Fergus Scottish Festival

Join the Ontario Genealogical Society at the largest Scottish heritage festival outside of Scotland – the Fergus Scottish Festival, August 10-12, 2018, in Fergus, Ontario.  We will be in the Heritage Village, where you will find 43+ Clan organizations, visit an authentic 1745 Jacobite encampment, learn about weaving and quilting, and see a blacksmith at work. You will be able to visit with Scotland’s official tourist board, learn Gaelic and how to play the bagpipes, and of course discover your genealogy.  OGS will be presenting the Heritage Tent, featuring:

 Learn about everything OGS has to offer, or 34 Branches and Special Interest Groups, our exclusive databases, presentation, and education

Join the Wellington Branch of OGS and learn more about your ancestors in Wellington County

See what the OGS Scottish Special Interest Group has for you

 Watch for Festival sale pricing on DNA test kits from Ancestry DNA. the world’s leading genealogy DNA testing company

Historical and genealogy books and maps brought to you by Global Genealogy, the leading supplier of family history materials in Canada

Do you have Scottish ancestry? Don’t know where to start your research? Need some help digging deeper?

Volunteers will help guide you through research using Ancestry(R) Library Edition, MyHeritage(R) Library Edition and FamilySearch(R)

Take a virtual reality tour of historic Scotland, or capture your image with a Scottish backdrop, courtesy of Halton Hills Public Library

The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph is the leading academic unit in North America to carry out research, graduate training and teaching on Scottish history and Scottish culture, with special emphasis on the history of the Scottish Canadian community. Learn more at the Fergus Scottish Festival

The University of Guelph Archives and Special Collections hold the Library’s 25,000 rare books, special collections, and research archives. The Agricultural History and Rural Heritage Collections are particularly valuable collections that contain a rich selection of resources related to rural history.

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