Calendar

Apr-19-2014

Region III Annual GeneralMeeting

Region III Annual General Meeting April 19, 2014, 9:00am to 4:00...

Location: Harriston Community Centre

Apr-22-2014

Schwan Breweries and Family History @ 7:30 p.m.

Speaker: Terry Schwan Topic: Terry will speak about his family h...

Location: Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre

May-27-2014

Photographers of Grey and Bruce @ 7:30 p.m.

We will be holding a workshop to discuss Photographers of Grey an...

Location: L. D. S. Family History Centre

 

 

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About us

 

Bruce and Grey Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society

 Bruce and Grey Branch of OGS encompasses the two Counties of Bruce and Grey, which are located in the most northerly area of southwestern Ontario. BGOGS' goal is to promote genealogical interest with special emphasis in Bruce and Grey Counties. With members from not only Bruce and Grey Counties, but all over the world, BGOGS is well known for its genealogical networking through meetings, informative newsletters, varied publications for sale and helpful query editors specializing in each county. We welcome all who are interested in the pursuit of their family roots.  
 

 

 

A Little History

Bruce and Grey Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society had its origin on March 20, 1970 when a group of 12 people met at the home of Audrey & Bazil Underwood in Port Elgin. This small group formed the basis for what became known as the Bruce Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. The Ontario Genealogical Society granted branch status to the group for the year starting 1971. In the next few years, it was found that there were many genealogical ties in neighbouring Grey County. Many early families moved freely back and forth between Bruce and Grey Counties, and many Bruce Branch members had ancestors in both areas. Thus, in 1977, the Bruce Branch became Bruce and Grey Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, officially encompassing the area of both counties.

 

BGOGS Meetings

The Bruce and Grey Branch of OGS holds monthly meetings in a different area throughout the counties each month except December. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings. In fact, visitors are encouraged to come and tell us who they are searching for. Few leave a meeting without some advice as to whom or where to go for more information on their family tree.

Each fall, a special all-day event is held with noted speakers of expertise in the genealogical field. This event gives all attending genealogists a chance to learn more useful information on genealogical research and tools, as well as to purchase books and aids from the many vendors present. One of the best aspects of the day, though, is the chance to network with the other genealogists who are there looking for more information on their ancestors.

 

Up And Coming
Our next 4 events

19 Apr

Region III Annual GeneralMeeting

Region III Annual General Meeting April 19, 2014, 9:00am to 4:00 pm Harriston Community ...
22 Apr

Schwan Breweries and Family History @ 7:30 p.m.

Speaker: Terry Schwan Topic: Terry will speak about his family history and the Schwan Bre...
27 May

Photographers of Grey and Bruce @ 7:30 p.m.

We will be holding a workshop to discuss Photographers of Grey and Bruce Counties. Please ...

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~ Art HarveyDirector

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