Frequently Asked Questions
Can I do all of
my family research on the internet?
Unfortunately, no. There are many
indexes and research tools that are available online but most of the documentation
that you need to look at still resides in paper or on microform in an archive
Digitization is very costly and time consuming and many small archives and
libraries do not have the funding to bring their collection online. Also remember
Copyright law and
the Privacy and
Access to Information
Act play a part in putting information online.
- Where are the local cemeteries?
- I live far away from Dufferin
County, how can I get information on my relatives?
Interlibrary Loans is a great service that lets long distance users acquire
material that they need. More information on interlibrary
Does the Ontario Genealogical
Society (OGS) have a Dufferin County branch?
Unfortunately, it does not. Dufferin
is currently covered partially by the Wellington, Simcoe and Grey County
branches of the OGS.
- Where is the Dufferin County Archives
and how do I get there? What are their hours?
The Dufferin County Archives are located on the corner of Highway 89 and Dufferin
County Rd. 18 (Airport Road).
Archive hours of operation:
Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hours may differ during the summer
- How do I contact the archives?
Phone: Toll free 877-941-7787 or 705-435-1881