About Us

The Ottawa Branch is one of 35 Branches and SIGs (special interest groups) of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS), also known as Ontario Ancestors. 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 researching. Our 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 300 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; and to gain a better image of our ancestors.  Our members find this an interesting and pleasurable pastime in which we learn, share and help others. 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 presentations. Membership in the Ottawa Branch provides you with all issues of the The Ottawa Genealogist published during the year.

Download the Branch Brochure here.

Ottawa Branch Council

Role descriptions

Chair Vacant
Vice-Chair Vacant – Heather Oakley – Acting
Treasurer Jim Patterson
Secretary Heather Oakley
Past Chair Doug Gray
Cemeteries Coordinator Cliff Seibel
Inquiries Marg Patenaude
Librarian Grace Lewis
Membership Patrick Brewer
Programme Richard McGregor
Michael More
Heather Oakley
Gloria Tubman
Publishing Liaison Gloria Tubman
Strays Coordinator Vacant
Member-at-Large Romaine Honey
Member-at-Large Vacant
Webmaster Charles 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 [email protected] .

Branch Activities

Gene-O-Rama Heather Oakley
Programme Richard McGregor
Michael More
Heather Oakley
Gloria Tubman
Publicity Romaine Honey
Editor Tyler Owens
Irish Research Group Pauline Lacroix Johns
Data Services Charles Godwin
Daniel Gory
Jim Patterson
Publisher Global Genealogy
TMG Users Group David Walker
Mike More
DNA Tools Workshop Jason Porteus
Branch TONI [email protected]