Past Events

The Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has been active in the community with regular monthly meetings and past events!  All of our presentations are recorded and are available for public viewing on our YouTube channel.

April 2021 – Family Tree Brick Wall? – Tracing DNA Matches to Prior Generations

March 2021 – Walking Through the Website

November 2020 – Rooted in Kent & Beyond

October 2020 – Researching First Nation Ancestors

September 2020 – Home Sweet Home

May 2020 – 100 Years of the IODE in Kent County

April 2020 – Using Wills and Census Records to Build Your Family Tree

March 2020 – The Business of Death

September 13th, 2019 – FRUITS OF PERSEVERANCE: The French Presence in the Detroit River 1701-1815

May 10th, 2019 – Knocking Down the “Brick Wall” with Newspapers and Family Tidbits

March 8th, 2019 – My Alleyne Ancestors – Barbados. Plantations. Slavery.

November 9th, 2018 – Military Families of Erieau

October 12th, 2018 – Researching Tilbury

June 8th, 2018 – The Sherk Family of Dresden

May 11th, 2018 – Using Land Records to Learn More About Your Ancestors

April 2018 – DNA Basics

November 2017 – Researching/Deciphering Military Records

October 2017 – Family Connections

September 2017 – British Home Child Month

June 9th, 2017 – Is there a Doctor in the House?

May 12th, 2017 – Online Cemetery Resource

April 21st, 2017 – Kent Branch OGS Road Trip to the Black Historical Society

March 10th, 2017 – Researching your French Ancestry

September 9th, 2016 – Celebrate Genealogy!

June 10, 2016 – Interesting People Your Ancestors May Have Known

May 13, 2016 – Newspapers: A Family History Goldmine!

April 6, 2016 – Fabulous Five

March 11, 2016 – The Legacy

June 8, 2015 – Residential Schools

May 8, 2015 – Victorian Celebration of Death

April 10, 2015 – Ukrainian Research

March 13th, 2015 – The Baldoon Settlement

February 13th, 2015 – Dabbling in DNA

January 9th, 2015 – Chatham-Kent Public Library Digital Collection

November 14, 2014 – Kent County Heroes Under Italian Skies

September 12, 2014 – We Love Cemeteries with John Skakel and the C-K Cemeteries Preservation / Documentation Project

July 25, 2014 – Hamilton UEL Group Visited Chatham-Kent