Category: Community Outreach

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”

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.

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

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

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

Digitization of Historical Vernon Directories

Initiative Begins to Preserve Ontario’s Historical Vernon Directories OTTAWA, ONTARIO (18 February 2019)—The Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) and The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) are working with FamilySearch International to digitize the historical Vernon directories for the Canadian province of Ontario. The initiative will begin immediately to preserve and make the directories freely searchable online

Visit PEC for Flashback February 2019

Flashback February is a week of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks, film screenings, stories and experiences exploring the unique cultural heritage of Prince Edward County. Experts, curators, artists and innovators will be on hand to spark conversation, lead activities and dig into our rich history. This year’s theme is Spirits of Our Past. Download the

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