The Bruce and Grey Branch of OGS has an extensive collection of genealogical publications. These publications range from Family Histories with Bruce or Grey references, to Cemetery Listings, to Research Guides and How-to Books, to a Newspaper BMD Surname Collection. This genealogical collection is housed at the North Grey & Union Public Library located at 824 1st Avenue West in Owen Sound, Ontario.
The Bruce & Grey Branch OGS has undertaken many projects over the years since its founding.
One of the most ambitious projects is the SURNAME COLLECTION. It is a large collection of clippings from area newspapers, but mostly the Owen Sound Sun Times, of obituaries, birthdays, anniversaries and biographies, arranged alphabetically by family name. This collection encompasses roughly 1920 until 1970. It is available on microfiche and can be purchased from BGOGS.
It was the mandate of BGOGS to transcribe and record information from every cemetery in both Bruce and Grey Counties. This was a huge project and took several years to complete. During recent years, these Cemeteries Listings are being updated to provide researchers with up-to-date information. These listings are available for purchase.
Indexing of census records and extracts of Births Marriages and Deaths from various newspapers in Bruce and Grey Counties are continuing to be done by many different volunteers.
Over the years, BGOGS has been instrumental in producing many varied genealogical publications. For more information see BGOGS Publications for Sale.
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