Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

Scottish Special Interest Group

We are a special interest group (SIG) of the Ontario Genealogical Society. We are focused on helping all those who are interested in learning more about Scottish genealogy and/or researching their Scottish ancestors. We offer a multitude of virtual educational opportunities and have amassed a library of over 30 hours of webinars that our members can access at their leisure. We also have a growing database of surnames that our members are actively researching and we can connect those members who wish to collaborate. We added two new groups within the SIG in 2022 including a Paisley, Scotland group and a Glengarry, Ontario group. Area focused resources have been added to our website where SIG members can access them to further their research. We are a growing and vital group and would love to have new members join us. The more the merrier! Please check out our website or contact us if you are interested.


The OGS Scottish SIG will be hosting a one-day symposium on October 1, 2022 entitled Enchanted by the Water. Starting at 9:00am Eastern, we will host five sessions all focused on how important water was for many of our Scottish ancestors. Current members of the Scottish SIG (also members of the OGS) can register for this session for the low price of $10, for non-members the price is $20. More details and the registration form are available through our website. Remember that once you have joined the OGS/Ontario Ancestors, the cost to join the Scottish SIG is just $7.

Downloadable Resources

We have a number of free resources and useful links on our website.