Barrie Public Library - Enriching our Community

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PLEASE NOTE: Public Internet Computers and Wireless Access will be unavailable on Sunday, September 24th at the Downtown Branch, while we upgrade our network. The Painswick branch will have all services available.

Online Databases

Online Databases

Do research 24/7

These databases allow you to do research in magazine and newspaper articles covering a wide range of subjects. You can find the fulltext for many major Canadian newspapers, and current and back issues of over 1,000 magazines.

Many of our databases are available through the library's web site 24/7, whether from the library, home, school or work.

PLEASE NOTE: You will now need your 14-digit library card number AND your 4 digit PIN in order to access many of our online resources. .

Baptismal Records

Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Records in Simcoe County. Available at the Downtown branch only, please ask staff for assistance.

Available on catalogue computer 3 near elevator at Downtown Branch. Reference only - no permission to save or print.

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Cemetery Transcriptions in Simcoe County

Transcriptions of cemetery markers in various Cemeteries in Simcoe County (includes maps). Includes Barrie Union Cemetery and cemeteries in Alliston, Orillia, Innisfil Twp., Mara Twp., Oro Twp., Tay Twp. and Vespra Twp. Available on catalogue computer 3, near elevator at Downtown Branch. Reference only - no permission to save.

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Census (1861) for Simcoe County

Transcriptions of 1861 Personal Census for Simcoe County.

Available on catalogue computer 3, near elevator at Downtown Branch. Reference only - no permission to save or print.

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Census (1891) for Simcoe County

Transcriptions of 1891 Personal Census for Simcoe County.

Available on catalogue computer 3, near elevator at Downtown Branch. Reference only - no permission to save or print.

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Probate & Surrogate Court Records

Index to Probate and Surrogate Court Records in Simcoe County - 1828-1929.

Available on catalogue computer 3, near elevator at Downtown Branch. Reference only - no permission to save.

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Simcoe County Surname Settlers Database

An online searchable database containing information about settlers and early residents of Simcoe County as recorded in a number of sources.

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