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FYI: Important News from Niagara Peninsula Branch

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Due to multiple conflicting schedules the Niagara Branch Program Committee has decided to move its October 25th Fall Seminar to March 2015.

Saturday, October 25th is an incredibly busy day as far as many other OGS Branch presentations are concerned and the target audience is divided. The low number of pre registered attendees for this event means that not many Genealogists would benefit from the excellent speakers and presentations.

We have NOT cancelled the event. Instead we have moved it to the Spring of 2015, to be held on Saturday, March 14th. The format of the event will change to a mid morning “pancake breakfast”, a Branch AGM, and a slightly shorter day.

We apologize for the short notice of this change. There was hope for an increase in registration closer to the date, but that has not occurred. For anyone who has registered, a refund will be coming to you.

Details regarding the Spring event will be available shortly. Look to our Branch Website and Facebook Group for updated information.

As always, Thank you for your continued support,
The Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Contact Information for Niagara Branch can be found here:

From Niagara Peninsula Branch – Discovery of an Unknown Cemetery

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


Check out what OGS Niagara Conference 2014 has to offer

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

If you haven’t registered for Conference 2014 yet, now is the time. Early Bird rates apply until the end of the month and you’ll have the chance to explore all sorts of exciting genealogical activities.
Two Days of Tours to choose from
A schedule of terrific speakers
Workshops and lectures
All in beautiful Niagara Region

Register now to take advantage of all that OGS Conference 2014 has to offer!

FYI: Important News About Niagara Peninsula Branch Facebook Page

Saturday, December 7th, 2013


Our Branch is changing from a regular Facebook Page to a Group Page. This will give us more options to bring bigger and better content to the public.

Tentatively, our current page will be closing around the New Year. We would be extremely pleased and honoured, if you would join us in the new group setting.

The new group can be found here:

We thank you for your continued support of the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society!

All webmaster’s, please change any links to this Page, to the new Group. Thank you.

FYI: Exciting News About OGS Niagara Conference 2014

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Wondering what surprises and delights OGS Conference 2014 will have in store for you? Wonder no more. Niagara Peninsula Branch will be releasing their Conference Program and line-up of Speakers this evening on their Conference 2014 website.

Let the planning begin!

Conference Niagara 2014 Needs Your Opinion

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Here we go again — we have removed and added two new tours! As we are busy preparing for conference, we have come to the spot were we have to decide about which tours to offer. We know what we like for the tours but we really would like to know which ones you like. We are also thinking about offering tours on Thursday and Friday, comments are welcome.

Please visit the Conference 2014 website at and select “Tours Survey.” You can view and read about the five possible tours and make your opinion count with the poll on the webpage.

Thanks for being involved and sharing your opinion. – The Conference 2014 Committee

FYI: Conference 2014 Tour Survey Results Are In

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

The Conference Committee would like to thank all those who voted for the tours options and thank you for your comments. This survey was to get a better understanding of the research needs of those who attend conferences. We will use this information to continue to develop the tours.

We believe you will truly enjoy the final choices. Please watch our website or ‘Like Us’ on Facebook to get the latest information about the OGS Niagara Conference 2014. Your comments are always welcome

Attending Next Year’s OGS Conference? Conference 2014 Needs Your Opinion

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

As we are busy preparing for conference, we have come to the spot where we have to decide about which tours to offer. We know what we like for the tours but we really would like to know which ones you like. We are also thinking about offering tours on Thursday and Friday, comments are welcome.

Please visit Conference 2014 website at: If you select Tours Survey, you can view and read about the five tours and make your opinion count with the poll on the webpage.

Thanks for being involved and your opinion.

-The Conference 2014 Committee

FYI: Niagara Peninsula Branch Announces Limited Edition Publication

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Niagara Peninsula OGS Branch has compiled a limited-edition book to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. When Thomas Jefferson made his infamous prediction that, “the acquisition of Canada this year… will be a mere matter of marching,” he underestimated the courage and determination of the men and women of Upper Canada, including their First Nations allies.

Our book, More Than A Mere Matter of Marching, contains the fascinating stories of over 60 families whose experiences during the War of 1812 may never have been in print before. The book is 323 pages, contains both colour and black-and-white images, and an index of over 1700 names.

PRE-PUBLICATION PRICE (available Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, 2013): $25.00 shipping and handling

PUBLICATION PRICE: $30.00 shipping and handling

For further information, please visit the Niagara Peninsula OGS Branch website:

Branch Meetings Reminder

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

As we get rather busy this time of year, here are some reminders for a few upcoming OGS Branch meetings:

Lambton Branch Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia (map)

Topic: Surprises in my research

Speakers: Members and Friends

Contact Info:

Sault & District Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Rosedale Public School, 80 Chappel Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, ON. (map)

Topic: Brief Business Meeting; Meet Researchers; Q&A; Guest Speaker

Contact Info:

Niagara Peninsula Branch General Meeting

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Thorold Public Library, Chestnut Hall, 14 Ormond St. North, Thorold, Ontario (map)

Topic: Annual Show and Tell, Business Meeting and Elections

For those who can’t make the meeting and can be online – We would like for you to be involved as well. If you have anything you would like to share, please let us know by emailing the branch at and we will make arrangements for you to stream into us.

Contact Info:

Waterloo Region Branch General Meeting

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: 10 Lorraine Ave (corner of River Road) Kitchener (map)

Topic: Bring an Ancestor’s Picture Night + It’s election night!  

The executive really need some help.  We’re not scary!  Give it a try!  Only 5 meetings a year!  Be a member at large and come join us!


Join us for some heritage cake, cookies and apple cider!

Contact Info:

Kent Branch Meeting

Date: Friday, December 14, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: St. Andrews Residence, 99 Park Street, Chatham (map)

Topic: Christmas Traditions – Please join us to share Christmas treats and your Christmas memories or your ancestor’s traditions.

Everyone Welcome!

Contact Info:

Ottawa Branch Meeting

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115, 100 Tallwood Drive, K2G 4R7 (map)

Topic: Perils and Petticoats: Exceptional Women of the War of 1812

Everyone is welcome.

Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. for free refreshments and a chat time (networking)

Contact Info:

Note: This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: