The Norfolk County Archives

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The Norfolk County Archives offers a variety of events, from guest speakers to genealogy workshops.

3rd Annual Genealogy Symposium Advertisement

This year we are showcasing four professional genealogists and family history specialists. Learn how to use inheritance records, justice records, and land records in Ontario for your ancestry research plus delve into a historic brick-making family.   And of course, we will have our used book sale with some great ancestry research resources!

Tickets include all talks, swag, and light refreshments. (Books sales and vendor sales are extra).

  • 11: 30  Doors Open
  • 12:00  Welcoming Remarks
  • 12:10  Speaker 1: Arthur McClelland – The Deller Dynasty: A Brick-Making Family
  • 1:10  Speaker 2: Jane MacNamara Ontario’s Records of Inheritance on FamilySearch
  • 2:00  Intermission/Refreshments
  • 2:30  Speaker 3: Janice Nickerson – Debt, Drunk & Disorderly, Vagrancy, Theft, Assault, Insanity: Are you sure your ancestors were never In jail?
  • 3:30  Speaker 4: Fraser Dunford – Land Records in Ontario
  • 4:30  Closing Remarks: Joshua Klar, Archivist, Norfolk County


Tickets:  $25 per person – on sale starting July 15th, 2023!   Spots are limited.   Register here:

Date:  Saturday, September 16th, 2023

Time:  12:00 to 4:30  (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

Location:  Norfolk County Archives, 109 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, ON  N3Y 2W3

Our building is fully accessible.


Logo and Link to Silver Sponsor, Carr McLean


We greatly appreciate the support from our sponsors, allowing us to host four professional genealogists and family history specialists.



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2022 Book Sale

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