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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Are You a Genealogical Researcher Role Model?

Reading a post on Facebook by a genealogy friend about one of her kittens who had jumped onto a shelf in a closet and ‘encountered several boxes of family history memorabilia” prompted this blog post.1… Keep reading

We Welcome New Members from the NYG&B

Welcome to New Members from the NYG&B  Steve Fulton, UE, President, The Ontario Genealogical Society   Last year we announced an agreement between the Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society providing a 25% saving … Keep reading

Toronto Branch Courses Fall 2018

  Toronto Branch Courses Fall 2018 Gwyneth Pearce, Publicity, Toronto Branch, OGS Using Ancestry.ca Library Edition & FamilySearch.org Where:     Toronto Reference Library When:      Starts September 20th. This three-week course is on three Thursdays, September 20,… Keep reading

Fergus Scottish Festival

  Join the Ontario Genealogical Society at the largest Scottish heritage festival outside of Scotland – the Fergus Scottish Festival, August 10-12, 2018, in Fergus, Ontario.  We will be in the Heritage Village, where you will… Keep reading