WELCOME!

What a year it has been – one that saw our ability to meet in-person curtailed and libraries/archives closed. But it’s also been a year of innovation for our Branch as we’ve moved our meetings online, until we can meet in-person again.  We’ll be carrying on with our online meetings for the rest of 2021 too and welcome you to join us for our webinars in September, October and our AGM in November. And, of course, we maintain an active presence on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! OUR 2021 & 2022 MEETINGS WILL BE FREE, VIRTUAL AND OPEN TO EVERYONE!

Sunday, January 16th at 2:00 p.m.

Welcome Back to the Archives of Ontario!

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Speaker: Lindsey Winstone

Join archivist Lindsey Winstone as she gives an overview for conducting research on their databases as well as new digitized content to support research from home. She will also discuss their new online booking tool and what new processes are in place for in-person visits to the Archives.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuduqgpzgiH9dRTP3CQQQdNgawmo6ycy-Q

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: 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.

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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