Kawartha Branch
Ontario Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 861, Peterborough, ON  K9J 7A2

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The Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) was formed in 1975. We are a group dedicated to supporting genealogical research in the Counties of - The City of Kawartha Lakes (formerly known as Victoria), Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough through our library, regular meetings, beginners courses, and publications. We extend a warm welcome to all those seeking out their family roots, in our local Counties and elsewhere!


Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Beginning May 2014 -

    Kawartha Branch will be conducting a series of Beginner Genealogy courses. Sessions will be held throughout our four County Branch area as was the case in the summer of 2013. Dr Fraser Dunford will present each course and all are welcome to attend. Details are in the works and willl be confirmed very shortly. Please stay tuned as the 1st session of this summer is to be held in May at the Peterborough Public Library - Date to be decided still. Details will be posted soon advising the dates, times and locations of all sessions.


  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - General Meeting - de la Fosse Library, Park St S, Peterborough at 7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker - A. Earle Gray, speechwriter, editorial consultant, publisher and writer. Earle is the author of 10 published non-fiction books. Earle's talk will be based on his book titled - About Canada "My God this is a Great Country!" - a wonderful book about our country and historical events that shaped this land. Come and join us as Earle advises his talk will basically be a condensed version of a couple of chapters of his book with special reference to Peterborough.
  • ANNUAL BUS TRIP TO ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO - DATE: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014. COST: $35.00. Pick Up Times and Locations - 1) Peterborough - new stop - Car Park at Hwy 7 and Television Rd. with an 8:00 A.M. boarding 2) Car Park at Hwy 115/35 remains the same with an 8:30 A.M. boarding and 3) in Oshawa at the Stevenson Rd Swiss Chalet, also the same location with a boarding time between 9:00 and 9:15 A.M. ARRIVAL AT ARCHIVES - 10:30 - 11:00 A.M. and departure 4:45 P.M. DINNER: Swiss Chalet (905-728-8621). RETURN TO Car Parks - 8:00-8:15 at Hwy 115/35 and 8:45-9:00 P.M. at Hwy 7 and Television Rd. NOTE: Archives of Ontario Research Cards issued last year are valid for the life of the user. Anyone without a card will be required to Pre-Register. To pre-register go to http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/about register.aspx or call 1-800-668-9933. PLEASE CONTACT eleanoraldus@sympatico.ca or Barb Gibson at 705-743-9117 to book a seat or if you have any questions. Please book early as seating is limited. Make cheque payable to Kawartha Branch and mail to Kawartha Branch, OGS, PO Box 861, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7A2.
  • Tuesday, May 20th - 7:00 pm - Change of Location - This meeting will be held at the Peterborough Public Library - Main Branch on Aylmer Street. The Topic - Researching using the Peterborough Collection, Newspaper and Directory Collections. Come and join us to discover - what is available to genealogists at the Library. Note - this meeting is a lead in to the first of this year's series of Beginner Genealogy Sessions to be held during the summer beginning at the Peterborough Public Library. Date to yet be decided.



Access to our Library Collection at de la Fosse Library is now by Appointment Only. Please contact Alvina Seawright or June James to book a day and time.


Our Branch Newsletter "The Bulletin" - Next issue Summer 2014.



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