Doan's Hollow Cemetery

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Location: 407 Saint John Road East, RR #3, Simcoe, Ontariomap
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Doan's Hollow Cemetery is located at 407 Norfolk 3, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K2 (42.804285, -80.253449). From the town of Simcoe Ontario, travel South until you see St. John's Road. Turn left and look for the cemetery on the North side of the road (approximately 3 km).

It is an older burial ground that is no longer active. It is designated as a United Empire Loyalist cemetery, and contains some of the earliest grave markers in the Simcoe Ontario area. In order to better preserve the tombstones, they have been moved and set in cement. Several are no longer legible, or are partially obscured by the cement base, but the local historical society has placed a large memorial stone with the listing of all known names buried in this cemetery (see photos).

Resources for Further Research A list of names in this cemetery can be found at Doan's Hollow Cemetery on the Internment site.

Canada's Gen Web's Cemetery Project There is also a summary of names at Doan's Hollow Cemetery as part of CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project.

The Ontario Name Index (TONI) Another resource provided by the Ontario Genealogical Society is The Ontario Name Index (TONI) which provides a searchable index of names. These names are linked to a number of different sources of data including cemetery transcriptions. It does not provide this source information but only where to find it. Most sources are available for purchase via the OGS (Note: this database includes all of Ontario and it is massive. Nevertheless, it may prove helpful place to start).

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA) Another excellent tool for searching cemetery records in Ontario is the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA). This is a comprehensive searchable database of cemeteries and family names. The site does not have links to transcriptions or provide details about the individual you may be searching for, but it is very helpful for quickly locating the burial location of someone in Ontario to guide your next steps for research.

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