Category: Ontario Ancestors

March 22: Tragic Loss of the Speedy

In October 1804, a British gunboat, the Speedy, disappeared in a storm on Lake Ontario near Presqu’ile Point south of Brighton, and all 20 on board were lost. To this day, the circumstances surrounding this tragic chapter in the history of Upper Canada remain shrouded in mystery. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE WITH THE TORONTO BRANCH

Branch and SIG Zoom Meetings

These Zoom-based webinars cover many topics of interest to family historians from “Researching Military Ancestors”, to exploring how to use the “FamilySearch.org” website, to discovering religious records, to considering the implications of using DNA for research to “Understanding Ontario’s Crown Land Records”. These presentations represent a wealth of education for Ontario genealogists.

March 6: Writing/Publishing a Family History

David Bellhouse is a retired professor of statistics from the University of Western Ontario, where he has taught for 41 years. He has self-published three books about his family history and has also published two family histories on the Internet. His interest in family history has continued to the present day. FREE REGISTRATION REQUIRED  

Elections: OGS Board of Directors

On Saturday, September 26, the Ontario Genealogical Society held its Annual General Meeting at which a new slate of Directors was elected. During the meeting electronic voting was held to elect a President, Vice President and six new Directors. Congratulations to the successful candidates and a heartfelt “thank you” to those moving on.

September 26: Register Early for AGM

  Join the Board of Directors and members of the Society from around the world this Saturday to discuss past successes and future plans and to celebrate our volunteers and Branches/SIGs at our Annual General Meeting. This will be held as a “virtual” meeting on the ZOOM platform. Members should register well before 10:00 am.

September 26: Ontario Genealogical Society

Join the Board of Directors and members of the Society from around the world this Saturday to discuss past successes and future plans and to celebrate our volunteers and Branches/SIGs at our Annual General Meeting. This will be a “virtual” meeting on the ZOOM platform. You must register before 10:00 am on the OGS website.  

September 26: Ontario Ancestors AGM

Join the Board of Directors and members of the Society from around the world this Saturday to discuss past successes and future plans and to celebrate our volunteers and Branches/SIGs at our Annual General Meeting. This will be a “virtual” meeting on the ZOOM platform. You must register before 10:00 am on the OGS website.

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!

CANCELLATION: Vision 2020 (June 5-7)

– CANCELLATION – Ontario Ancestors/OGS Conference VISION 2020 – REFUNDS ARE IN THE WORKS – REGISTRATION FEES CAN BE DONATED WHOLE OR IN PART TO ONTARIO ANCESTORS/OGS – CONTACT  MEGAN [ ed@ogs.on.ca ] TO ARRANGE DONATIONS –  TAX RECEIPTS WILL BE ISSUED FOR DONATIONS < STAY SAFE >

Grow Our Family Campaign

Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign has returned once again for the 2020 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