Category: Community Outreach

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

Summer Activities in PEC

Alongside an experienced guide, explore the grounds of Macaulay Heritage Park, the historic estate of Reverend William Macaulay, who is credited with giving Picton its name. Tour the neighbouring graveyard at his former church, St. Mary Magdalene, and spot the unusual tombstone that’s in Ripley’s Believe or Not. The tour will make its way to

Echoes from the Past

Saturday, November 2, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) Genealogy 101 – “Echoes from the Past” A fundraiser for the Tweed and Area Historical Society will host four concurrent presentations …

Barriefield Battalion 155

Barriefield Battalion #155 – July 6, 1916 The 155th (Quinte) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Barriefield, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. After sailing to England in October 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 154th Battalion, CEF and 6th Reserve Battalion on December

Coming Events

Check out this event of premier interest to the “genealogy community” … ! June 21-23: OGS Conference in London, Ontario (Breaking Down Genealogical Barriers)