The educational component of the Society and its individual branches/Special Interest Groups (SIGs) stems from this sense of community but also expands on it. Think of the many educational opportunities that arise through individual contacts, through general membership meetings, through one-day seminars or workshops and also through the annual multi-day Society Conference which is only made possible through the efforts of our Member Volunteers, the Board of Directors and Society Office Staff. Branches and Special Interest Groups have created their own publications, as has the Society, both alone and in partnership with Dundurn Press.

The Society journal Families and both The Society and Branch/SIG newsletters expand the community and educational aspects of membership. Now, OGS members have free access to instructional and educational webinars each month. Additionally, through an arrangement with The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, members have access to free and discounted courses (print materials not included). Publication sales and reduced conference fees are but two other benefits.

The OGS also has a plethora of databases from which you can continue your family research.  We have a full library catalogue that is searchable, the TONI database, Cemetery Locator Cemetery listings, and databases of War Memorials, IOOF, Strays, and others.  There are many ways for you to begin your research, break through a brick wall or share your stories.