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Guide to military and war-time history resources at the Simcoe County Archives

​​​​​​​​​​​​This page will direct users to resources for researching military and war-time history in Simcoe County. 

970-82     Officers of the 2nd Battalion The Grey and Simcoe Foresters standing in Queen's Park, Barrie, in front of the Armoury, 1940.
From the collections at the Simcoe County Archives.

​Resources at the Simcoe County Archives 

Blogs and Exhibits

​First World War

Second World War

Institutional records

These resources are available for review on site at the Archives. To book a Reading Room Appointment please visit the Archives Booking Service page​

Corporate and municipal records

​​First World War 

  • Simcoe County and Lower-tier Municipal Council Minutes and By-Laws 

  • Corporation of the Township of Nottawasaga fonds: Memorial and Service Roll 

Second World War 

  • Simcoe County and Municipal fonds: Minutes and By-Laws 

  • Simcoe County Clerk’s Office fonds: Agricultural War Production Committee 

  • Simcoe County War Memorial Plaque Committee 

  • Simcoe County War Records Committee 

  • Simcoe County War Services Fund Committee 

  • Corporation of the Township of Vespra fonds: Honour Roll ​

Private fonds and collections​​

​This list includes a selection of private fonds and collections which have a significant quantity of, or focus on, military and war-time related content.​

  • ​Annie Boyes collection

  • Barrie Central Collegiate Institute collection

  • Bird Family collection 

  • Childerhose family collection 

  • Collingwood Shipyards fonds

  • Dorothy Smith collection

  • Emma Petch collection

  • Laura Young collection

  • Leslie Frost collection 

  • Morton Family fonds

  • Mrs. W. H. Sproule collection

  • S. K. Lount collection 

  • Simcoe County District School Board collection

  • Women's Institute Branches, District and Area fonds ​

​​Thematic finding aids

Thematic finding aids are inventories of many different records and collections organized around a place, subject, or organization. ​  

  • Base Borden (Canadian Forces) finding aid

  • City of Barrie finding aid

  • Military finding aid

  • Navigation finding aid

  • Orillia Public Library collection

  • Oro Township finding aid

  • Posters finding aid

  • Reference Library

  • Simcoe County Newspaper collection

  • Town of Midland finding aid

  • Town of Orillia finding aid

  • Town of Penetanguishene finding aid​

​​​County of Simcoe resources

​Local community and heritage institutions​​​

Provincial and national resources​

Edited ​2022-11-11:  The caption for the image of the Officers of the 2nd Battalion The Grey and Simcoe Foresters was corrected.