Researching Your Family History Series – Workshops

Researching Your Family History Series
Genealogy Workshops in Guelph and the Waterloo Region

Guelph Public Library – Main Library (100 Norfolk Street, Guelph)
Region of Waterloo Library – Elmira, New Hamburg, and Ayr Branches

Have you been wanting to learn more about your family history? Interested in starting to build your own family tree but don’t know where to start? Have you started to research your tree but hit a brick wall and aren’t sure how to break through it?

Join members of the Wellington County Branch, Ontario Ancestors as they partner with the Guelph Public Library and the Region of Waterloo Library to deliver a series of workshops to help you discover your family’s story.

Fall 2024-Winter 2025 Workshop Schedule coming soon!

Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to each session. View and register for all of these workshops here: 

Guelph Public Library:

Region of Waterloo Library:



Past Session Handouts

Beginning in 2022, the Wellington County Branch, Ontario Ancestors has partnered with the Guelph Public Library to offer free workshops on researching your family history. Below is a list of past workshops. Clicking on each title will allow you to download the handout from that workshop.

An Introduction to Family History Research (September 17, 2022)

A Closer Look at Family History Records (October 29, 2022)

Finding Your Ancestor: Canadian Military Records and Sources (November 19, 2022)

Researching Family History through Newspapers (February 18, 2023)

Researching Your British Home Child Ancestor (March 18, 2023)

Geographical Resources for Researching Your Family History (April 15, 2023)