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 – On Line

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Fraser Dunford is back leading summer genealogy classes hosted by Selwyn Public Library in Ennismore, Ontario. This year the classes are online and everyone is welcome to attend, but you must register in advance at the link above or individually below.

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. A link will be sent to registrants emails on the morning of the presentation. Register for one or all three! Email Sarah J. if you have any questions.

Taking care with online sites, Library and Archives Canada – Wednesday, August 5, 1:30pm    To register for “Taking care with online sites…”, click here.

Family Search – Wednesday, August 12, 1:30pm    To register for “Family Search”, click here.

Public Record Office (England), Guild of One Name Studies, and some other interesting sites – Wednesday, August 26, 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.