ogs-logo2-trans.gifWaterloo Region Branch,

Ontario Genealogical Society





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



April 9th - Marion Roes


All About Undertaking: Funeral Businesses and Practises in Waterloo County.


7pm - 10 Lorraine Dr., Kitchener, Ontario



May 14th - Field Trip To Mennonite Archives of Ontario



The Branch will treated with a tour of the newly The Mennonite Archives of Ontario collects and preserves archival materials that reflect the religious, cultural and organizational life of Mennonite, Amish and other related groups in Ontario and makes them available to anyone with a legitimate research interest.


Conrad Grebel Univesity College

140 Westmount Rd, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6



4th Annual Genealogy Fair


Join The Kitchener Public for the 4th Annual Genealogy Fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015.


Beginners and experts alike are invited to Kitchener Public Library’s 4th annual Genealogy Fair. Attend workshops and lectures, speak with experts, browse exhibits, and connect with vendors.


Free admission - just simply drop by. There is no registration required.


Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Central Library, 85 Queen St N


Keynote Speaker


Lynn Palermo, Family Historian


Lynn Palermo is a family historian with a love for the written word. You’ll find her most days blogging from her website The Armchair Genealogist, where she offers readers down-to-earth advice on researching and writing their family history.


As a freelance writer, she has written for Internet Genealogy, Discovering Family History and Family Chronicles.  The Armchair Genealogist is named one of the Top 40 Genealogy Blogs by Family Tree Magazine and her posts, on occasion, have been featured on The National Genealogical Society website.  She has been a feature writer for the online genealogy magazine The In-Depth Genealogist.


Creator and host of The Family History Writing Challenge, and new Family History Writing Studio, Lynn breaks down the craft of creative nonfiction to help family historians turn their research into compelling stories.  Lynn instructs family historians on how to find their words through webinars, lectures, e-books and coaching.


Exhibitors and Vendors


The following exhibitors and vendors will be there:


Archive CD Books Canada

Archives Association of Ontario

Brant County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

British Home Child Group International

Bruce and Grey Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Cambridge City Archives

City of Kitchener

Global Genealogy

Hamilton Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Historical Society of St. Boniface & Maryhill Community

Kitchener Public Library – Grace Schmidt Room

Laurier Social Work – Life in the Poor House

M is for Memories

Melissa Ellis – ArchiveSearch

Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Moorshead Publishing

Norfolk Historical Society

Oxford County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Our Digital World

Region of Waterloo Archives

Snap Shot Solutions

Waterloo Historical Society

Waterloo Public Library

Waterloo Region Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Waterloo Region Generations

Wellington County Museum and Archives

Wilfrid Laurier University Archives



Our latest branch publications on CD


Recently reread and published is our North Dumfries Township Cemeteries $15.


Also new this year is the Bauman/Bowman Family CD which is a preliminary family history of 2917 pages, nearly 8,000 individuals. Its purpose is to share information Waterloo Region Generations have collected on this family and to encourage the correction and enhancement of the information. $20. 


This joins other family CDs collection: Bechtel, Bergey, Biehn, Bricker, Eby, Erb, Groh, Hallman, Hoffman, Lichty, Martin, Snyder, Shantz, Wanner and Weber all available for $20 each.


Processing and mailing charges. Email Paul at publicationswatogs@yahoo.com for details.


1-4 CDs $7.00

5-7 CDs $8.30

8 CDs $9.00

9-11 CDs $10.30

12-13 CDs $11.50



See our Cemetery Pages


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