Ontario Societies

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There are many societies and organizations that may have information of value to your genealogical research. National societies in Ontario are listed in Canada Societies. The most important genealogical society specializing in Ontario is the Ontario Genealogical Society, formed in 1961. It has branches in most counties and districts of Ontario.

Ontario Genealogical Society
40 Orchard View Boulevard
Suite 102
Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
Telephone: 416-489-0734
Fax: 416-489-9803
E-mail: provoffice@ogs.on.ca
Internet: http://www.ogs.on.ca/

Names and addresses of other local historical societies and lineage and ethnic organizations are arranged by county in:

  • Directory of Heritage Organizations and Institutions in Ontario. Revised Edition. Willowdale, Ontario: Ontario Historical Society, 1992. (Family History Library book 971.3 C44o; not on microfilm.)

You can find many Ontario Genealogical and Historical societies online at:

The Norfolk Heritage Centre is very helpful to researchers in Norfolk County Ontario and to researchers in other counties.