Our Objectives

  • To promote, encourage and foster the study of genealogy and original genealogical research in the branch’s geographical area.
  • To collect and preserve information, books, manuscripts, charts, maps, photographs, microfilm and related material relevant to genealogical study.
  • To encourage and instruct members in the ethical principles and techniques of genealogical research.
  •  To publish and distribute books, bulletins and other material, as may, from time to time, be desirable to further their foregoing objects of the branch.
  • To raise funds for any of the foregoing objects and to accept donation, gifts, legacies, and bequests.
  • To support “organizations” external to the society and within the branch’s geographical area which have a shared interest in genealogy and family history.

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!