The Ontario Genealogical Society, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1961, is the largest genealogical society in Canada. Our Mission is to encourage, bring together and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history and to preserve our Ontario genealogical heritage.

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Grow Our Family Campaign Returns for 2018

Following on the success of last year’s Grow Our Family membership campaign, the Board of Directors has again approved the offer for our 2018 Membership season.  Any member of the Society renewing their membership can… Keep reading

It’s Here!  The New OGS Website!

The website of The Ontario Genealogical Society has been rebuilt over the past several months to include many new features, and we are ready for its big launch! The new site has a fresh modern… Keep reading

Recording the Stories Behind Our Personal Possessions

My wife and took a bus tour of Northern Ontario the first week of October primarily to see the fall colours. We rode the Algoma Canyon Tour Train and “soaked” in the scenery. One of our… Keep reading

October Webinar – Harnessing the Facebook Generation

Have you ever wished that younger members of your family would take an interest in genealogy? Despite its title, this lecture is not about setting up a Facebook page, Tweeting, or devising a family history website.… Keep reading