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The OGS Conference 2018 will take place in Guelph from Friday June 1st to Sunday June 3rd. Registration has now closed, but you can find all the details in the conference handbook online. Hope to see you there!

Latest Newsletter  The May-June 2018 issue of our newsletter Kingston Relations is now available in the Members Only section.


  • June, July, August 2018 — No meetings. Enjoy your summer, and see you in September!
  • Visitors are welcome. Please join us!  For more information about meeting times, locations, lunch arrangements and more, please visit our Meetings page.
  • Minutes of past meetings, speakers’ handouts, newsletters and more are available to Kingston Branch members in the Members Only section.


May 19, 2018   James Brownell gave a very interesting talk and slideshow about The Lost Villages  which existed along the St. Lawrence River before the building of the seaway in the late 1950s.

April 21, 2018Kyla Ubbink gave an interesting and informative presentation about the Preservation of Documents and Photos.

March 17, 2018 — Dr. Bruce Elliott spoke to a full house on the topic of Ireland, Irish Immigration and Research in Canadian Records.

February 17, 2018 — Our Annual General Meeting and 45th Anniversary was celebrated with a silent auction, photo display and presentation of a certificate by OGS President Patti Mordasewicz. The meeting was preceded by an interesting talk by Joyce Fingland about Downloading Data from FTDNA or Ancestry and Uploading to GED Match.

January 20, 2018 — In a special double-session that began at 9:00 a.m., guest speaker Marian Press gave two excellent presentations: (1) Are You Really Finding It All When You Search?: Mining Databases For Every Nugget Of Information and (2) Putting Your Family Tree Online: Making Use of Modern Technology to Share What You Know.