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).

NEWS – Upcoming Events – Fall Classes – On-Line

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Fraser Dunford is leading a repeat of the summer genealogy classes. Everyone is welcome to attend, however you must register in advance.

Online Genealogy Resources with the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

Learn about free online research tools available to assist you in your genealogy research with Dr. Fraser Dunford of the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Dr. Dunford has been involved in genealogy for about 35 years, has written six books and many articles on genealogy.

Workshops will be presented online via Zoom, hosted by the Selwyn Public Library in Ennismore, Ontario. A link will be sent to registrants emails on the morning of the presentation. Register for one or all three!

Using Online Genealogy Sites, Library and Archives Canada – Tuesday, September 22, 1:30pm    

To register for Genealogy Sites / Library & Archives Canada, click here.

Family Search and Archives of Ontario – Tuesday, September 29th, 1:30pm 

To register for Family Search, click here.  

Public Record Office (England), Guild of One Name Studies, Other Sites – Tuesday, October 6, 1:30pm    

To register for Public Record Office, click here.

Join us for 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.


Lang Pioneer Village Museum is officially open for 2020.