ontario Genealogical Society

Association Member Meetings

Monthly meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Tuesday in:
May - AGM

Membership Information

Annual Membership fee:
- Single or Institutional: $15.00
- Couple or Family: $20.00
- Membership Form can be found by clicking on the Membership tab in the top menu bar

Please join the S.C.H.A. by
contacting Earl Elliott, Membership Chair by phone: 705-734-9808
or by e-mail: earl.elliott@rogers.com