12 February 2020

First Public Meeting of Ottawa Branch OGS

The following was published in the Ottawa Journal on Friday 13 February 1970

Group Formed To Research Family Trees
Genealogy, the researching of family trees, may become one of Ontario’s more widespread hobbies.
This was the general feeling at the first meeting of the Ottawa branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society held Thursday night at First Baptist Church, 4th Avenue and Bank Street.
The Ontario Society, begun in Waterloo in 1961, has grown in membership from 11 to 700. The 32 people who joined the Ottawa branch at the organizational meeting Thursday night chose Wilfred Kearns as the branch’s president.
In addition to researching their family trees, members of the Genealogical Society attempt to discover the character and life styles of their ancestors. They are also interested in heraldry or the study of family coat’s of arms.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely little bit of history, John. Thank you. Cheers, BT