Kawartha Branch
Ontario Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 861, Peterborough, ON K9J 7A2
Branch e-mail address: kawartha@ogs.on.ca

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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 meetings, events, beginners courses, library collection, and publications.

We extend a warm welcome to all those seeking out their family roots.

Kawartha Branch, OGS - now has a Facebook Group - be sure to check it out - researchers helping researchers.

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2016 Upcoming Meetings and/or Events


Presents a one-day Conference entitled


An examination of the genealogical resources of the Kawartha area provided by the people who hold the resources. (Kawartha Area: the current and former counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough and Victoria - and some of the nearby areas!)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

9:30 am to 4:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 am)

Northminster United Church

300 Sunset Blvd, Peterborough

The cost is $15.00 and includes lunch.

Space is limited - registration is essential - Registration Form

Attending organizations will be listed here as they register.

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Call for Papers

The third Annual Kawartha Conference

will be held in Peterborough on Saturday, October 1, 2016

The theme is - Sickness and Health: 1830-1900

We seek speakers, particularly ones that discuss the theme as applied to the Kawartha region

Possible topics are:

  • diseases and how they were treated, including the old names for them
  • a doctor's life
  • childbirth
  • the development of hospitals
  • how to access and use health records

Proposals should be sent to Kawartha Conference

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1) Online Newspaper Articles

In 2015 Kawartha Branch started an outreach program through the online newspaper MyKawartha . There are two sets of monthly articles with one set scheduled to come out early each month and the other set to come out mid-month:

Families of the Kawarthas (aka Founding Families at the online address) will give brief histories of some of the early settlers in this area. The articles to date are:

NOTE: If you would like to write about your ancestors for the series above, let us know at kawarthaprojects@ogs.on.ca

The Amateur Genealogist which introduces people to the basics of genealogy. The articles can be found at the following links:

2) Family History Name Index

The Branch library has many family histories. We are creating a name index for each history and will put the index in TONI (The Ontario Name Index - the three million and growing name index created by OGS). If you would like to help, this is another project you can do in your own home. We send you a digitized copy of the family history, you read it, and you enter each name you find into a spreadsheet. If you want to help - please contact us at: kawarthaprojects@ogs.on.ca

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Access to our Library Collection at de la Fosse Library is by Appointment Only. Please contact the Branch Librarian to book a day and time.

Our Branch Newsletter "The Bulletin" - Next issue May 2016.
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