Month: December 2020

A New Year: 2021

On New Year’s Day, when the singing, fireworks and champagne toasts are over, many of us become more serious about life. We take stock and plan new courses of action to better our lives. This is seen in one of the most popular customs and the key to the meaning of New Year’s: making resolutions.

A Pioneer Christmas

The Christmas holiday in Canada has come a long way from the days of pioneer Canada. However, although the tree wasn’t loaded with gifts, those small log cabins were filled with love. British families had a custom of hanging greens. This was more appropriate in the cabins of Upper Canada. [In Praise of Canadian History]

Dr. Brearley Collections

Donald Brearley is a native of Belleville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Guy Gage Brearley, and a graduate of Queen’s University Medical School in 1970. He established his practice of his life’s work in his hometown where he has practiced his profession for 40 years. Dr. Brearley welcomes any additional information for these unique databases.

Renew Membership in Ontario Ancestors/OGS

Bring a new member when you join and you both receive 50% off your OGS membership. Membership in the Ontario Genealogical Society comes with benefits and advantages, including free access to our webinar series, discounts on hotel and car rentals and special prices on Conference. Members can also join Branches and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).