Category: Resources and Research

Need A Genealogy Road Map

Getting started in Family History research can be both daunting and extremely rewarding. Where do you start, how do you keep track of everything and how can you get help? The Quinte Branch with the help of Bob Dawes has started this Genealogy 101 basic instruction guide on the website to help you get going.

Find A Real Treasure

The SIL is comprised of family surnames of interest to our members, past members and library contacts (AKA the providers), based on their research focus in Hastings, Prince Edward, and neighboring Counties. Download the files and check out the possibility that one or more of our SIL providers have similar surname research interests to you.

Resources for Ancestors Across Ontario

The original interactive Ontario map on the OGS website is linked to each of the Ontario Ancestors Branches. To identify and to open the website of a branch, simply click on the name of the county or region on the map below. A new window will open for the website of the relevant Branch.

Free Hosting of Family Trees

Your Family Trees/Genealogy hosted AT NO COST! Users can view and search but cannot download your GEDCOM. The software hides ALL data on living people. You may have your GEDCOM removed at any time and Ontario Ancestors/OGS reserves the right to refuse any submission. This is a great place to upload your GEDCOM for safe-keeping.

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