Upcoming Wellington County Branch Meetings:


September 19, 2021 – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.       I WANT TO KNOW…A Virtual Table Talk Wellington County Branch logo

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we will be holding a special event for our members.

This will be a virtual session where our members will be able to ask questions and our experienced family historians will be available to provide answers or suggested approaches.

So, if you are looking for some advice or want to know the best resources available or the next steps in solving your brick wall, you will want to join us on September 19th.  We are asking that members submit their questions in advance to either the email or to our general email account by September 5th. Submitting your question(s) in advance will give us some time to do a little research so that we will have a more complete answer.

Don’t forget to include as much information as possible when submitting your questions. Be sure to state – what you are looking for, the information you have already found, relevant dates and location, etc.

Registration information will be posted shortly.


September 28, 2021 – Wondering What’s New at Ontario Ancestors? with Heather McTavish TaylorOntario Ancestors logo

Join us as Heather McTavish Taylor, President, Ontario Ancestors, shares her vision for the Society and discuss the many activities and projects underway. Heather will also provide an update on the advantages of an Ontario Ancestors membership especially at a time when so many online resources are available to family history researchers for free.

This is a great opportunity to learn how the Society and our branch can continue to work together in promoting, encouraging and assisting family history research.


October 26, 2021 – How Do I Know What I Don’t Know – Fast Tracking Your Genealogical Education with Thomas MacEnteePicture of Thomas MacEntee

You have this sneaking suspicion that you’re “missing something” when it comes to researching an ancestor. How do you know what’s “out there” and whether it can help your research? And once you identify it, how can you quickly get up to speed to get the most out of that resource?

What do you do when you need to “immerse” yourself in the details of new record set? Where do you go for the best information? What about tips and tricks and that info only “experts” seem to have access to? Your genealogy research can improve immensely if you know how to “fast track” your knowledge on a new record set or resource.

Join us as Thomas MacEntee discusses:

  • How To Identify a Knowledge Gap in Genealogy
  • Best Ways to Quickly Get Up To Speed on a Resource
  • Going Forward: Using Constant Curiosity for Genealogy Success
  • Resource List

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November 23, 2021 – Mennonite Funeral and Burial Traditions:  Researching, Writing and Self-Publishing with Marion Roes

Marion Roes of Waterloo has been researching and writing about local history since the mid-1990’s.  In her illustrated presentation she will describe how the Mennonite traditions, originally intended as a chapter in “Death as Life’s Work”, came to be a separate book.  While writing and interviewing, Roes‘ view of cemeteries as places of tradition, ritual, stories and community broadened.  Self-publishing for her encompasses many experiences she can share in producing her two books:  Mennonite Funerals and Burial Traditions and Death as Life’s Work.

Note: The Wellington County Branch Annual General Meeting will also be held during the November meeting.


Our meetings are open to everyone and we look forward to welcoming our members and friends.


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