Category: Community Outreach

January 24: Family History Reno Project

A workshop developed by Bob Dawes for the Halton Peel Branch of Ontario Ancestors … If you’ve ever wanted to clean your family history file, this is the best approach. Normally, a “Do Over” involves re-entering all your information from scratch but this approach allows continued use of your file for research while cleaning it

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]

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).

December 9: Insider’s Guide to OnLand.ca

All documents for every Land Registry Office can be accessed through the Document images feature on the OnLand site. If the document is not available for viewing, you can follow the system prompts to request it, and it will be uploaded within 24 hours. Registration is required for this webinar. PREPARE BY WATCHING TUTORIAL VIDEOS

December 5: Ontario Land Records Made Easy

Join Ken McKinlay on Saturday, December 5th, 10:00 am-noon, for a BIFHSGO Workshop: Ontario Land Records Made Easy. The workshop is free to attend but registration is required. Many of our ancestors settled in Ontario but the closing of Land Registry Offices has many of us struggling to find the land records of our ancestors.

November 18: Research Canadian Ancestors

These sessions are FREE and you do not have to be a current or past student to attend. No USER NAME or PASSWORD required. Please type in your first name and surname initial, along with your geographic location; then click “Enter as a Guest”. Come out and enhance your research skills with Canadian records.  

November 1: OGS Membership Renewals

Membership in the Ontario Genealogical Society comes with many benefits and advantages, including free access to our webinar series, discounts on hotel and car rentals, special prices on Conference, and the option of joining Branches and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Visit our website for more information about “Membership”.  

Quinte Branch Needs Volunteers

Normally, we canvas for volunteers around the time of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) since voting in a new Executive and appointing new Committee Coordinators is preferably done in a public facing meeting. This year we are adjusting our approach. We will fill positions through the Branch Council and confirm at the AGM in 2021.

November 1: Grow Our Family

Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign will return once again for the 2021 year.  Any member of the Society renewing their membership can receive a 50% discount on their membership fees simply by bringing in a new member with them.  And the new member gets the same great deal – Society membership for $31.50!!