Thursday, January 31, 2013

Niagara Peninsula Branch of the OGS Has An Important Announcement

Steve Fulton, the chairperson of the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society sent us this notice this morning -

Jan 31 2013

The Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and have created an affiliation for the old counties of Lincoln/Welland.

Due to the overwhelming demand for genealogical information online, these two groups will work together to ensure the cemeteries of Old Lincoln and Welland Counties will be accessible via the internet.

The Niagara Peninsula Branch has decided to become a leader in this opportunity with to better serve the genealogical community. has a great site with multiple search functions to allow those to search with a broader range of parameters. Niagara Peninsula Branch has approximately 10, 000 photos from the region in stock we wish to place on and hope to continue doing so in the future.

The Niagara Peninsula Branch will continue to provide research assistance to the genealogy community – See our website for further details at

We encourage those who wish to assist with this great project to contact the Branch at:

Reminder: Simcoe 30th Anniversary Open House

Simcoe County Branch OGS reminds us that they will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the society on February the 2nd from 11 am to 4 pm.

The morning program will feature the following speakers from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

• Room A Kenneth Reese An Introduction to Genealogy

• Room B Nancy Leveque Researching Your Ancestors in Simcoe County

• Room C John Wright Beyond the Inscriptions - A Look at Cemeteries

• FHC Bonnie Henderson Brick Walls

The afternoon program will be a repeat of the morning program, and it will be from 1:45 pm until 2:45 pm. So if you can't get there in the morning, you can always go in the afternoon.

So you can learn how to start your family tree, break down the “Brick Walls”, and there will be resources there for you to search while you are there. It sounds like a good time!

Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society is located 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For more information, you can contact them at