The Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS), was formed in 1975. We are a group dedicated to supporting genealogical research in the Counties of – Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough and The City of Kawartha Lakes (formerly known as Victoria County).

Researchers Helping Researchers on Kawartha Facebook Page

Branch Newsletter – “The Bulletin” – November 2017  Issue is in the mail

Our Research Materials are on the move to the temporary location of Peterborough Public Library in Peterborough Square.  As the collection is catalogued and shelved the items become available to the public via the Peterborough Public Library staff at the Information Desk.  There is no  longer a need to make an appointment in advance.


Annual Bus Trip to the Archives of Ontario is scheduled for mid April. More information to follow soon.


In 2015 Kawartha Branch started an outreach program through the online newspaper MyKawartha .  

Families of the Kawarthas (aka Founding Families at the MyKawartha online address).  Articles are written by Kawartha Branch members and give brief histories of some of the early settlers in this area.  All articles are available with links in the menu to the right under Projects – Families of the Kawarthas.   The link to the most recent article is posted below: – 

Families of the Kawarthas: McMullen

NOTE: If you are a Kawartha Branch member and you are interested in submitting an article for the series above, please contact us at kawarthaprojects@ogs.on.ca for additional information and/or assistance.

Are you new to Genealogy or would like a refresher? The Amateur Genealogist is a series of articles written by our Branch Council Member Dr. Fraser Dunford. This series introduces people to the basics of genealogy. This project is now completed and the links to the articles are found on the menu to the left under Projects – The Amateur Genealogist.

Two additional Projects that are still active are the Settler’s Sheets and the Family History Name Index. Information is provided under their titles in the menu to the left in their respective drop down under Projects. Please check them out and if you can help please contact us at kawarthaprojects@ogs.on.ca .