Toronto Branch is planning a day-long workshop on 11 April 2015 on Upper Canada and Canada West Research, and we’re looking for speakers who would like to take part.
Do you have expertise in pre-Confederation Ontario family history or local history research that you’d like to share? If so, we’d love to know about it. Potential speakers are invited to submit proposals for lectures on sources, research techniques or historical background that may be helpful to researchers. Sessions may be targeted at beginners or at more seasoned family historians. You’ll find a link to our detailed call for presentations on our Speakers and Instructors Wanted page.
Please note that the deadline to submit a proposal for this workshop is Saturday 15 November.
Monthly Toronto Branch meetings resume this month after our summer break! The September 2014 meeting of Toronto Branch will take place on Monday 22 September starting at 7:30 in the evening at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street in Toronto (convenient access from the North York subway station).
Our featured speaker, Guylaine Pétrin, will tell us how she drew on both public records and oral history to piece together the story of a strong and remarkable woman who faced upheaval and hardship because of the actions of the men in her life, but went on to re-invent herself and fight two governments along the way. The title of Guylaine’s talk is “The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a Family Story”.
During our mid-meeting break, take the opportunity to drop by our information tables and find out about our other Branch activities, or mingle and catch up with fellow family history enthusiasts. We’ll close out the evening with a short presentation by Branch member Pat Javor on “A Smuggler, a Shipwreck and Mrs. Heron”.
Hope to see you there! If you’re planning ahead and would like to find out what’s in store for future Branch meetings, please visit our Meetings page or browse through our Calendar.