Publicity and Events

Hamilton UEL Group Visited Chatham-Kent

On July 25th, 2014, about 40 members of the Hamilton UEL Group toured Southwestern Ontario and celebrated the centennial of the group’s formation.  The group was greeted by members of the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogy Society as they toured Chatham-Kent, including a tour of Fairfield Museum, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and the Tecumseh Monument.  A lunch reception was also held at the Chilled Cork in Chatham.

Special guests “John and Martha McGregor” surprised the tour group at the site of the Tecumseh Monument.  A video recording of the event can be viewed on-line at this link!

Next Meeting:  September 12, 2014 Friday at 7 P.M.  the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society presents:


Learn about the C-K Cemetery Project, their website and even about cemetery “dowsing.” Held at St. Andrew’s Residence  99 Park St., Chatham, ON.  Everyone is welcome.  Open and free to the public.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to live-stream the meeting.  However, we will attempt to video record the presentation, and post a link on the website.  Stayed tuned for more information!


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Family Day Open House – Feb. 14, 2015

The Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Chatham Kent Library invite you to tour our family history collections for FAMILY DAY OPEN HOUSE on Saturday Feb 14/15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm located on the 2nd floor of the Chatham Kent Public Library.

Join Our February Meeting Live On-Line!

The next Kent Branch Ontario Genealogical Society meeting will be held on:

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM

at St. Andrew’s Residence, 99 Park St., Chatham.

Dabbling in DNA

Brenda Travis, from the Black Historical Society, will share her personal experience with this new and little known research tool.

Open and free to the public. If you are unable to join the meeting in person, please join us live online!