The Ontario Genealogical Society, a Canadian Registered Charity founded in 1961, is the largest member-supported family history society in Canada. Our Mission is to encourage, bring together and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history and to preserve our Ontario genealogical heritage.

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CEF Digitization Update

CEF Digitization Update Library and Archives Canada As of March 15th, 568,203 of 640,000 files are available online in our Personnel Records of the First World War database. Please visit the Digitization of the Canadian… Keep reading

Leaving a Family History Legacy for Others – Or Not!

  Leaving a Family History Legacy for Others – Or Not! Alan Campbell, Past President, OGS Each genealogist/family historian needs to decide whether or not she/he is planning to leave some legacy for others related… Keep reading

Kent Branch DNA Workshop

  Kent Branch DNA Workshop Linda Paterson, Kent County Branch OGS Public Relations, Publicity and Special Events Wondering whether to take a DNA test or how DNA can help your family history research? The Kent… Keep reading

Database Updates

Database Updates TONI, The Ontario Name Index, is an OGS name-based index to Ontario records. There are currently more than 5.2 million name references in TONI. TONI seeks out sources that are unlikely to be… Keep reading