Barrie Ontario Family History Centre

Description (Service) Centre will be reopening November 2, 2021 by appointment only. COVID protocols will be in place. Appointments will be booked for an hour and a half per person. Masks are required. Local genealogical researchers have access via computer to the library resources based in Salt Lake City through
  • have computer access to International Genealogical Index for Canada, US and Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands, Yugoslavia, and Denmark as well as on CD-ROM
  • have 2000 version of the Family Search Compact Disk collection including Scottish Church Records on CD-ROM, 1880 United States Census on CD-ROM, 1881 British Census on CD-ROM, 1881 Canadian Census on CD-ROM and Acadia-Cajun Family Trees
  • have Vital Record Index for Western Europe (Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and Spain), Scandinavia, British Isles and Australian Vital Records on CD-ROM
  • access to Pedigree Resource File with Index which is individually submitted family pedigrees from all countries worldwide
  • have a referral service to the Ontario Genealogical Society
  • have Heritage Quest - which contains Census Records, Books, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank Records, US Serial Set
Members of the public can access free family search and online databases at, find my past, my heritage, and some others, at The Family History Centre. The Centre has a microfilm/fiche reader printer for making copies.

Designated as a Family History Centre by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Service Details
Hours Public hours: Tue, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm * Wed, Fri 12:30 pm-3:30 pm * Sat 11 am-2 pm, except in Jul and Aug * summer hours vary, call first
Dates Closed Jul and Aug and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for an appointment. No walk-ins at this time.
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 79 Ferris Lane
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 2Y3
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Intersection Bayfield St and Ferris Lane
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Washroom door is not automatic * assitance is available
Contact Information
Primary Contact Linda Hayward, Family History Centre Director; Phone: 705-481-1029
Mailing Address c/o Linda Hayward 15 Locust Hill Dr 
Innisfil, ON 
Canada L9S 1R8

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