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Norfolk County Heritage and Culture will host its 3rd annual Norfolk County Genealogy Symposium in Simcoe on Saturday, September 16.    

The one-day event will feature new ways to uncover family history. Beyond the usual births, deaths, marriages, and land records, participants will learn how to use legal documents such as Ontario Jail Records.    

Four speakers also will bring their expertise to the event, which runs from noon until 4:30 p.m. 

  • Arthur McClelland – The Deller Dynasty: A Brick-Making Family
  • Jane MacNamara – Ontario’s Records of Inheritance on FamilySearch
  • Janice Nickerson – Debt, Drunk & Disorderly, Vagrancy, Theft, Assault, Insanity: Are you sure your ancestors were never in jail?  
  • Fraser Dunford – Land Records in Ontario

The Symposium is open to both beginner and veteran genealogists. Tickets are $25 and include access to all four speakers, a swag bag, and light refreshments. An area with vendors and books for sale will also be on the premises.    

“Whether you’re from out of town or have lived in Norfolk your entire life, the Symposium is a way to learn more about your past and meet others who share your passion for family history,” said Norfolk Mayor Amy Martin. 

Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite or in person at the Norfolk County Archives. For more information, visit the Heritage and Culture Facebook Page.