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, in our local Counties and elsewhere!

Please Note - In lieu of the Monthly General Meeting in September and October we are providing 4 Beginner Genealogy Seminars in September and the One-Day Conference in October. Our Annual General Meeting will be held in November.


Upcoming Meetings and Events


1) Beginner Genealogy Seminars

Kawartha Branch is conducting a series of Beginner Genealogy Seminars throughout our four County Branch area. Dr. Fraser Dunford, Past Executive Director of the Ontario Genealogical Society and a Kawatha Branch member will be the presenter. Dr. Dunford has lectured, written four books and many articles on genealogy. Two of his books - The Beginner's Guide to Genealogy and The Beginner's Guide to Ontario Genealogy are the basis of each seminar designed to cover the basics of searching records, recording dates, citation, and guiding principles to get you started on your family tree.

All are welcome, no charge, however space may be limited in some locations. To reserve a spot for a session please call ahead to the contact number listed for each location below.

  • Our first of the 2014 Beginner Genealogy Seminars was held at the Peterborough Public Library on June 17th.

Upcoming Venues

  • Tuesday, September 16th - 1-3 pm - Campbellford Public Library. Contact: the library - 705-653-3611 OR 705-741-6066.
  • Thursday, September 18th - 1-3 pm - Bobcaygeon Library. Contact: 705-741-6066.
  • Tuesday, September 23rd - 1-3 pm - Lindsay Public Library. Contact: 705-741-6066.
  • Friday, September 26th -1-3 pm - Douro Dummer Library - 435 4th Line, Douro. Contact: 705-741-6066.
  • Buckhorn Seniors - Date and location to be announced.

2) One Day Conference - Entitled - "Getting Here" -

Click Here to preview a Brief Outline and Agenda

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 9 am to 3:15 pm - Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Blvd, Peterborough.

Conference Registrar Contact - 705-743-9117.

Conference Registration form - Click Here To Print



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 November 2014.



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