Kawartha Branch
Ontario Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 861, Peterborough, ON K9J 7A2
Branch e-mail address: kawartha@ogs.on.ca

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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 meetings, events, beginners courses, library collection, and publications.

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

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2016 Upcoming Meetings and/or Events

Information will be added/updated as confirmed

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No Meetings or Kawartha Branch Events to be held in January, February or March 2016.

Annual Bus Trip to the Archives of Ontario for a Research Day - Wednesday, April 20th, 2016. We start the day with an 8:30 am pickup in Peterborough, a second stop at the car park at Hwy 115 and Hwy 35 and a third pickup at the mall in Oshawa just off Hwy 401. The drop off points are the same (in reverse) for the return home - arriving back in Peterborough at approximately 8:30 pm. NOTE: You do not need to be a Kawartha Branch member to join us on this trip, however, seats are limited. We ask that you contact us asap at Program for this event to let us know that you are interested and you will be provided with additional details. The cost for the trip is $35.00.


Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is holding a one-day meeting, an examination of the genealogical resources of the Kawartha area provided by the people who hold the resources. (Kawartha Area: the current and former counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough and Victoria - and some of the nearby areas!)

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

9:30 am to 4:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 am)

Northminster United Church

300 Sunset Blvd, Peterborough

The cost is $15.00 and includes lunch.

Additional information and Registration Forms will be posted here as they become available.

Attending organizations will be listed here as they register.

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1) Online Newspaper Articles

Earlier this year Kawartha Branch started a new outreach program through the online newspaper MyKawartha . 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 to date are:

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 can be found at the following links:

2) Family History Name Index

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

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Access to our Library Collection at de la Fosse Library is by Appointment Only. Please contact the Branch Librarian to book a day and time.

Our Branch Newsletter "The Bulletin" - Next issue May 2016.
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