About Us

The Ottawa Branch is one of 32 Branches of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS). The Ottawa Branch is “responsible” for Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell Counties in Ontario. The Branch consists of members who seek and share information about family history searching. Its mission is “To encourage, assist and bring together all those interested in the pursuit of family history.” If you want to discover more about your family origins, or how and where to locate information about your ancestors, our more than 800 members will be there to help you. To dig up family roots; to prove family traditions and legends; to learn of the times in which our ancestors lived; to find out about their struggles and progress as they carved out a new life for themselves; to gain a better image of our ancestors is an interesting and pleasurable pastime. We can help to “grow” your family trees and to discover new “branches.” We warmly welcome you as a guest at one of our monthly meetings. Membership in the Ottawa Branch provides you with all issues of the The Ottawa Genealogist published during the year.

Ottawa Branch Council

Role descriptions

ChairDoug Gray
Vice-ChairVacant – Heather Oakley – Acting
TreasurerJim Patterson
SecretaryHeather Oakley
Past ChairMike More
Cemeteries CoordinatorCliff Seibel
InquiriesMarg Patenaude
LibrarianGrace Lewis
MembershipMichelle Walczak
ProgrammeRichard McGregor, Michael More & Heather Oakley
Publishing LiaisonGloria Tubman
Strays CoordinatorVacant
Member-at-LargeEd Kipp
WebmasterCharles Godwin

As you can see, some volunteers are covering several positions, as well as the existing vacancies. If you are interested in any position, please contact ottawapastchair@ogs.on.ca .

Branch Activities

Gene-O-Rama Doug Gray & Heather Oakley
Programme Richard McGregor, Michael More & Heather Oakley
PublicityDavid Mcllrea
EditorTyler Owens
Irish Research Group Pauline Lacroix Johns
Data ServicesCharles Godwin, Daniel Gory, Jim Patterson
Publisher Global Genealogy
TMG Users GroupDavid Walker/Mike More
DNA Tools Workshop Jason Porteus
Branch TONItoni@ogs.on.ca