Welcome to Ontario Ancestors, The Ontario Genealogical Society, Eastern Europe Special Interest Group.

This group was founded in October of 2019 by a small group of Ontario Ancestors members who saw a need for a community devoted to research in Eastern European genealogy and family history. As we get started we would love your input and ideas, and encourage people to join and invite others with similar interests.

Welcome! We’re so happy you’ve joined us. Please note that we’ve just launched our new website and are improving it daily.
We hope you’ll check out all that we’ve got here so far, and thank you for bearing with us while we keep working to make it even better.

What is Eastern Europe?

In doing some “Google” searches trying to figure out the question “What is Eastern Europe?” it seems that there are many explanations and the number of countries included varies (depending on physical, ethnic, historical, cultural, political and religious explanations). Organizations such as the UN, NATO, EU and others have their own standards and explanations. Our purpose is not to define Eastern Europe, but to provide a forum for researching one’s genealogy. Assistance is provided through links, resource information, country and ethnic profiles, and research articles. 

Of course, no group can operate without the support of its members so we invite you to share stories, photos, questions, comments and some of your helpful research links!

You are welcome to join the EESIG by becoming a member of Ontario Ancestors. As a member you can be part of a growing community of individuals who share your passion for digging deeper and learning about their Eastern European ancestry and heritage.

We suggest that you also join our Eastern Europe SIG Facebook group and participate in an exchange of ideas and information on your research. One does not need to be a member of our SIG to contribute to our Facebook site.

Thank you, and Fröhliches Jagen, boldog vadászat (Happy Hunting).