Welcome to The Ontario Genealogical Society

Ontario Ancestors – The Ontario Genealogical Society is an Ontario registered non-profit corporation, a registered Canadian charity and, is Canada’s largest member supported genealogical organization. Founded in 1961, with the vision of being recognized as the authority and leader in all aspects of Ontario related family history research, preservation and communication, the mission of Ontario Ancestors – The Ontario Genealogical Society is to encourage, bring together and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history and to preserve Ontario’s genealogical heritage. Ontario Ancestors – The Ontario Genealogical Society has 30 geographically based branches throughout Ontario together with 5 special interest groups (British Home Children, Eastern European, Scottish, Irish and Irish-Palatine).

Ways to support the Ontario Genealogical Society

Donation Society

 Plant a seed and help the Society grow – donate a one time amount today, or include donations to us in your monthly budget. Simply select “Donate Now” below for a one-time donation, or select “Donate Monthly”, and select your desired monthly gift to Ontario Ancestors, The Ontario Genealogical Society. Donate safely and securely through our partners at CanadaHelps.org and receive an instant tax receipt by return email. Considering a legacy gift, a donation of securities or other ways to support Ontario Ancestors?


Ontario Ancestors “eWeekly Update”
Our free weekly email newsletter includes news on Ontario Ancestors, our Branches and Special Interest Groups, updates on family history initiatives and events, and heritage information from across the province.  eWeekly Update is available to anyone with an email address and you do not need to be an Ontario Ancestors member to subscribe.

If you have a Union officer ancestor in the American Civil War, MOLLUS has a new website and a posted guide for filling out your hereditary application. #History #Genealogy #militaryappreciation https://loyallegion.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Commandery-Guide-rev-Sept-21-2021-1.pdf

Missing daughter reunited with family… after 51 years!

#genealogy #DNA #familytree #familyhistory #genetics #geneticgenealogy https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63797314

Sometimes I think #Genealogy is at its best when uncovering forgotten life stories. It's a great feeling when you learn about someone from long ago and the knowledge is inspiring; even better when you can then share it with someone else you know will value it.

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