ogs-logo2-trans.gifWaterloo Region Branch,

Ontario Genealogical Society





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Contact: watogs@yahoo.com for questions


We meet at 10 Lorraine Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario. The second Thursday of each month September though May at 7pm. You don't have be a member to our attend our free meetings, there is comfortable seating and ample parking.



Some of our upcoming meetings


September 11th.  Clayton Ash


Region of Waterloo History Prize First Ever Recipient for his book  “The War Years of Wellesley, Woolwich and Elmira” Clayton will speaking on his new book it will be an enjoyable evening!


"It includes more than just an overview of World Wars I and II, taking the reader right back with an entry on the Fenian Raids, and right up to Afghanistan and modern day peacekeeping. It captures the lives and stories of the soldiers in a very accessible, readable and detailed manner, with a balanced memorialization of these soldiers and an attention to biographical detail and fact. The images are good quality, and well sourced. Information for the book was gathered from many local resources and people, including from veterans themselves through oral history.


The presentation is handsome and professional, and sets a high standard for what the judges hope will be other new works on the military history of the Region. It will be of interest to a wide range of people: those that served or had family that served those from Wellesley, Woolwich and Elmira; to historians, researchers and students, and to the general public. “This book will be welcome in any reference room!”


7pm - 10 Lorraine Dr., Kitchener, Ontario





October 9th: Visit to the new and improved Grace Schmidt Room


Much has changed in the Grace Schmidt Room and in the main library, new equipment, new (and more) space, new layout, more readers, more computer stations and more resource materials.


We will have the grand tour from Karen Ball-Pyatt. Come see what new things that can assist you in your family history research.


7pm - 85 Queen St. North, Kitchener, Ontario



November 13th:  Joanna Rickert-Hall


Faith, Folk Magic & Medicine: The Healing Practice of Christian Eby


Christian Eby 1842-1920, the grandson of Bishop Benjamin Eby and  was a market gardener and rather controversial as a charmer or folk healer. 

7pm - 10 Lorraine Dr., Kitchener, Ontario



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