We are continuing to meet online for the first half of 2022, with meetings happening from January to June. And, of course, we maintain an active presence on Facebook and Twitter.

We’ve also started monthly online conversations for our members – a new thing we’re trying. Members – please keep an eye on your email for details each month!

We’re a community of people who have a fascination of exploring our family trees, sharing what we’ve learned, helping others break down brick walls and preserving records that could help you discover your family’s roots in Halton or Peel Regions.

Branch Meetings

Our virtual meetings will replace our usual in-person sessions that alternatively take place at libraries in Oakville (Halton) and Brampton (Peel). Everyone is welcome to join us for the wide range of topics that are discussed between the months of January-May and September-November. Our meetings run from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meetings are free, virtual and open to everyone with  a love of exploring the lives and mysteries of their ancestors.

Sunday, May 29th at 2:00 p.m.

Halton-Peel Show & Tell


Our May Branch meeting, on Sunday May 29th at 2 p.m. eastern, will be a Genealogy Show and Tell! Since we can’t bring our Road Show to you in-person, we’ll hold a virtual open house featuring your stories and objects of interest!

Share a family story, show a family heirloom, artifact or document at our virtual May meeting. Everyone is welcome! Branch members interested in participating in the Show & Tell presentation should contact haltonpeel@ogs.on.ca by May 15th to let us know if you’d like to participate!

To register for this free event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuf-isrj4oGNIABlfktN0z6hxk7AHEI8WH

Sunday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m.

“Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins”

Speaker: Dave Obee

Genealogy Happenings in Halton-Peel

Due to COVID-19, in-person Genealogy Meet-Ups are being held online. Please visit their websites for more details.

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 Public Library: For more information, please see their Family and Local History page for details about the ‘Genealogy Meetup‘ sessions and new Genealogy Workshops.

Brampton Library offers a Genealogy and Local History page.

Milton Library also has a Genealogy and Local History section.

The Halton Hills Public Library offers monthly Genealogy Circle meetings, as well as other local history and genealogy services and resources, available on our Family History page.

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 Ontario Ancestors email and password credentials then a simple click on “Visit Branch Members Only” will take you right to our BMO page.

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Open to everyone – details on Dave’s talk and the registration link to follow soon!

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