Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) is responsible for Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell Counties. Our mission is “To encourage, assist and bring together all those interested in the pursuit of family history.” If you want to discover more about your family origins, or how and where to locate information about your ancestors, our members will be there to help you.
we have been celebrating our 50th Anniversary all year, it's worth
sharing that today, October 15th, is the actual birthday of The Ontario
October 15th 1961 The Ontario Genealogical Society was established in a
meeting at the University of Waterloo. The fledgling Society was
sponsored by the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society of Ontario, and
Dr. G.E. Reaman of Waterloo Ontario was made the first President.
Dr. Reaman's first President's Message is found on the front page of the very first Bulletin (now Families) which OGS members may view in the Members Only section of our website.
the hard work of enthusiastic genealogists across the province, we have
changed and grown a great deal since that day in 1961.
you to all members of The Ontario Genealogical Society for your
tireless efforts and contributions over the years. Your dedication has
made us who we are today.