Posts Tagged ‘new books’

Learn about the History of Your Home

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

This new OGS book is now available in our E-STORE or by contacting Provincial Office.

“I wonder who lived in this house?”
“Why is the wood in this corner of the room different?”
“When did they add this sunroom?”

Have you ever asked yourself such questions about your old Ontario home? Do you know when the house was built or modified? The History of Your Home: Researching Its Past was written to help you research the answers to these and many other questions. The author directs you to resources available throughout the Province of Ontario to solve these mysteries.
Here you will find a clear and useful path for your research using tools accessible to all. Happy Hunting!

New OGS-Dundurn Book

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Fresh from the presses, a new book from the OGS-Dundurn imprint:

Many family researchers with Ontario roots discover they have ancestors who were teachers. Those with no teachers in the family may have ancestors who were part of the Ontario education system as students. Today there are numerous varied resources available to find information on teachers, pupils, schools, textbooks, and curricula in historical Ontario.

Education and Ontario Family History outlines the resources available for education from about 1785 to the early twentieth century, not only for genealogists, but also for other historians with an interest in educational records. Many historical resources are currently being digitized, and Ontario and education are no exceptions. These electronic repositories are examined in author Marian Press’s book along with traditional paper and archival sources.


The book will soon be available for sale in our E-STORE.

New at the e-store: Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada
By: Janice Nickerson

New in the E-store

This is the latest book in the Genealogists Reference Shelf collection: an OGS and Dundurn Press joint publication project.

Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada provides genealogists and social historians with context and tools to understand the criminal justice system and locate sources on criminal activity and its consequences for the Upper Canada period (1791-1841) of Ontario’s history

2010 242p illustrated

Buy the book in our E-store

New At the Library – September

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

They Became Americans: finding naturalization records and ethnic origins
By: Loretto Dennis Szucs
Published 1998 by Ancestry Incorporated

Received as part of a donation to OGS, this book describes and explains the history and process of naturalization in  the United States and offers information on how to find naturalization records in publications and in the National Archives.

One of the annual publications we receive is the Dutch Language Jaarboek (yearbook) from the Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie containing articles about Dutch genealogy.
This year’s book is entitled Rampspoed and Tegenslag and it is volume 64. OGS owns the full set.
If you’re researching your Dutch ancestry and can read Dutch, check it out.

Visit the OGS Provincial Library to request these books and more.

Now available in our e-store

Monday, August 30th, 2010

This book was written to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the migration of over 800 families from the German Palatinate to Ireland… and then to Canada. Many people with Irish ancestry Are actually Irish Palatines. You might be one of them, so take a look at this book.

Check it out in our store

New At the Library – August

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Trying to trace your family in England?

The provincial library has subscribed to a brand new British magazine called Tracing Family History: The magazine is monthly and discusses the most recent issues in genealogy as well as offering advice on researching your family across the pond.

Visit the library to take a look at this publication.

New at the Library – July

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

This month, the provincial library received several new additions to the Places of  Worship Vital Statistics series.

They include but are not limited to the following:

Regent Park United Church
(formerly Methodist and Presbyterian)
Baptisms 1880-1925,
Marriages 1897-1925,
Burials 1913-1925.

Halton County United Churches
(formerly Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian)
Baptisms 1838-1925,
Marriages 1858- 1925,
Burials 1901 – 1925


Davisville and Eglinton Communities Toronto United Churches (formerly Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian)
 Baptisms 1834-1925,
Marriages 1837 – 1925,
Burials 1836-1925


To find these books and more,
go to our library catalogue and search under
Places of worship registers inventory

On Our Website: Visit the e-store

Monday, July 12th, 2010
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Image courtesy: Renjith krishnan, link below

For years now, OGS has published and sold books and other genealogical materials. We are the largest publisher of genealogical books  in  all of Canada. 

And for years now, our books could be purchased only through attending a conference or by contacting the Provincial Office. Now, books can still be purchased this way and we look forward to seeing you at our conferences, but there’s no need to wait anymore.

Now you can buy books from our E-Store !

By clicking on the link above or by visiting our website, you can browse our new books and check out what’s on special . You can also search our Books by first letter to find a particular one.

To purchase a book, simply add it to your cart. When you’re done your shopping, you can view the items in your cart and then go through the secure check out process. Your books will arrive by mail.

To make the process shorter, you can also set up an account for yourself and simply log in, instead of filling out the purchase form all the time.

We sell books, CDs and DVDs as well as cemetery transcripts and microfiche indexes. We also sell the Ontario Vital Statistics microfilm reels on behalf of the Archives of Ontario and and archival supplies to help you preserve your family history treasures but these cannot be purchased online. You may view our offerings and then contact the office in order to make your purchases.