January 24: Family History Reno Project

A workshop developed by Bob Dawes for the Halton Peel Branch of Ontario Ancestors … If you’ve ever wanted to clean your family history file, this is the best approach. Normally, a “Do Over” involves re-entering all your information from scratch but this approach allows continued use of your file for research while cleaning it

January 16: Crouse Wanamaker Lecture

The Quinte Branch Crouse Wanamaker Lecture, which honours the founders of the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, will be presented on January 16, 2021 starting at 1:00 pm. Cheryl Levy, PLCGS, of Footprints to Heritage, a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, is our presenter for this informative lecture. Share Cheryl’s lifelong journey.

January 16: 40 Years of Genealogy

The Quinte Branch Crouse Wanamaker Lecture, which honours the founders of the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, will be presented on January 16, 2021 starting at 1:00 pm. Cheryl Levy, PLCGS, of Footprints to Heritage and a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, is our presenter for this informative lecture. Share Cheryl’s lifelong journey.

A New Year: 2021

On New Year’s Day, when the singing, fireworks and champagne toasts are over, many of us become more serious about life. We take stock and plan new courses of action to better our lives. This is seen in one of the most popular customs and the key to the meaning of New Year’s: making resolutions.

A Pioneer Christmas

The Christmas holiday in Canada has come a long way from the days of pioneer Canada. However, although the tree wasn’t loaded with gifts, those small log cabins were filled with love. British families had a custom of hanging greens. This was more appropriate in the cabins of Upper Canada. [In Praise of Canadian History]

Dr. Brearley Collections

Donald Brearley is a native of Belleville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Guy Gage Brearley, and a graduate of Queen’s University Medical School in 1970. He established his practice of his life’s work in his hometown where he has practiced his profession for 40 years. Dr. Brearley welcomes any additional information for these unique databases.

Renew Membership in Ontario Ancestors/OGS

Bring a new member when you join and you both receive 50% off your OGS membership. Membership in the Ontario Genealogical Society comes with benefits and advantages, including free access to our webinar series, discounts on hotel and car rentals and special prices on Conference. Members can also join Branches and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Ontario Township Papers at FamilySearch

Through an agreement with the Archives of Ontario, FamilySearch is making Ontario’s Township Papers available on their website for free. In order to access them, you must sign into or create a free account with FamilySearch.  Please note that these records have not yet been indexed or transcribed, but hold a real wealth of information.

1871 Hastings County Assessment Rolls

A new project from the Community Archives might be of interest to you. We have scanned the 1871 Hastings County assessment roll and would like your help in making the names in it available to the public. Each municipality in the county of Hastings regularly sent a copy of its assessment roll to the county authorities.

December 9: Insider’s Guide to OnLand.ca

All documents for every Land Registry Office can be accessed through the Document images feature on the OnLand site. If the document is not available for viewing, you can follow the system prompts to request it, and it will be uploaded within 24 hours. Registration is required for this webinar. PREPARE BY WATCHING TUTORIAL VIDEOS