Research Help

The Branch maintains an extensive (and expanding) genealogical research library called the Quinte Genealogy Centre located in the Quinte West Public Library which is staffed by a group of experienced genealogy volunteers, subject to availability. They assist visitors on-site and carry out research by correspondence for those at a distance. Researchers can locate names of possible interest to them in the library holdings by searching our online FIND-IT – Names Index Database.

Research Queries Policy

The Quinte Branch is a non-profit organization and revenue earned from research is used to improve services and expand the collection. When requesting help with your research you may search the Names Index Database, compile a list of names you are interested in and submit the list via the e-mail form. If inquiring by regular e-mail please include your name, postal address and membership number if applicable.

A small fee is charged for research by correspondence to cover copying, postal and other costs and are handled in two ways as follows:

1) Member: research requests receive a $10.00 discount for the first request each year. Additional research requests will be charged as Non-member.
2) Non-member: research requests are calculated at $20/hour plus postage paid in advance.

POSTAGE: If your order can be filled by email there will be no charge for postage.
PHOTOCOPY: If you require a photocopy of the research then copying and postage will be charged extra at cost plus $5.00.

Prepayment Options

Made out to Quinte Branch OGS in Canadian funds and mailed to:
Quinte Branch of the OGS
Box 1371
Trenton, Ontario, Canada,  K8V 5R9

2) INTERAC E-TRANSFER: Payable to Quinte Branch of the OGS –

When payment is received the Treasurer will create a query number and advise research to do your work, and the order can be fulfilled by email or post depending on the content.

Please advise that you wish to proceed with your request.

Posting Queries to The Quinte Searchlight

Brief requests for specific information on names you are researching, or on other problems can be published in the quarterly newsletter, The Quinte Searchlight. Members may submit up to four queries per year; non-members are assessed $5.00 per query. Please send queries to Quinte Branch OGS, c/o The Editor, to the addresses listed below. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, e-mail address and membership number, if applicable.

Please send correspondence to:
Quinte Branch, OGS
PO Box 1371,
Trenton, Ontario, Canada  K8V 5R9

Identify a committee or person in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope, if applicable.

Please include your name, postal address and membership number, if applicable.
Telephone: 1-613-394-3381 Ext. 3328

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Names Index

Finding Aid
For more information, please refer to
Using the Names Index Database

Search, browse or download the Branch
Library Catalogue
UPDATED April 2019

50 pages, pdf file, 1.85 MB

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online catalogue for the

Quinte West
Public Library

from their home page

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