York Region Branch, OGS

P O Box 95045, Stouffville PO

Stouffville, ON

L4A 1J1


We would like to provide you with information you may find useful about the York Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

This Branch covers the area formerly known as the County of York, now known as the Regional Municipality of York. This comprises the townships north of Steeles Avenue, up to the boundaries of Simcoe County, with the boundaries of the Regional Municipality of Durham on the east, and the Regional Municipality of Peel on the west.

If you have ancestors with ties in York Region, join with almost 400 other branch members for monthly meetings with guest speakers, refreshments and fun; the sharing of information and research experiences with other members; and an opportunity to volunteer and participate in a variety of activities.

Branch meetings are held at

The Richmond Hill Public Library
1 Atkinson, 2nd floor
Yonge St. and Major Mackenzie Dr.

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesdays of September, November, April and June at 7:15 p.m.

Free parking is available in the library lots.

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. This room is closed on Sundays.

The Branch library is open to the public during library hours.

Our meetings are always open to guests and we would be pleased if you would visit us.

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.

Contact information for the Branch council, information on upcoming meetings, and membership information. A list of publications available from the Branch, and suggested sources and information for York Region researchers are also posted.

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.