Posts Tagged ‘family history research’

FYI:Discuss your Family History Research on Facebook

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Did you know that OGS has a Facebook page? OGS Provincial Office and several branches have pages on Facebook and they are becoming very popular places to share information and make queries about family members. If you’re a Facebook user, check out our Provincial Office page for general queries, or get more local knowledge from one of the OGS branches -  Essex County, Halton PeelHamiltonNiagara PeninsulaOttawaPerth, Toronto, Wellington County. There is even a facebook page for OGS Conference 2014, hosted by Niagara Peninsula Branch.

“Like”any of our pages to follow the conversations and share your knowledge with your fellow researchers. Look for the “recent posts by others” section on the right hand side of the page.

Are you researching ancestors from Continental Europe?

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Our periodicals collection at the North York Central Library contains journals and newsletters from several continental locales.  Here is a small sampling:


• Adler

o Heraldisch-Genealogische Gesellschaft “Adler”, Austria


• Bulletin

o La Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d’Héraldique

• L’ intermediaire des genealogists

o Service de centralisation des etudes genealogiques

Eastern Europe

• Feefhs Journal and Quarterly

o Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies


• Arverni bituriges cubi

o Cercle d’etudes genealogique, des families Auvergno-Berrichonnes

• Cercle genealogique d’Alsace

o Cercle genealogique d’Alsace


• Familienkundliche nachrichten

• Pfaelzisch-rheinische familienkunde


• Genealogie

o Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie

• Gens Nostra

o Nederlands Genealogische Vereniging, Netherlands


• Gens

o Towarzystwo Genealogiczno-Heraldyczne, Poznan


• Revista Iberoamericana de heraldica

o Colegio Heraldico de Espana y de las Indias


• Familienforschung Schweiz

o Schweizerische Gesellschaft fur Familienforschung SGFF

FYI: Did you know………

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

….. that our collection at the North York Public Library also includes an extensive selection of periodicals? If you are tracing your Ontario roots, we not only have all of the periodicals from the various OGS branches, but others from Ontario as well, such as;

  • The Loyalist Gazette, published by the United Empire Loyalists Association, Toronto
  • Ontario History, published by the Ontario Historical Society.

Check our catalogue on the OGS website for a full listing of our Ontario periodicals.

Looking a bit further a field?  Each Canadian province is also represented in our periodicals collection.  Tracing some Maritime roots?  We have Newfoundland, as well as Labrador covered with 2 publications:

  • The Newfoundland Ancestor
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogical Society Newsletter

Prince Edward Island:

  • P.E.I. Genealogical Society, Inc. newsletter

 Nova Scotia:

  • The Nova Scotia Genealogist
  • South Shore Genealogical Society News
  • Genealogical Newsletter from the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society
  • Nova Scotia Historical Review
  • The Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly

New Brunswick:

  • Generations from the New Brunswick Genealogical Society

 Quebec is well represented with the following titles:

  • L’Ancetre from the Societe de Genealogie de Quebec
  • Connections from the Quebec Family History Society
  • L’Estuaire Genealogique
  • Memoires from the Societé Génealogique Canadienne-Francaise,Montreal
  • Entre nous, les martin from the Societe Genealogique des Martin (La), Pierrefonds, QC
  • Entraide genealogique from the Societe de genealogie des Cantons de l’Est

Heading out west, we have the Prairie Provinces covered as well:

  • Generations from the Manitoba Genealogical Society
  • The New Leaf from the Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc., Brandon, MB
  • Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Bulletin
  • The Root Cellar from the Kindersly Branch of the SGS
  • Heir Lines from the Prince Albert Branch of the SGS
  • Grassroots from the Grasslands Branch, SGS, Mankota
  • Chinook : the Journal of the Alberta family histories society
  • Relatively Speaking from the Alberta Genealogical Society
  • The Tree Climber from the Red Deer and District Branch of the AGS
  • The Clandigger from the Edmonton Branch of the AGS
  • Lines of Decent from the Fort McMurray Branch of the AGS
  • Yesterday’s Footprints from the Lethbridge and District Branch of the AGS
  • Saamis Seeker from the Medicine Hat and District Branch of the AGS

British Columbia:

  • British Columbia Genealogical Society
    • Vancouver Branch
    • Prince George Branch
    • Quesnel Branch
    • Richmond Branch
  • Family Footsteps from the Kamloops Family History Society
  • Ancestree from the Nanaimo Family History Society
  • Abbotsford Genealogical Group Newsletter
  • Link up from the Chilliwack Branch of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada
  • Splitting Heirs from the Vernon and District Family History Society

This list is by no means exhaustive; there are many more Canada specific titles in our collection.

Good luck with your research!