Thursday, July 18, 2013

Special Interest Groups

The Ontario Genealogical Society has, at present, four Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

A SIG is a permanent group of OGS Members with an interest in some other topic, such as a geographic location outside Ontario (e.g. immigrants from a particular country), an ethnic or cultural group (e.g. natives or a particular fraternal organization), or an event (e.g. a particular emigration scheme).

Currently, the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are

Scottish  - Currently, there isn’t a website for the Scottish SIG, but you can contact

British Home Child -

If you are interested in joining this SIG or taking on a role of responsibility, please contact OGS President, Shirley Sturdevant

There is an interest in establishing a Huguenot SIG and a Métis SIG; both are currently seeking the necessary 25 Members.

E-mail the Provincial Office if you would like to see one of these formed.

Toronto Star Obituaries 1999 - April 2000, February 2001

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