Friday, January 20, 2012

Simcoe Counyy Ancestor News

The November newsletter of the Simcoe County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society celebrates the 175th years in 2012 of the founding of the community of Bond Head, Simcoe County.

Bond Head was originally named Wragg Corners, but in 1837 it was renamed to it's present name after Sir Frances BOND HEAD.

The article "Half-Way Stopping Place: A pioneer Ontario Community"gives a very good history lesson about Bond Head, and the article ends with "Bond Head Presbyterian Church – Communion Roll" which gives the names on the communicants, their residence, their profession or occupation, how and when they were admitted, and how and when they removed from thr roll.  

There are 202 names on these pages of Presbyterians who were living in West Gwillimbury in 1822.

In previous meeting in September Melissa Ellis gave a talk about the "Web Sites to further your Family History Project" in which she used Margaret Rudy (ROUTCLIFFE) EDMUND as a case study.

You can go to their website at

If you are interested in joining Ontario Genealogical Society, and the Simcoe County Branch there are two ways to join. Read about the two ways at