Call for Nominations for SCHA Board of Directors

Each year at the Annual General Meeting the SCHA calls for people interested in joining the Board of Directors. Please consider putting your name forward to become actively engaged in the direction or our organization. There is an Executive Meeting once a month, excluding June, July and December.

There are openings for the Vice President position and the President position. These are one-year positions. You can run for the same position for more than one year.

The SCHA is also hoping that a representative would come forward from each of the Member Associations and sit as a Board Member-at-Large.

Please send your interest in any of these positions to info@simcoecountyhistory.ca

Your nomination will be added to the agenda of the AGM May 23rd.


SCHA General Meetings


May Meeting

Date: Tuesday May 9,  2017
Time – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Barrie City Hall, Collier St.

Speaker: Judith Banville

Topic: The Barrie Tornado


Mark Your Calendars

May Dinner and AGM

Date: Tues. May 23, 2017
Price: $25.00
Contact: John Merritt to reserve your ticket
Time: Social and Silent Auction 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00
AGM and Speaker to follow

Location: Midhurst United Church
91 Doran Rd RR 1, Midhurst, ON L0L 1X0

Special Presentations recognizing 125 SCHA Anniversary

 Ann Hoggarth- MPP Barrie

Alex Nuttall- MP – Barrie – Springwater – Oro-Medonte

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.


Upcoming EventsbluelineRamara Historical Society ~Yesteryear Celebration 2017~Saturday July 29, 2017

Visit the Website for complete information. An event designed for people of all ages, families, historians, farmers, educators and more. Partake in hands -on demonstrations, view military artefacts, speak with knowledgeable participants, enjoy musical entertainment or stroll through Market Square and purchase hand-crafted items. Displays of vintage vehicles, farming and construction equipment, steam engines, hit and miss motors, genealogical information, church tours, costumed volunteers and the list goes on. This unique event will allow you to reconnect with your past and old friends while meeting new ones.


Share Your WWI StoryThe 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 Deb Exel, Membership Chair by e- e-mail: deb@simcoecountyhistory.ca