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.

Our Branch Meetings

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our virtual meetings so far this year! We truly appreciate the gift of your time, questions and enthusiasm for genealogy.

For members of the Halton-Peel Branch, we have four webinars from the last few months available on our Members Only page.

We will be back in the fall with more virtual meetings! Tune in to our Facebook page and Twitter (@HaltonPeelOGS) for more news and tips over the summer.

September 25, 2022

What Lies Beneath: Pioneer Cemeteries and Oakville History – Elaine Eigl, Speaker

September 25, 2022 – 2:00 pm • Virtual Meeting

Heritage specialist, Elaine Eigl, presents a different perspective on the challenges of research into Oakville’s pioneer cemeteries and how their stories relate to the history of Oakville.

Elaine has extensive experience as a cultural heritage specialist. As a municipal heritage planning consultant with the Town of Oakville, Elaine conducted extensive research into Bronte and Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen Cemeteries. She also consults with Heritage Mississauga, and conducts cemetery and walking tours for both Oakville and Bronte Historical Societies.

Everyone is welcome to this free, virtual event – please register in advance.

October 23, 2022

Writing your Family History – Lynn Palermo, Speaker

November 27, 2022


Accessing Upper Canada War of 1812 Records – Fred Blair, Speaker

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 has a Family and Local History page for details about the ‘Genealogy Meetup‘ sessions and new Genealogy Workshops.

Brampton Public Library offers a Genealogy and Local History page.

Milton Public Library also has a Genealogy and Local History section.

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 Members Only (MO) 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 simply click on Members Only to access to more files that we’ve added.

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