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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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

Handing on Family History Stories and Artifacts to the Next Generation

About a year ago my wife stopped at the door of my office and said something that pushed me into action. Her question was “Once you are gone what am I supposed to do with… Keep reading