Category: Resources and Research

Discover the Community Archives

Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre: Learn how to navigate the Belleville Community Archives with this free ZOOM program on Tuesday, July 21 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call 613-966-4632 or visit to register for this event. Amanda Hill, Archivist, will explore the resources at the Belleville Community Archives.  

Phase 3: Quinte Branch OGS

This week, the Ontario Genealogical Society announced that all Branch and Special Interest Group meetings should continue on for the balance of the 2020 calendar year as virtual or online meetings. “Read more” to understand the effect of “Phase 3” on the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors/OGS.

Quinte Branch Online Finding Aid “Update”

To celebrate our 40th anniversary as a branch of Ontario Ancestors/OGS the Quinte Branch “Online Finding Aid” is getting an update. The number of records will increase to over 1,516,000 thanks to the efforts of our volunteer indexers. That’s an increase of over 166,000 records available for you to search online.

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!