Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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 or library.

    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.

  2. Where are the local cemeteries?

    (in progess)

  3. 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 loans

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. How do I contact the archives?

    Phone: Toll free 877-941-7787 or 705-435-1881
    Fax: 705-435-9876


[Dufferin County GenWeb]

Last updated: April 2, 2002
© 2002 Amy Menary