The Ontario Genealogical Society’s  Grow Our Family campaign has returned for a third straight year! In order to get 50% off your OGS membership renewal, encourage a friend to join too, and they’ll get 50% off as well!  This program closes on December 15th at 5:00 p.m.  Don’t forget to get your Halton-Peel Branch membership when you’re on the OGS website! For more details, please visit : The Ontario Genealogical Society

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.

AGM & Branch Meeting – Maiden Aunts of the 20th Century

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 25th at the Brampton Public Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street East.

Following our AGM, the topic of discussion will be: “Maiden Aunts of the 20th Century – the Forgotten Generation of Women”. The First World War resulted in large military casualties for all the countries involved. This also resulted in a large generation of single women. They had to create a new kind of life for themselves with virtually no hope of a husband or children. In an era when women married and raised families these women were set apart from society. Learn how this generation of women created new lives for themselves and how during this process they affected society, the world and your family history.

Please  note: there will be no Branch meeting in December.

We’re putting together a great slate of presentations for 2019. Stay tuned for updates about what’s in store for our next meeting in January at the Brampton Public Library.

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 final event of the OGS Webinar Series  happens on Thursday Dec. 6th  7:00 pm ET.
“Scotland’s Resources: There is more to Scottish Research than Scotland’s People”
Sponsored by the Scottish Special Interest Group of OGS.

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