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676 Simcoe St. N. — Oshawa, Ontario — L1G 4V7

You have reached the Branch Members Only Area [Durham Region Branch OGS]

Many of the links have now been disabled, as the code needed for authorization no longer works on the OGS server. However, should you wish to see this page, fully functioning, let us know that you are a member. After verification through our membership coordinator, you will receive an e-mailed link to Members Only.

Lisa Terech's "Canada 150, an Oshawa Perspective" starts at the 12 minute mark.

Pauls Jones's talk "I Am Not a Jones, But What Am I?" starts at bout the 7 minutes 30 seconds mark.

Collections of Online Digital Maps for British Isles Research – Selected Examples by James F. S. Thomson

Taming Your Inner Packrat - Genealogy Clutter Buster Boot Camp

Budget 2016 Compared (PDF) Budget 2015 and 2014 compared & 2014 Balance Sheet & 2014 Year End Statement (all Excel)

Budget 2013/2014 (Excel) and Year End Statement 2013 (PDF)

Our initial Branch Members Only on-line publication is the Funeral Card Index (including images).

Additions to the Funeral Card Index is an ongoing project. So, check back again.

Funeral cards, or “In Memoriam” cards, were handed out on the occasion of the death of a family member. Many of us have a handful filed away with our records (if we were lucky enough to inherit them), and many of the Archives and Museums in the area also have collections. Initially we are copying any with a connection to the Durham Region – either by birth, marriage, death, burial, residence, etc.

If you have any cards you wish to share with us, please do one of the following:

  1. Scan the cards, put them on a disc, and either mail us the disc or bring it to a branch meeting; smaller quantities can be e-mailed to Anne Delong
  2. Photocopy the information on the card and mail the pages to the branch or bring them to one of the meetings
  3. Bring the cards to a branch meeting in an envelope marked with your name and address; we will copy them and return them at the following meeting
  4. For cards that you do not wish to let out of your sight, we will arrange “Copy Days” at our office, at the airport, or perhaps even at one of our regular monthly meetings.
Thank You for visiting - the Durham Region Branch OGS.