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A Heritage Certificate under Your Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

It’s the gift giving season again and if you’re looking for the perfect gift, may we suggest an
Ontario Genealogical Society Heritage Certificate.

Make your research tangible by applying for one of four clubs and societies.

The Centenary Club - for those whose ancestors have been in Ontario for 100 years or more

The War of 1812 Society – for those who can prove descent from someone who fought on the Canadian/British side of the war

The 1837 Rebellion Society - for those who can demonstrate that an ancestor fought on either side of the rebellion in Upper Canada.

The Upper Canada Society – for those who can prove that they had an ancestor living in Upper Canada prior to February 10, 1941 1841 *(when Upper Canada became Canada West)

All proofs must be to genealogical standards.

This holiday season, take all your hard work and give your loved ones the gift of their heritage.

*apologies for the incorrect date. Thank you for the correction messages. I am lucky to have such enthusiastic readers.

Upper Canada Society

Friday, September 10th, 2010

On February 10, 1841, Upper Canada and Lower Canada (Ontario and Quebec) were united into one province known as Canada. Upper Canada then became known as Canada West and Lower Canada became Canada East.

If your ancestors lived in Ontario before this date, you are invited to apply for membership in the Upper Canada Society.

Visit the Upper Canada Society section of our website to learn more about this opportunity and to download an application form.

1837 Rebellion Society

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The Rebellion of 1837 was a rough time in Upper Canada (Ontario). While the rebellion itself caused relatively little bloodshed, it divided families and tested the ideals of many. The rebellion was not successful in overturning the government, but it did lead to union of Upper and Lower Canada and the eventual implementation of Responsible Government in the colonies.

If your ancestors were involved in any side of this battle, you may qualify for membership in The 1837 Rebellion Society. Membership is open to anyone who can prove descent from any of the following:

  • a person who was charged with being a rebel
  • a member of a militia unit that was mobilized during the rebellion
  • a member of the regular army who was in Upper Canada during the rebellion
  • a person who was named as being involved in some form with the rebellion and its aftermath (e.g. court official at a trial, juror, etc.)

The proof must meet genealogical standards in order for you to qualify for membership.

Visit the 1837 Rebellion section of our website for more information and to download an application form.

War of 1812 Society

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Canada and the U.S. have been at peace with one another for almost 200 years now, but many Canadians can trace their ancestry to someone who was involved in the War if 1812

Can you?

Membership in the Ontario Genealogical Society’s War of 1812 Society is open to anyone who can prove they are descended from any of the following:

  • a British soldier based in what is now Canada during the War of 1812-1814
  • member of any Canadian militia unit that saw action during the War of 1812-1814
  • a native who saw action on the British side during the War of 1812-1814
  • Proof of descent must meet genealogical standards for membership in this Heritage Society.

    Visit the War of 1812 Society section of our website to learn more and download an application form.

    Centenary Club

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

    Did you have family in Ontario more than 100 years ago?

    Have you done the research to prove it?

    If so, apply to join the Ontario Genealogical Society Centenary Club and proudly share your heritage with everyone!

    There are three levels: BRONZE for those who can demonstrate a line of descent of more than 100 years within Ontario; SILVER for those with over 150 years; and GOLD for anyone who can demonstrate a line of descent in Ontario of more than 200 years.

    To learn more and download an application, visit the Centenary Club section of our website.