Hello and welcome to the Halton-Peel Branch of Ontario Ancestors. Join us throughout year for exciting events as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. This year we have online (virtual) events scheduled for our January to May meetings. In June we are hoping you will join us in-person as we present a round table talk and discussion about Halton-Peel and our genealogy history. In September we will once again meet up in-person at a different location and hope to see you there as well. October and November meetings will once again be online only. Of course, we maintain an active presence on Facebook and X (Twitter) and you can find out more about upcoming events there as information is posted regularly.
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 tunes in to our virtual meetings! We truly appreciate the gift of your time, your questions and your enthusiasm for genealogy.
For members of the Halton-Peel Branch, we have webinars from the last few months available on our Members Only page. Recordings are only kept as long as the agreement stipulates with the presenter themselves, so if you miss a meeting and want to catch it, don’t wait too long.
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.
Our upcoming meetings are as follows:
Sunday, February 25, 2024 —
Getting the Most from Online Newspaper Collections in Our Digital World
Speaker: Jess Possgate, Project Coordinator for “Our Digital World”
Sunday, March 24 — 2:00 p.m.
A 19th Century Ontario Enigma: A case study into the research of the Family of Lorenzo White in Pickering
Speaker: Janice Nickerson
Sunday, April 28 — 2:00 p.m.
Inheritance Interrupted: About the estate files of WWI soldiers
Speaker: Jane MacNamara
Genealogy Happenings in Halton-Peel
Genealogy Meet-Ups are currently 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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