Branch information

Here is some information you may find useful about the York Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

The York Region Branch genealogical library is housed at the Richmond Hill Public Library, in the Genealogy and Local History Room on the 4th floor. The Branch library is open to the public during library hours.


Our Branch newsletter, York Region Ancestors is published 4 times a year and contains many interesting articles and information to keep our members informed about matters of general genealogical interest, and sources and information for York Region researchers.


The Branch Members Only section of the website has a growing collection of resources such as indexes and lists of genealogical and historical interest; resource and research suggestions; a database of Pioneer Settlers; and back issues of the branch newsletter York Region Ancestors.

For a full description of the Branch Members Only site please click on Branch Members in the navigation panel at the top of the page.

To access Branch Members Only click here.

Want to become a member of the Branch?

If you would like to join York Region Branch, you must first be a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Go to the OGS website,

and click on “Join” in the masthead. Then select OGS membership and choose from the list of Branches. York Region Branch costs an additional $10.

Contact information:

Postal address:

York Region Branch, OGS

P O Box 95045, Stouffville PO

Stouffville, ON

L4A 1J1

Email address: [email protected]

For information about any of the following, please email:

Membership: [email protected]

Cemeteries: [email protected]

Librarian: [email protected]

Research: [email protected]

Publications: [email protected]

Newsletter: [email protected]