We hope you enjoy the new look for the Halton-Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society’s (OGS) website. We would love to hear your comments or suggestions about our site and would encourage you to please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
April 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.: Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville
Think like a genealogist: Creative research techniques to help you follow the right ancestral trail: Jane E. MacNamara
Family history research is all about following clues and creativity—imagining what records might exist around a life event, figuring out how to find the records, gleaning every bit of information from them—and letting those records lead you logically to the next source. Whether you are new to genealogy, or you have been at it for a while, this session will reinvigorate your research with new tactics and techniques for analysis.
May 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.: Burlington Public Library, Central Br., 2331 New St., Burlington
It’s our 4th Annual Genealogy Roadshow!
Has your family tree got you stumped? Are you having difficulty deciding how to get started? Do you need pointers on genealogy websites? Drop in to our Roadshow and ask our experts for help with your family tree. There is no cost and everyone is welcome. Bring your questions and details about what you know and we’ll see if we can help … or at least provide you with some new ideas of where to look!
See Events Calendar for more information
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 a good Family and Local History page.
Burlington Library has a comprehensive Local History page and also runs a popular Genealogy Club on the 2nd Monday of every month, led by OGS Vice-President Steve Fulton.
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.
OGS Webinars (Members Only)
The line up of speakers and topics has been announced for the 2018 OGS Webinar Series. The 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm ET. You can register in advance for the webinars of your choice. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with your own personal link to join the webinar. Automated reminder e-mails are set for 3 days prior, and 1 hour prior to the live presentation.
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