The Kawartha Branch of Ontario Ancestors

The Kawartha Branch of Ontario Ancestors was formed in 1975. We are dedicated to supporting genealogical research in the Counties of Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough and The City of Kawartha Lakes (formerly Victoria County).


Dr. Fraser Dunford has built a website for genealogy of Peterborough County bringing together material gathered over some 35 years. Part of the content will be the out-of-print book Places of Worship in Peterborough County.  Another significant component will be data on local photographers.

The website is very much under construction with probably another six months of work before everything is in place. However, it is worth taking a look now.

Comments welcome, and suggestions for additional material appreciated.


Peterborough Historical Society – Upcoming virtual talk – House of Refuge – March 16th, 2021. This talk will be posted on the Hutchinson House You Tube Channel

Lang Pioneer Village – New Virtual Education Programs and their 2021 Event Schedule. Check out their site at Lang Pioneer Village Museum

 Genealogy Afternoons at the Library

Suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 Safety Protocols  Kawartha Branch volunteers host a Genealogy afternoon at the Peterborough Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. These afternoons are open discussion, question & answer periods, research assistance and/or brainstorming sessions that happen based on individuals who attend. Come join us to discover what is in our collection. Bring your research questions and if you have a laptop, you are welcome to bring it along with you. 

LOCATION: The Peterborough Collection area at the Peterborough Public Library,  345 Aylmer St North,  Peterborough, Ontario.