Category: Resources and Research

CLOSED: Due to Corona Virus

Until further notice, Library Services at 7 Creswell Drive Trenton, QWPL and Quinte Branch Genealogical Library are closed until at least 5 May 2020. In addition, the Branch Council Meeting scheduled for  Apr 9, 2020, if held, will be a virtual meeting online. Further advice is pending regarding the Ontario Ancestors conference on June 5-7.

CLOSED: Genealogy Research Library

The Quinte West Public Library locations in Trenton and Frankford are closed to the public effective at 12:00 pm on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Quinte Branch OGS Genealogy Research Library will be closed also, as it is located in the Quinte West Public Library in Trenton.   CHECK OUT “QUINTE NEWS” FOR DETAILS  

March 21: Finding Family History with OurDigitalWorld

OurDigitalWorld hosts a wide range of community collections from Ontario and beyond, including one of the world’s largest newspaper sites – all freely accessible to the public. Jess Posgate is the Projects Coordinator for OurDigitalWorld.   Quinte Branch OGS Website Quinte Branch OGS on Facebook  


Contact the Quinte Branch if you need some help with your research – or even better – come out to a meeting, like the presentation by Nick Post on February 15 (1:00 pm) at the Quinte West Library complex, and get acquainted with the workings of the Quinte Branch OGS in person.  

OGS Bus Trip to Visit the Ontario Archives

You are not required to be a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society or the Quinte Branch to join us on the bus! There are still seats available.  These seats will only be available for a few more days!   CLICK BELOW FOR INFORMATION PAGE OR SIGNUP SHEET    

Local Directories – A Wealth of Information

The Ontario Genealogical Society and its local branches offer so much more than just census details and birth-marriage-death records. Local county and municipal “directories” offer a snapshot of your ancestors’ lives and social context at a particular point in the past. Here are some sample communities described in the Directory for Hastings County for 1869.

Vernon Directories Digitization Project Has Started

The Digitization Project has officially begun and we’re excited! The first of many books has been digitized and will be available shortly online. Stay tuned for access information! OGS President Steve Fulton working with FamilySearch employees at RootsTech to begin the scanning of these valuable genealogical resources – The Vernon’s Directories!

Cemetery Transcriptions on CD-ROM

Accelerate your research through “cemetery transcriptions”. The following items can be purchased by mail order from the Quinte Branch OGS using the convenient Mail Order Form for payment by cheque or money order.