OGS Conference 2019: London Ontario (June 21-23)

Thinking about attending The Ontario Genealogical Society's Ontario Ancestors Conference and Family History Show in London, Ontario this year? The conference will be held at the downtown London Convention Centre June 21 to 23. Early Bird Pricing Discounts Expire March 31!!

RootsTech Video Archive

Weren’t able to get to RootsTech … many sessions were videotaped and archived for your viewing over several years. Watch past sessions from RootsTech saved in the RootsTech Video Archive

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!

Ontario Ancestors: Re-branding the OGS

The Ontario Genealogical Society announces that it is re-branding itself as Ontario Ancestors, with a new logo which will be rolled out throughout the Society and its publications and on-line presence in the coming months. The goal of the re-branding is to better connect with the family history user community throughout Canada, the United States

Surname Interest List

Boost your research … participate in our Surname Interest List, a Helping Hands Outreach Program of Quinte Branch OGS. The database of surnames is on our webpage or accessible via the following link. The Surname Interest List was developed to facilitate research collaboration, brick wall demolition, and cousin finding. It is not necessary to be a current member to participate. You may

Digitization of Historical Vernon Directories

Initiative Begins to Preserve Ontario’s Historical Vernon Directories OTTAWA, ONTARIO (18 February 2019)—The Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) and The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) are working with FamilySearch International to digitize the historical Vernon directories for the Canadian province of Ontario. The initiative will begin immediately to preserve and make the directories freely searchable online

16 February-Family History Reno Project

16 February 2019 Quinte Branch Presents: Family History Reno Project (The Easy Do-Over) Presentation by Bob Dawes (CALENDAR) Visit the Quinte Branch website at … https://quinte.ogs.on.ca Check out the Quinte Branch on Facebook at … https://www.facebook.com/QuinteBranch.OGS

Tackling Research Challenges Webinar

Join us with Janice Nickerson of Upper Canada Genealogy on Thursday, February 7th at 7 pm as she presents “Tackling Research Challenges: The Genealogical Proof Standard In Practice” The Genealogical Proof Standard isn’t just a way to measure the reliability of your research after the fact. It’s actually an excellent way to help you work