Our Celtic Quest

The May and June 2021 issues of Our Celtic Quest are now available in the Member’s Only section of the website.  Enjoy!

Please note that there are no issues for July or August. The next issue will be published in September.

Ireland Research, A Refresher

John Noble, Past Chair of the Ireland SIG gave an online presentation to the Sudbury Branch in October 2020.  John and the Branch have kindly allowed us to share the video with the Irish SIG Members.  Please visit the Member’s Only Section here to see John’s video.  The video will remain on the site until the end of November 2020.  Thanks to John and the Sudbury Branch!


The 2020 Virtual AGM was a success!  Please visit the Member’s Only Section, SIG Business here.

Our Celtic Quest

On October 8, 2020 the Ireland SIG ran our first online AGM and it was a great success!  After the business was completed Richard gave a presentation on The Value of Ireland’s Estate Papers & How to Find Them.  It was a fabulous presentation.  

A video of this presentation as well as the notes that go with it have been made available in the Member’s Only section of the website for two weeks in case you missed any of it.  The video  and supporting will be available until October 22nd on the Our Celtic Quest page in Member’s Only.  You have to be logged in to view the page.  Thank you Richard Doherty!

The latest issue of the Our Celtic Quest is here!  The October 2020 Our Celtic Quest is now online in our Member’s Only area of the website.

Happy reading!

Celtic Life International Magazine

Ontario Ancestors (OGS) has arranged for digital copies of this magazine to be made available on the Ireland SIG website, member’s only section.  Please visit the page (drop down menu  – Members Only/Celtic Life International Magazine) to see this latest great addition to our Member Resources.


2019 AGM Minutes Now Online

Please visit the Member’s Only Section of the website under SIG Business.

OGS Webinar Sponsored by the Ireland SIG

Last September we sponsored the OGS Webinar: Navigating Online Resources for Irish Research, presented by Donny Moughty.

If you missed that presentation it is still available to watch on the OGS website by clicking the following link: Here OGS members may view recordings of webinars after the presentation date.


We have a winner!


The winner of our Facebook fall draw is Nancy Vaillancourt!  Congrats Nancy and thank you to those who posted info about their ancestors!!

2019 OGS Membership

Visit OGS Membership page here.

The 2019 membership season will open on November 1,Save the date 2018. All current memberships expire on December 31, 2018. Current members need to renew before then to prevent any lapse in benefits or Member’s Only Access. New memberships will be effective immediately upon joining, giving of to 14 months of membership benefits.  Register early to qualify for the early bird prize draw (see below).

“OGS Grow Our Family” Returns

Family Tree

Our highly successful Grow Our Family membership program is returning for another year. The program permits any renewing member to “partner” with any new member at the time of renewing/joining and BOTH receive a 50% discount on their Society membership ($31.50 instead of $63!). The new member must not have been a member in either 2017 or 2018. You can take advantage of the Grow Our Family discount between November 1 and 5 pm on December 15. So put your thinking caps on and invite a friend, relative or colleague to join you in belonging to Canada’s largest family history organization.

Early Bird Prize Draw

All new and renewing members who are registered by 5 pm on November 30 will be entered in our Early Bird Registration Prize draw. All prize winners will be notified by December 7th by email.

All new and all renewing members who complete their 2019 registration as a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society prior to 5 pm on November 30th will be entered into a draw for the following prizes (see note). We gratefully acknowledge and thank the companies who have contributed the following prizes.

  • 2 individuals will each be awarded one Ancestry DNA kit
  • 2 individuals will each be awarded one Ancestry subscription
  • one individual will be awarded one MyHeritage DNA kit
  • one individual will be awarded one MyHeritage Complete subscription
  • 2 individuals will each be awarded one Findmypast  Ultimate British & Irish subscription