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

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. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Our Fall slate of meetings will be virtual and will begin on Sunday, September 27th – stay tuned for more details about our September, October & November sessions.

Genealogy Happenings in Halton-Peel

Due to COVID-19, in-person Genealogy Meet-Ups have been moved 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 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 Public 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 Ontario Ancestors 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.

Exciting news! The Milton Public Library will begin hosting  its own Genealogy Meetup! Meetings take place in the Teal Program Room, Main Branch, 1010 Main Street, Milton. Whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned pro, meetups are great opportunities to learn, meet others, or just share some of your recent discoveries.

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

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 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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