Category: Ontario Ancestors

Ontario Ancestors: AGM 2022

The Annual General Meeting of The Ontario Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 11:00 am EST online via ZOOM for the following purposes: (1) to receive the Annual Report of the Society; (2) to receive the Financial Statements of the Society for the 2021 calendar year; (3) to ratify the Actions of

eWeekly Update and Archive

Our free weekly email newsletter includes news on Ontario Ancestors, our Branches and Special Interest Groups, updates on family history initiatives and events, and heritage information from across the province.  eWeekly Update is available to anyone with email and you do not need to be an OGS member to subscribe. CLICK TO VIEW PAST ISSUES

December 15: It All Disappears at Midnight

MEMBERSHIP IS NOW OPEN … BUT ONLY UNTIL DECEMBER 15 at 11:45 pm! Join OGS now and save 50% on your first year’s membership! We’ll match you with an existing member to take advantage of these savings. For details, visit ogs.on.ca/grow-our-family!

November 1: Time to Join Ontario Ancestors

Be part of an ever-growing community of family historians. Get FREE access to the MyHeritage Library edition with your membership. Connect with regional research specialists and thousands of unique local records and resources. Take advantage of hundreds of e-learning resources. DON’T FORGET MEMBERSHIP in the QUINTE BRANCH OPENS the QUINTE BRANCH LOUNGE

November 6: eWeekly’s Busy November

Our free weekly email newsletter includes news on Ontario Ancestors, our Branches and Special Interest Groups, updates on family history initiatives and events, and heritage information from across the province.  eWeekly Update is available to anyone with email and you do not need to be an OGS member to subscribe. CLICK TO VIEW PAST ISSUES

September 11: Cross-Border Cousins

Steve is Past President of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Chair of the Niagara Peninsula Branch since 2009 and Chair of the OGS Technical Support and Innovation Committee (TSIC). Steve’s passion and enthusiasm for genealogy and the concept of paying it forward has brought together many groups for the benefit of family history, building bridges and meeting new people.

June 16: The Discovery of Insulin

The discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting is one of the most significant events in the history of Canadian medical science. Grant Maltman’s presentation will provide an overview of the pre-Banting era, the discovery period, the legacy of insulin, and the importance of place that the Banting House National Historic Site represents here in London.

May 1: Sisters of St. Joseph in London and Hamilton

The presentation will provide an overview of orphan care by the Sisters of St. Joseph in London and Hamilton, and of the records which we keep in our archives. In London, the Sisters founded and administered Mount Hope which became Mount St. Joseph Orphanage, and later Fontbonne Hall. In Hamilton, they founded St. Mary’s Orphanage.

April 27: Family History Reno Project

A genealogy Do-Over is hard work and requires re-visiting a lot of sources and re-entering your family data.  The Family History Reno project preserves your original work file and provides a methodical way to find errors and omissions and to make corrections.  This allows you to carry on with current research while cleaning your tree.
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