Welcome to our site.  The Sudbury District Branch was founded June 20, 1979.  In October of 1979, the Sudbury District Branch became the 15th Branch affiliated with the Ontario Genealogical Society, now Ontario Ancestors.  We celebrated our 40th anniversary as a branch in 2019.  Thank you to our members and wonderful volunteers for their assistance and support.

Photos in the slider courtesy of the Greater Sudbury Public Libraries and Heritage Museums.

Benefits of Membership

Membership in OGS and the Sudbury Branch has its benefits.
As a member of OGS these include:

  • Receive the Ontario Genealogical Society’s quarterly journal Families, quarterly
  • newsletter Newsleaf and 8 issues/year of e-NewsLeaf;
  • Receive flyers describing publications and supplies available for purchase from OGS;
  • Receive flyers describing publications and supplies available for purchase from OGS;
  • Can submit four family name queries each year to the Name Game – which is published
  • in the quarterly Families;
  • Have the right to vote at the annual general meeting and regional meetings, the right to
  • hold office and the right to join any branch or branches;
  • Receive invitations to regional meetings and the annual Seminar for further education in
  • genealogical subjects and social contacts with other genealogists;
  • Can participate in genealogical research projects specific to Ontario;
  • Get a membership card which can be used as a passport to resources, and
  • May receive a discount on a membership to other provincial genealogical societies

In addition, Sudbury District Branch members receive the quarterly Newsletter Ancestor
Hunting. The newsletter keeps members informed of local issues related to genealogy, area
research, project updates, websites of interest and publications available for sale. Members
can also submit unlimited queries for publication in the Newsletter.

We are a group of people with a commitment to encourage, bring together, and assist all those
interested in the pursuit of family history. (Branch Mission Statement)

Click on the button to link to the Provincial membership system.  Log in or register prior to clicking on join/renew.  Be sure to select the Sudbury Branch. 

This website is for your own personal use to research your own family history.  The records and features on this website only exist because our volunteers have spent a lot of time, money and effort to make them available.  You can’t use the records to create your own work (for example a database of records, an article, blog post or book), copy or reproduce the records (either in whole or in part), or publish them unless you have our written permission.  Use the ‘Contact Us’ form for an inquiry.


Please bookmark our new web address sudbury.ogs.on.ca

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Ancestor Hunting [2023], the Sudbury District Branch Newsletter, we’re having a contest

Contest rules – submit a story (previously unpublished), between 350 and 700 words (in .doc format) and include up to three photos (in .jpg format).  The topic is your choice, a genealogy discovery, your family history, an interesting story or challenge…  Send your submission by email to sudburywebmaster@ogs.on.ca  You may enter as many times as you wish.

Entries must be available for publication in future editions of Ancestor Hunting.  You may be contacted to provide additional information. 

The Ancestor Hunting index has been updated for 2022.

Watch for it… a Christmas gift for our members…Sudbury District Land Abstract Index

New Link in References – Changes to Sudbury Street Names

The December 2022 edition of Ancestor Hunting is available to members in the ‘Members Only’ section under ‘Newsletters’.

How to Navigate Our New Website

Our Projects

Over the years Sudbury District Branch members have been very involved in a variety of community-related projects.  

These projects include transcribing local cemeteries and publishing results, 1921 census data for the Sudbury District, and indexing of MOND Nickel Company hire records.  

Check out detailed information under ‘Reference Information’ – ‘Our Projects’

Our Team

Click here for our Executive and Program Coordinators

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact us.