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.



Call for Papers

The Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is hosting the second annual Kawartha Conference in Peterborough, Saturday, Oct 3.  The theme is:

Military Settlers

We seek papers on all aspects of the settlement of British discharged military in Ontario. In particular we seek papers that comment on:
- the situation (economic and political) in the UK that caused military people to emigrate
- the military situation in Canada that encouraged military settlers
- the economic situation in Canada
- how the military emigration took place
- the results
- where the documentation is

It is a one-day conference with five speakers, each of one hour.
Please send a brief outline of your paper to <kawarthaconference@ogs.on.ca> by Apr 30.

Upcoming Meetings and Events


There will be no meetings in January, February or March. Our collection continues to be available by appointment during regular business hours of the de la Fosse Library.

April is traditionally the month for our bus trip to the Ontario Archives. As per our February Newsletter, we requested anyone interested in going on the trip to please contact Alvina Seawright by March 1st, in order for us to review the numbers and decide if we would proceed with the trip this year. To date we have not received a high enough response to warrant the arrangement of a bus, thus the trip will not take place in April this year.

Ontario Genealogical Society - Conference 2015 - May 29 to 31 - Barrie Ontario

NEWSFLASH: OGS Extends Early-Bird Deadline! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Go to the conference website (http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/) for details about workshops, speakers, tours, accommodation, meals, Marketplace and online registration. Early Bird registration closes on 10 April.


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 May 2015.



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