Welcome!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Branch meetings, on Facebook or Twitter, and on our website! And if you find yourself in the Brampton area, you may want to stop in at the Four Corners Branch of the Brampton Public Library to see our genealogy collection.

Branch Meetings

We look forward to seeing you at our meetings! 

As we cover both Halton and Peel Regions, our meeting locations alternate between Oakville and Brampton. Everyone is welcome to join us for the wide range of topics that are discussed between January-April and September-November, and our Annual Genealogy Roadshow held in May. Our meetings run from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

February 24th – Show & Tell

Join us for a Show & Tell of all sorts of interesting “stuff”!  You’re invited to bring an item of genealogical interest and share its story! Join us for a one of a kind session that will keep everyone talking!

Sunday, February 24th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville

March 24th – The Trunk in My Basement

You never know what you’ll find when you begin your genealogy quest. Join us as Branch member Coral Harkies shares her story of a mysterious steamer trunk in a basement that held genealogical treasures about her family. Examining the mementos gave her clues to unlocking generations of her grandfather’s family. Explore how you can use the clues in the treasures you find to trace your family’s story.

Sunday, March 24th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Brampton Public Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street East, Brampton

April 28th – Land Petitions

Many of us have been diving into the land records that have come online recently. Join us for a how-to guide for researching land petitions using the Library and Archives Canada website, as well as other sources.

Speaker: Guylaine Petrin

Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville

Genealogy Resources and Events in Halton and Peel

We are fortunate to be in an area where our local libraries are truly supportive of genealogical pursuits and regularly schedule courses to upgrade our skills and broaden our horizons.

Oakville Library has an exciting line-up of new events. For more information, please see their Family and Local History page for details of new monthly ‘Genealogy Meetup‘ sessions, Oakville’s 2nd annual Family History Fair, and new Genealogy Workshops.

Burlington Library has a comprehensive Local History page, and also runs a popular Genealogy Club on the 2nd Monday of every month between 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The Genealogy Club is led by OGS President Steve Fulton. This free session is a fun, 90-minute session for beginners and seasoned pro’s alike and really acts as a forum to raise questions, share ideas and get some inspiration.

Brampton Library offers a Genealogy and Local History page.
Milton Library also has a Genealogy and Local History section

Halton Peel Branch OGS also supports Heritage Mississauga in presenting Genealogy Workshops through the year

To find out more on any specific event, please visit our Events Calendar for more genealogy-related meetings happening in the communities of Halton and Peel. There’s lots going on to help you build your family tree. We will post meetings and workshops as we receive them.

For Branch members: If you have been having problems accessing our Branch Members Only (BMO) Page, please take note of the following change in the access procedure. After clicking on Members Only on the header above, you will see a new Log In box on the right-hand side. Sign in here with your OGS credentials then a simple click on “Visit Branch Members Only” will take you right to our BMO page.

OGS Webinars  (Members Only)

On Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m.,  Art Taylor will be giving a webinar on “Building a Custom Keyword List for your Digital Genealogy Files! OGS members can find more details about the webinar on OGS’ website.

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