Posts Tagged ‘new’

New OGS Heritage Society – First World War

Friday, July 11th, 2014

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, OGS has launched a new Heritage Society.The First World War Society is a lineage Society open to anyone who can show direct descent from a person who served in a documented capacity on the Allied side of the First World War.

To qualify for this Society, your research must show that your named ancestor(s) fits in the category above, and then show the line of descent from that ancestor(s) to you or the person you wish named on the certificate.

For more information and an application form visit the Heritage Societies area on the OGS website:

OGS Polish Special Interest Group

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Are you interested in Polish Genealogy? Are you interested in Eastern European Genealogy? Are you interested in joining a special interest group specifically for Polish and/or Eastern European Genealogy? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, we are looking for you to help form a special interest group specifically for us. We feel we can learn much from each other and from those whose genealogical research and interest matches our own. How about you?

Anyone interested in joining the Polish or Eastern European SIG should email Kathleen LaBudie-Szakall at PolishSIG[@]

Those attending the OGS Conference will meet on Saturday, May 3, at noon in the cafeteria to discuss forming a Polish or Eastern European SIG. Or, I will be at the Bruce & Grey table the entire weekend. We hope you will join us at Brock University, St. Catharines.

Announcing an Exciting New Membership Benefit for OGS Members

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The Ontario Genealogical Society has made an agreement with to offer a discount on a subscription for all OGS Members.

What does that mean? Basically, you will receive a discount of $61.20 – the current OGS Membership fee – when you subscribe to


Not a member or haven’t renewed for 2014 yet? No problem. Simply go to the OGS Website and click on the Membership tab on the top of the page. From here, you can either order your new OGS Membership or re-new for 2014. If you are joining as a new member, don’t forget to check out the other benefits you receive as a member of OGS. is a constantly growing resource, offering you a unique and diverse collection of genealogical records. They currently have 850 million U.S. records on, and more than 1.6 billion records in their global collection.

Have questions or want more information? You may contact the OGS Membership Coordinator at: Or, contact OGS Provincial Office directly at: