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Join the OGS First World War Society

Saturday, June 7th, 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 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:

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.

Profile: OGS Heritage Societies: Fathers of Confederation

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Fathers of Confederation Hertiage CertificateThis lineage society, established by the Ontario Genealogical Society, is open to anyone who can prove descent from one of these 36 officially-named Fathers of Confederation:

Sir Adams George Archibald, George Brown, Sir Alexander Campbell, Sir Frederick Carter, Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Sir Edward Barron Chandler, Sir Jean-Charles Chapais, Sir James Cockburn, George Coles, Robert B. Dickey, Charles Fisher, Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, Col John Hamilton Gray, Sir John Hamilton Gray, Sir Thomas Heath Haviland, William Alexander Henry, Sir William Pearce Howland, John Mercer Johnson, Sir Hector-Louis Langevin, Andrew Archibald Macdonald, Sir John A. Macdonald, Jonathan McCully, William Alexander McDougall, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, Peter Mitchell, Sir Oliver Mowat, Edward Palmer, William Henry Pope, John William Ritchie, Sir Ambrose Shea, William H. Steeves, Sir Etienne-Paschal Tache, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, Sir Charles Tupper, Edward Whelan, and/or Robert Duncan Wilmot.

Click here for full details and an application form for the Fathers of Confederation Society.

If you require more information or assistance with your Fathers of Confederation Society application, please contact our membership coordinator at:

FYI: War of 1812 Heritage Society

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

It’s never been a better time to apply for the War of 1812 Heritage Society. You, and anyone you know, can qualify for this Society by proving to genealogical standards of evidence that you have an ancestor who fought to preserve the freedom of Canada during the War of 1812.  If your ancestor was a member of any branch of the British Military during the War of 1812, that qualifies. They may be a British Soldier based in (what is now) Canada during the war years, a member of a Canadian militia unit that saw action during the war, a member of the Royal Navy, or a native who saw action on the British side during the war. 

Applications received and approved in 2012 will be dated as issued during the first year of the War of 1812 bicentennial anniversary, but rest assured that the War of 1812 Heritage Society will remain open in the years to come and certificates will be issued on an ongoing basis.

Please see the OGS website for the application form.

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