1) A number of new Halton and Peel cemeteries have been added to Canadian Headstones this summer:
Bowes United Church (Trafalgar); Cove Chapel (Nassagaweya); Colling Pioneer (Nelson);
St George’s Lowville (Nelson); Dublin-St Joseph’s (Esquesing); Cosmopolitan (Toronto Twp)
And more are in the works (stay tuned)

2) 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.

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.

We hope that everyone has had a terrific summer, and made some progress on your family tree! Mark your calendars as we’re back to the Oakville Public Library (120 Navy Street, Oakville) on Sunday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m.  where Sandra McNamara will be speaking about:  “Researching Through Facebook”. This talk will focus on the merits of joining various Facebook groups and their value to research. Sandra will be talking about  the benefits of an “open” group versus a “closed” group; posting etiquette and she’ll be giving examples of groups that are out there.

We’ve got a great slate of presentations coming up this fall in both Oakville and Brampton. To read more about upcoming presentations, please visit our website’s calendar.

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 starting in the fall.
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.


OGS Webinars  (Members Only)

The 2018 OGS Webinar Series  continues on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm ET.
For those new to this member benefit,  you can now also catch up on Webinars from 2017 and Webinars from 2016

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