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 webinars from the last few months available on our Members Only page.

We will be continuing to deliver virtual meetings for the foreseeable future after hearing from our members. Tune in to our Facebook page and Twitter (@HaltonPeelOGS) for more news and tips.

February 26, 2023

2:00 p.m. An African-Canadian Family History Mystery – The Truth Revealed

Guest Speaker: Mags Gaulden

A well-spun family story where the trth is revealed through the use of traditional, forensic and genetic genealogy.

The registration link will soon be posted

This meeting is open to everyone

March 26, 2023

2:00 p.m. An Introduction to Researching your Eastern European Ancestors

Guest Speaker: Ewa Kujawa

In this introductory session, Ewa will cover the basics of researching your ancestors in Eastern Europe.

The registration link to soon follow. This meeting is open to everyone.

April 23, 2023

2:00 p.m. Making Use of All Censuses in Canada

Guest Speaker: Ken McKinlay

We are all familiar with the population schedules found on the various census enumerations of Canada. However, are you familiar with the other Canadian census schedules available to us with an eye to highlighting some of the treasures they hold that may help us in our genealogy and family history research.

The registration link will be posted soon. This meeting is open to everyone.

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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