Category Archives: Events

Leeds Heritage Day – May 25, 2024

The Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be open on Saturday, May 25th to celebrate Leeds Heritage Day.  Our Archives, located in the Brockville Museum, will welcome visitors with refreshments and a chance to see our collection of family histories, land abstract books, and much more about the history of Leeds & Grenville counties.  Come to visit us!

Other activities taking place for Leeds Heritage Day include:

•        The Athens Museum is celebrating 20 years and will also have a BBQ.  Athens Library has a book and plant sale and there is a community yard sale. Maple View Lodge Auxiliary has a pie and yard sale.

•        The Brick School in Elgin will host a display of photos by famed photographer Clifford Pennock, an early 20th century photographic pioneer.

•        Delta’s Old Stone Mill will be open and offers guided or self guided tours.

•        At Mallory Coach House in Mallorytown there will be a chance to visit the new Glassworks display as well as other exhibits.

•        The Thousand Islands History Museum in Gananoque will be hosting the last weekend for the fibre arts show, “From Away”.

•        The Brockville Museum is a member and offers many exhibits of local interest. 

•        The Rideau District Museum, located at 29 Bedford Street in Westport, has many unique and interesting artifacts.

•        The Brockville Museum is a member and offers many exhibits of local interest. 

•        The Rideau District Museum, located at 29 Bedford Street in Westport, has many unique and interesting artifacts.

We are Going on a Road Trip! – June 16, 2023

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.

Family History Display at the Brockville Museum

The Leeds & Grenville Branch of Ontario Ancestors – the Ontario Genealogical Society invites you to visit our display at the Brockville Museum on Family Day, Monday February 20th, 2023 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Brockville Museum is located at 5 Henry Street, Brockville, Ontario K6V 6M4.

We will have family trees, displays and family history materials about three early Brockville families: the Buells; the Sherwoods; and the Schofields.

We will also have used publications for sale (local census, newspaper and cemetery records) for $2 to $5.

Join us for this interesting Family Day activity!

Celebrate Family Day Weekend with Leeds & Grenville Branch

To celebrate Family Day 2023, Leeds & Grenville Branch, along with several other branches and a SIG of Ontario Ancestor, will be offering access to the members’ section on their websites for the Family Day weekend! Anyone can purchase a “weekend access pass” to the thousands of records in these members’ areas. Other Branches /SIG participating include: Eastern European Special Interest Group, Essex Branch, Huron Branch, Kent Branch, Lambton Branch, Niagara Peninsula Branch, Oxford Branch, Simcoe Branch.

Access will begin on Friday, February 17th at 6:00 pm until Monday, February 20th at 6:00 pm. Access passes can be purchased from the “Marketplace” on the main Ontario Ancestors website Be sure to create yourself a free account on the site before you begin shopping. The cost of each access pass is $20.00 per branch/SIG.

How to get in on this great opportunity:

Head to the Ontario Ancestors’ website –

  • Log in or, if you do not already have a free account, create one (your access pass will be emailed to you)
  • Click on the green “Marketplace” button
  • On the “Products” page, click on “Branch/SIG Members Only Access”
  • Click on the branch/SIG you would like access to by clicking the “Add To Cart” button
  • Add another Branch/SIG by clicking on the “Continue Shopping” button
  • When finished, click on “Proceed to Checkout” button
  • Fill in your billing/payment preferences then click on “Place Order”
  • an email with your Family Day Weekend Access pass will be emailed to you

This is a great opportunity to check out thousands of resources available to assist you in your family history journey.

Happy Family Day Weekend!

Ontario Ancestors OGS Conference June 2019

A reminder that the Ontario Ancestors’ 2019 Annual Conference and Family History Show, presented by The Ontario Genealogical Society, will be held at the London Convention Centre, London, Ontario, June 21-23, 2019. The 2019 event provides a great opportunity for family historians to get together, learn new stuff, see what’s available in the genealogy Marketplace, catch up with old friends and make new ones, all while pursuing the hobby we love and enjoy!

Questions? Call us toll free at 1-855-MYROOTS (1-855-697-6687) ext: 260 or email Registrar Conference 2019.

2017 OGS Conference in Ottawa

2017 OGS conference is in OttawaA reminder that the Ontario Genealogical Society’s annual conference is being held in Ottawa, June 16 -18, 2017. Registration is now open! Read all about the conference

And, while you’re in Ottawa, attend some of the events celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday!