We look forward to seeing you at one of our Branch meetings, on Facebook or Twitter, and on our website! And if you find yourself in the Brampton area, you may want to stop in at the Four Corners Branch of the Brampton Public Library to see our genealogy collection.
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.
April 28th – Using Land Records to Flesh Out Your Family’s History in Upper Canada
Find out how land petitions can tell you about the lives of your ancestors and the places they lived in Upper Canada.
Speaker: Guylaine Petrin, BA, MLS
Sunday, April 28th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville
May 26th – 5th Halton-Peel Genealogy Road Show!!!
Has your family tree got you stumped? Are you having difficulty deciding how to get started? Do you need pointers on the different software programs available? We invite you to check out some of the resources and talk with experts available to help you trace your family tree! Bring your questions and we’ll see if we can help get you started or break down a brick wall.
- One-on-one with an expert
- Navigating Ancestry & other genealogy websites
- Comparing different family tree software programs
- Get tips on reading old documents
Sunday, May 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Brampton Public Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street East, Brampton
Genealogy Happenings in Halton-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. For more information, please 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.
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.
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 OGS credentials then a simple click on “Visit Branch Members Only” will take you right to our BMO page.
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