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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Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers and Our Veterans

With tomorrow being Remembrance Day, my thoughts turned to the military history of my family in composing this blog post. I remember hearing my father complain that he was too young to enlist in WW… Keep reading

Ontario Genealogical Society Acquires “”

The Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that it has acquired the genealogical website by way of gift from the site’s founder and operator, Peter Bolton. was established by Peter Bolton and… Keep reading

Mark Your Calendar, November 28th is #GivingTuesday

Is genealogy your cause? The Ontario Genealogical Society invites you to join its Giving for the Future, Preserving the Past campaign on #GivingTuesday to support the Society’s essential activities in genealogical research, education and digital… Keep reading

Using the Online Indexes at the Provincial Archives of Alberta

My direct line Campbell ancestors “escaped” Ontario by 1878 to Manitoba at first and then to Saskatchewan. My father, born in the North West Territories [Saskatchewan], came east to Ontario in the early 1940s to… Keep reading