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

Membership Renewal Time

Membership Renewals for 2020 Begin on November 1 Check out what the Quinte Branch OGS offers its members! HELP US GROW THE OGS FAMILY – CLICK HERE FOR A “REAL DEAL”

DNA Testing Guides

DNA Testing Guides is a great way to get started with testing DNA for genealogical purposes. Check out their blog! Check out the “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy”!

October 19: Shades of Allegiance: The Gerow Family

The speaker traces the Gerow Family from south western France as they flee from religious persecution as Huguenots to New York City at the dawn of the 18th century. The family flourishes in the New World until seeds of discord infect the populace. Three sons of the family are forced to choose their allegiance to

September 14: Doors Open in Quinte West

  The City of Quinte West is proud to be hosting its eighth annual “Doors Open” event on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm! Quinte West is situated on the shores of the Bay of Quinte, located directly along the Highway 401 corridor, approximately 1.5 hours’ drive east of Toronto and 2.5

Summer Activities in PEC

Alongside an experienced guide, explore the grounds of Macaulay Heritage Park, the historic estate of Reverend William Macaulay, who is credited with giving Picton its name. Tour the neighbouring graveyard at his former church, St. Mary Magdalene, and spot the unusual tombstone that’s in Ripley’s Believe or Not. The tour will make its way to

Echoes from the Past

Saturday, November 2, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) Genealogy 101 – “Echoes from the Past” A fundraiser for the Tweed and Area Historical Society will host four concurrent presentations …

Barriefield Battalion 155

Barriefield Battalion #155 – July 6, 1916 The 155th (Quinte) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Barriefield, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. After sailing to England in October 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 154th Battalion, CEF and 6th Reserve Battalion on December