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.

This meeting is open to everyone!

September 24, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

“10 Must Haves for Genealogy and Family History Success”

Summary: Whether you’re just “dabbling” in genealogy and researching your roots, or you’ve become a “hard core lifer” obsessed with “the hunt,” there are basic skills that family historians of all levels have in common. Thomas will review those skills that can help you find success researching online or in-person.

Is there a RIGHT WAY to do GENEALOGY?

Join us on the 24th and find out! Please register ahead:


October 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Burlington 150 – How Did We Get Here?

Please join us for what we think will be a fascinating webinar outlining Burlington’s 150th Anniversary with our guest speaker, Alan Harrington of the Burlington Historical Society.

Stay tuned for more details!

To register for this meeting:


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 its 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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