Irish Palatine Special Interest Group

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Welcome to the Irish Palatine Special Interest Group (IP-SIG) – the first Special Interest Group established by the Ontario Genealogical Society in 2008.

The purpose of this group is to help you research your Irish Palatine heritage by providing resource information, links and a connection to other Irish Palatines.  Anyone interested in this SIG should e-mail SIG IP Communications at

Looking ahead to the OGS Conference in Barrie, Ontario

The 2015 OGS Conference is just around the corner. This year it is being held at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario the weekend of May 29th to the 31st. Registration for participants is now open at OGS Members Conference Registration

Patti Mordasewicz, Conference Chair, has been busy interviewing some of the presenters. The first two interviews have been posted on Youtube so you can hear them describe the presentations they will be making. This will hopefully help you to decide which sessions you would like to attend.

And don’t forget Austin Bovenizer’s presentation from Ireland on Sunday morning, followed by our own IP-OGS Annual General Meeting. Hope to see you there!

The Tour Book Has Been Published!

In September 2013, 36 people from five different countries (Ireland, England, Australia, the US and Canada) joined together to tour many of the places in Ontario where their Irish Palatine ancestors had settled. This book is the story, in pictures and words, of the places that they visited. Click here to see a preview of the book…Preview: Irish Palatines in Ontario Tour

If you would like to order a copy of this book (cost of $40.00 Canadian), please email SIG IP Communications at for an order form, which will show the appropriate shipping and handling charge (it varies, depending on where the package is going).