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Profile:OGS Heritage Societies:Centenary Club

Friday, September 13th, 2013

CentenaryThe Centenary Club is open to anyone who can show direct descent from a person who resided in what is now Ontario for at least one hundred years prior to the date of application. Every person in the descent from that ancestor to the applicant must have lived at least part of their lives in Ontario.


The Club has been divided into three sectors:

  • GOLD: Two hundred years or longer
  • SILVER: One hundred fifty to one hundred ninety-nine years
  • BRONZE: One hundred to one hundred forty-nine years

There is one application form–we will determine which level fits.

Click here for full details and an application form for the Centenary Club.

If you require more information or assistance with your Centenary Club application, please contact our membership coordinator at:

Want to give someone special a Centenary Club Certificate for Christmas? Get your application into our Membership Co-ordinator by mid-October to have it assessed and the certificate sent out to you in time for the Christmas season.

Where were your ancestors on July 1st, 1867?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Whether it is a personal or a global phenomenon, the anniversary of a momentous event will often trigger that “where were you when…” moment of introspection.  As we approach the 145th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, have you ever pondered where you’re ancestors might have been on July 1st, 1867?  According to Statistics Canada, there were 3,463,000 people living in Canada at the time of Confederation, with an estimated 1 million in Ontario alone.  Were any of these perhaps your ancestors?  Maybe you’ve discovered a United Empire Loyalist or two in your family tree, or perhaps you just followed the census trail back to 1861, if you had ancestors who where there when Canada entered confederation, we would love to hear about them.

Did you also know that having an ancestor in Canada on July 1st, 1867 makes you an excellent candidate for membership in the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Centenary Club? Please visit our website for more details on how to get your Centenary Certificate.

We will be closed on July 2nd,

Have a safe and happy Canada Day.