Due to the shortage of volunteers, the Archives will only be available BY APPOINTMENT for researchers between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, subject to volunteer availability. To book an appointment, please email us at [email protected] or call 1-855-697-6687, ext. 317 and leave a message. Please let us know your preferred dates.
We’ve created a Google custom map of all of the cemeteries in the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville. Be sure to check it out!
Happy Holidays from your Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. We have some exciting news that we couldn’t wait to share!
After months of work digitizing, formatting and creating descriptions, Leeds & Grenville Branch is thrilled to announce that our publications are now for sale in digital format in Ontario Ancestors Marketplace. Simply visit the OGS website, click on Marketplace, then Branch Publications, and Leeds & Grenville. We are still working on uploading, so if a publication you wish to purchase isn’t listed, please let us know at [email protected].
Paper versions of most publications are still available to order from the Branch. Contact us at the above address to enquire about availability and postage costs.
Thank you for supporting the Leeds & Grenville Branch as it works to preserve the genealogical history of the United Counties.
The June 2020 Branch meeting featured a presentation about the Leeds & Grenville Branch Archives, with lots of information about what you’ll find there when you visit.
Are you dealing with the proverbial shoebox of photos? Would you like to bring some organization to your photo collections? Join us on Monday, December 4th at 7:00 pm via Zoom when Rob Donald, President of the Lanark County Camera Club, will share his knowledge of scanning and managing photos and importing images into a genealogy program. Rob has found a way to bring his passion for photography to his latest pastime, family history. The presentation will last about 40-45 minutes.
So join us on Monday, December 4th at 7:00 pm on Zoom and learn some tricks for managing the shoebox! To register for this presentation, click here.
The Leeds & Grenville Branch will host an informal discussion on Monday, November 6th at 7:00 pm online using Zoom. This is a chance to ask questions about genealogy, to brag about recent family history discoveries or to tell the story of a veteran in your ancestry. If you are new to genealogy, or are interested in getting started, join us to talk about the hobby. If you’re a veteran genealogist, give us some tips on research strategies for success. To register for our discussion, click here or visit our Branch website [email protected] for more details.
Join us on Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm via Zoom when Alice McMurtry, Community Program Coordinator at the Brockville Museum will educate us on Brockville Schools. This presentation will focus on the history of some of Brockville’s schools, the historic and the more recent. These stories are all gathered from the Brockville Museum’s research files and archival collection, providing insight into the educational landscape of historic Brockville. The presentation will last about 35-40 minutes. So join us on Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm on Zoom and learn about some of the schools your ancestors may have attended in Brockville! To register for this presentation, click here.
After a summer of research, visiting cemeteries and villages where our ancestors lived, or just relaxing, it’s time to get back to “family history”. Learn how to use Google Maps to track your family as they moved across town or around the world!
Well-known Canadian genealogist Lianne Krüger will take us through finding locations from letters and documents, using addresses and clicking on a map! We’ll explore Google Maps using its many tools to help us navigate latitudes and longitudes, use views from satellites to discover the properties owned by our ancestors, and create our own maps!
So join us on Labour Day (September 4th) at 7:00 pm on Zoom and kick ‘back to school’ into high gear! To register for this presentation, click here.
Due to scheduling changes our Archives WILL NOT BE OPEN on August 11th and 12th. It will be OPEN August 14-19 and August 21-26 when our summer student will be present. After August 26th it will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Thank you for your understanding.
The Lost Villages Archive and Museum, Friday June 16th
“loss of communities which formerly existed along the St. Lawrence River prior to the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway & Power Project in the late 1950s.”
The Lost Villages, Alt Park, Long Sault, ON (approx.. 1 hr east of Brockville)
This is a self-drive trip, however carpooling from Brockville or Prescott can be arranged.
Would you like to join us? Contact Mary Anne McAllister [email protected]
before June 9th.
Join us on Monday, June 5th at 7 PM as we welcome Brent Whitford, Senior Curator from the Cornwall Community Museum. He will give us a presentation about the resources of the Museum, and their recent involvement with the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada in housing the UELAC Archives.
To register for this presentation, click here.
Join us on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 PM on Zoom as we host a presentation called Finding Them on the Ground.
Records such as censuses and maps can often give us the lot, concession, and township information for where our rural Ontario kin resided. However, finding those details can sometimes be a challenge. In this presentation, genealogist Ken McKinlay will be diving into those various online resources and showing us how to find those nuggets with the records. With that information we have a much better chance of finding the various Ontario land records related to their property.
Ken McKinlay is a genealogy researcher with over 20 years of trial and error experience in researching his own family’s history in Canada, United States, England, Scotland and Ireland. Ken has a genealogy related blog at Family Tree Knots, where he shares the methodologies that he uses in his own research. To register for this presentation, click here.
Due to illness Dave Obee was unable to deliver his presentation as planned on April 3rd. We have rescheduled the presentation for Monday, April 10th at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome but registration is required. Please register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcu2qrzMuE9MeM0HIIurjGyS_trIBL3zm
After registration you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the presentation. Registrations from April 3rd DO NOT carry over, so please register with the new link if you wish to attend.