Category: Community Outreach

Discover the Community Archives

Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre: Learn how to navigate the Belleville Community Archives with this free ZOOM program on Tuesday, July 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call 613-966-4632 or visit to register for this event. Amanda Hill, Archivist, will explore the resources at the Belleville Community Archives.  

Phase 3: Quinte Branch OGS

This week, the Ontario Genealogical Society announced that all Branch and Special Interest Group meetings should continue on for the balance of the 2020 calendar year as virtual or online meetings. “Read more” to understand the effect of “Phase 3” on the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors/OGS.

Volunteers Needed

The Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors/OGS needs volunteers … badly. This does not have to be a grand commitment of time or labour. Mentorship is available and “there are no tests”. Several positions exist on the Branch Council which meets once a month and in support roles like transcribing, proof-reading and maintaining the research library.

Half-Price Memberships in OGS

Join (or renew) starting June 1 and for only $37.00 you’ll gain access to all the member advantages, eResources, Families, and more.  Quinte Branch is an additional $10.00/year.  For more information about becoming a member for half the year at half the price – and a link to join!

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas to All from the Quinte Branch of OGS, including its Branch Council, Members and Volunteers. All the best of the festive season as we look forward to 2020, our 40th Anniversary Year!

GEDmatch Bought by Verogen

A DNA Firm That Caters to Police Just Bought a Genealogy Site … On Monday afternoon, GEDmatch announced it was being taken over by a new owner, the forensic genomics firm Verogen. The San Diego-based company spun out of sequencing giant Illumina two years ago, specializing in next-generation DNA testing services catered to law enforcement.

Membership Renewal Time

Membership Renewals for 2020 Begin on November 1 Check out what the Quinte Branch OGS offers its members! HELP US GROW THE OGS FAMILY – CLICK HERE FOR A “REAL DEAL”

September 14: Doors Open in Quinte West

  The City of Quinte West is proud to be hosting its eighth annual “Doors Open” event on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm! Quinte West is situated on the shores of the Bay of Quinte, located directly along the Highway 401 corridor, approximately 1.5 hours’ drive east of Toronto and 2.5