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.
The end of summer is approaching (although not obvious by the current heat wave in Ottawa) and the Ottawa Branch program kicks off on Saturday 12 September at The City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115):
10:30am – 12:00 Genealogy: Back to Basics - Getting Started: a short lecture, followed by a Question and Answer session with Ottawa Branch members. If you are new to family history research or need a refresher, come out and join us! *Coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning.
1:00-1:30: Networking & Refreshments 1:30-3:00: Abandoned Cemeteries in Rideau Lakes
Join us for our first monthly presentation following summer holidays! This month Neil Patterson will be discussing forgotten and abandoned cemeteries in the Rideau Lakes area.