Kawartha Branch
KAWARTHA BRANCH
Ontario Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 861, Peterborough, ON  K9J 7A2

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The Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) was formed in 1975. We are a group dedicated to supporting genealogical research in the Counties of - The City of Kawartha Lakes (formerly known as Victoria), Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough through our library, regular meetings, beginners courses, and publications.

We extend a warm welcome to all those seeking out their family roots.

   

ONLINE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Earlier this year Kawartha Branch started a new outreach program through the online newspaper MyKawartha - http://www.mykawartha.com/. There are two sets of monthly articles with one set scheduled to come out early each month and the other set to come out mid-month:

Families of the Kawarthas (aka Founding Families at the online address) will give brief histories of some of the early settlers in this area. The articles thus far are as follows:

1) Founding Families of the Kawarthas: The Hammelins - http://www.mykawartha.com  

2) Founding Families of the Kawarthas: The Boltons - http://www.mykawartha.com  

3) Families of the Kawarthas: The City Directories Offer So Much Insight - http:www.mykawartha.com  

NOTE: If you would like to write about your ancestors for the series above, let us know at kawarthaprojects@ogs.on.ca

The Amateur Genealogist which introduces people to the basics of genealogy. The articles thus far can be found at the following links:

1) Getting to the 'root' of family history - http:www.mykawartha.com  

2) Don't let the internet be your first stop when researching your family history - http:www.mykawartha.com  

3) Understanding Civil Registration - http:www.mykawartha.com  

4) How To Read A Census - http:www.mykawartha.com  

ANOTHER NEW PROJECT

The Branch library has many family histories. We are creating a name index for each history and will put the index in TONI (The Ontario Name Index - the three million and growing name index created by OGS). If you would like to help, this is another project you can do in your own home. We send you a digitized copy of the family history, you read it, and you enter each name you find into a spreadsheet. If you want to help - please contact us at: kawarthaprojects@ogs.on.ca

Upcoming Meetings and Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

May 29 to 31, 2015 - Barrie Ontario - Ontario Genealogical Society - Conference 2015

Go to the conference website (http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference/) for details about workshops, speakers, tours, accommodation, meals, Marketplace and online registration.

June through September - dates and locations are being finalized for our Beginner Genealogy Seminars. Please check back often for updates.

Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year. Celebration plans to be announced at a later date.

October 3, 2015 - Kawartha Branch is hosting our 2nd Annual Kawartha Conference. The theme is: Military Settlers. (More details to come.)

   
Notes
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Access to our Library Collection at de la Fosse Library is now by Appointment Only. Please contact Alvina Seawright or June James to book a day and time.

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Our Branch Newsletter "The Bulletin" - Next issue May 2015.

   

 

 
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