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OGS Conference 2019: London Ontario (June 21-23)

Thinking about attending The Ontario Genealogical Society's Ontario Ancestors Conference and Family History Show in London, Ontario this year? The conference will be held at the downtown London Convention Centre June 21 to 23. Early Bird Pricing Discounts Expire March 31!!
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RootsTech Video Archive

Weren’t able to get to RootsTech … many sessions were videotaped and archived for your viewing over several years. Watch past sessions from RootsTech saved in the RootsTech Video Archive
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Vernon Directories Digitization Project Has Started

The Digitization Project has officially begun and we’re excited! The first of many books has been digitized and will be available shortly online. Stay tuned for access information! OGS President Steve Fulton working with FamilySearch employees at RootsTech to begin the scanning of these valuable genealogical resources – The Vernon’s Directories!
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Ontario Ancestors: Re-branding the OGS

The Ontario Genealogical Society announces that it is re-branding itself as Ontario Ancestors, with a new logo which will be rolled out throughout the Society and its publications and on-line presence in the coming months. The goal of the re-branding is to better connect with the family history user community throughout Canada, the United States
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Surname Interest List

Boost your research … participate in our Surname Interest List, a Helping Hands Outreach Program of Quinte Branch OGS. The database of surnames is on our webpage or accessible via the following link. The Surname Interest List was developed to facilitate research collaboration, brick wall demolition, and cousin finding. It is not necessary to be a current member to participate. You may
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Naval Marine Archive-The Canadian Collection

The ships database is now online! This resource was developed in-house to assist researchers, it contains mostly Canadian ships, but also many ships that were foreign-built but traded regularly with Canada, or were sold to Canadian owners. Where available, further details of owners, masters, builders and voyages are also included. The database has been compiled from
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Cemetery Transcriptions on CD-ROM

Accelerate your research through “cemetery transcriptions”. The following items can be purchased by mail order from the Quinte Branch OGS using the convenient Mail Order Form for payment by cheque or money order.

May 18 – The Wonders of WikiTree

<Adventures in Collaborative Genealogy> In this presentation, Leanne Cooper will provide an overview of WikiTree and its key features, and explore the ways that WikiTree supports finding and collaborating with distant cousins and other genealogists. Leanne is an active member of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO). Check out Leanne’s blog:

Early Loyalist Roots of the Lower Hudson River Valley and New York

April 20:  Brian Laurie-Beaumont had a forty year career in heritage facility development planning across Canada. The focus on heritage preservation and his formal education as an historian made genealogy a natural outlet for his inquisitive nature – and a fondness for challenging detective work. He is a member of the New England Historic and

Research Your Loyalist Family History

Come and research your loyalist family history. Saturday, April 13, 2019  [10:00 am to 3:00 pm] The following presentations will be made: (1) Angela & Peter Johnson UE Dominion Genealogists UELAC “How to document your Loyalist ancestor” (2) Lisa Lawlis Archivist County of Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives “Help with Research at the Archives”

OGS Bus Trip to Visit the Ontario Archives

You are not required to be a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society or the Quinte Branch to join us on the bus! There are still seats available.  These seats will only be available for a few more days!   CLICK BELOW FOR INFORMATION PAGE OR SIGNUP SHEET    

Family History Reno Project (Leeds and Grenville)

On Monday, April 8th at 7:30 pm, the Leeds & Grenville Branch of Ontario Ancestors (The Ontario Genealogical Society) will learn about The Family History Reno Project (the easy do-over) from speaker Bob Dawes. If you’ve ever wanted to clean your family history file, this is the easy way to approach a family history reno.

Trent Port Historical Society Fundraiser

The Trent Port Historical Society will be hosting a FUNDRAISING CONCERT on April 6, 2019 starting at 7:00 pm at the “Old Town Hall“, Trenton. Come out and participate with the “Happy Harmony Women’s Choir” as they bring back the best music of the 50’s and 60’s. Tickets will cost only $10.00 at the door.

Local Directories – A Wealth of Information

The Ontario Genealogical Society and its local branches offer so much more than just census details and birth-marriage-death records. Local county and municipal “directories” offer a snapshot of your ancestors’ lives and social context at a particular point in the past. Here are some sample communities described in the Directory for Hastings County for 1869.