About Us

On June 14th, 1980, the Quinte Branch was chartered as the 18th branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) covering the Bay of Quinte area that includes Hastings and Prince Edward Counties and surrounding areas in Ontario, Canada. The branch celebrated its 35th Anniversary on June 20, 2015. Approximately 300 members include those who have roots in the Bay of Quinte area and those who live locally with roots elsewhere. In 2020 the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors/OGS “celebrated” its 40th anniversary of supporting the genealogy community.

Quinte OGS is a non-profit organization with three major goals:
– to encourage participation in genealogical activities
– to assemble and preserve family histories and research material;
– to assist family history researchers at the branch library, by correspondence and online.

Our volunteers enjoy interacting and exchanging information with other genealogists; improving their knowledge and research skills; furthering their personal research; and having lots of fun. Whether you live locally or afar you can become involved in branch activities that include, but are not limited to:

  • indexing the library holdings for the FIND-IT Names Index Database project
  • staffing the research library
  • writing articles for the newsletter (you can share your ideas and experiences, or publish the results of your research)
  • transcribing cemeteries
  • assisting at events

    Quinte Branch Operating Committee – 2023

    Chair:    (Vacant)Vice-Chair:    (Vacant)Past Chair:     Terry ButtlerTreasurer:    Kurt WoermkeSecretary:    Mary ShawCemeteries:    Peter Johnson UEDatabase & IT:    (Vacant)Indexing:    Dianne Taylor-HardingLibrary:    Shannon BryanMembership:    Heather SemperNewsletter:    Jane SimpsonPhotographer:    Georgette GreenProgramme:  Kathryn PotterPublications:    (Vacant)Research:    Richard Hughes, Rodney GreenSocial Media:     Steve OstromSurname Interest List (SIL):    Lynn HealeWebmaster:    Wayne Wickson
    Website Advisor:    Tina Gemmell

    Quinte West Public Library (QWPL) Rep.:   Krista Richardson
    Belleville Public Library (BPL) Rep.:   Shannon Bryan 

    Volunteer:   Barbara DawesVolunteer:   Faye WestVolunteer:   Mary CullodenVolunteer:   Joan Van MeerVolunteer:   Carole FoshayVolunteer:   Julie HintonVolunteer:   Jim Harvey UEVolunteer:   Suzanne Mainprize
    Volunteer:   Cynthia Benben
    Volunteer:   Sharon Preston
    Volunteer:   Jennifer Nasso
    Volunteer:   Helen Robinson
    Volunteer:   Lori Padgett
    Volunteer:   Tracey Cainer

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