A Little About the Branch

The Sault & District Branch covers the District of Algoma and it joined the Ontario Genealogical Society on 12 February 1983. The objective is “To encourage, assist and bring together all those interested in the pursuit of Family History”.

Over the years numerous projects have been undertaken by branch members at both the local level and under the direction of OGS. The transcription of head stones  have been completed with the exception of five cemeteries in Algoma.  In the days before the internet, the branch transcribed and published the Census of Algoma for 1861; 1871; 1881; 1891 and 1901, as well as Births, Marriages and Deaths extracted from the Sault Star (1901-25) and the Bruce Mines Spectator (1901-56).

The branch library holdings are at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library at 50 East St.  An annual used book sale is held in February on the weekend prior to Family Day at the Station Mall, with proceeds going towards enlarging our genealogical library.

The branch meets on the second Wednesday of every month except July and August. Join us at Rosedale Public School, 90 Chapple Ave. Sault Ste. Marie at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in Family History is welcome!