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October-November Courses & Atlantic Workshop

Registration is now open for three more Toronto Branch fall events.

In October and November, we’ll be offering two eight-week courses led by instructor Jane E. MacNamara on Basic Genealogy and Family History. One course will be held at Riverdale Public Library on Tuesday evenings, and the other at North York Central Library on Wednesday afternoons. This course is designed for those who are just setting out on their family history journeys or who wish to upgrade their basic research skills. Learn how to climb your family tree on a secure footing!

And on Saturday 17 October, we’ll be turning our sights to Canada’s east coast, with a full-day workshop on Atlantic Canada Genealogy.

1775 map of Prince Edward Island

Map of Prince Edward Island, 1775

Led by keynote speaker Terrence M. Punch of Halifax, with additional lectures by Roberta Clark and Terri Raymond, this workshop will explore the resources available to help you find your Atlantic ancestors. The focus will be on understanding the patterns and sources of immigration into the four Atlantic provinces over the past four hundred years as well as subsequent migrations from Atlantic Canada to other parts of Canada and to the United States. Sign up soon to ensure a spot!

For details of all of our fall 2015 educational events, and to register online, visit our Learn with Toronto Branch pages.

2015 Toronto History Lecture

The fifth annual Toronto History Lecture will take place on Wednesday 5 August at the City of Toronto Archives.

Photonegative of City of Toronto memorial to returning soldiers

“Memorial to returning soldiers” (January 1919), City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 200, Series 372, Subseries 41, Item 66

As we mark the four-year centenary of the First World War, it is fitting that the topic of the 2015 Lecture is Returned Men: Toronto’s Veterans in the Great War’s Aftermath. Historian Jonathan Scotland will examine the consequences, aftermath, and impact of the War and how Toronto’s “returned men” tried to reintegrate into civilian life.

The 2015 Toronto History Lecture is dedicated to the memory of Mary Garrett, who passed away in May of 2015. Mary was a long-time active member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and the first editor of the Toronto Branch newsletter Toronto Tree, from 1968 to 1976.

This event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.

Visit our Toronto History Lecture page now to find out more.

Toronto Branch Meetings

Sep
28
Mon
6:30 pm What’s new at Ancestry… plus som...
What’s new at Ancestry… plus som...
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
What's new at Ancestry… plus something more @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A SPECIAL MEETING TO LAUNCH THE FALL SEASON 6:30 Poster presentations: Come a little early to mix and mingle over coffee and tea, and discuss poster presentations by six Toronto Branch members about their research.[...]
Oct
26
Mon
7:30 pm Putting Your Family Tree Online:...
Putting Your Family Tree Online:...
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Marian Press: Putting Your Family Tree Online: What Choice Should You Make? There are now many choices for how to put your family information online for others to find, well beyond what was available[...]
Nov
23
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Members’ five-minute presentations on “great moments” in their genealogy research Douglas Hill: Finding A “Secret” Cousin Joan Beckley: Wearable Genealogy B C Holmes:  My Grandfather’s Research Was Too Large For the Shelf Stephen Low: Tracing in Both Directions[...]

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Courses starting & Workshops

Sep
9
Wed
2:00 pm Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edi...
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edi...
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 2 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please send a request to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org with “Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition” in the Subject line. If any of[...]
Sep
18
Fri
3:00 pm Scottish Family History Lecture
Scottish Family History Lecture
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Scottish Family History Lecture @ North York Central Library, Room 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please send a request to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org with “Scottish Lecture” in the Subject line. If any of the current[...]
Sep
19
Sat
9:00 am Irish Genealogy Workshop – Focus...
Irish Genealogy Workshop – Focus...
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Irish Genealogy Workshop - Focus on Ulster @ North York Central Library, Auditorium, Room 1, Room 2/3 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please send a request to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org with “Irish workshop” in the subject line. If any of the current[...]
Sep
30
Wed
2:00 pm Drop-In Ancestry.ca Library Edition
Drop-In Ancestry.ca Library Edition
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This course is on 3 Wednesdays: September 30, October 28, and November 25, 2015.  No registration required.  It is jointly sponsored by the Humanities and Social Science Department at the Toronto Reference Library and Toronto[...]

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Other Events

Sep
18
Fri
3:00 pm Scottish Family History Lecture
Scottish Family History Lecture
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Scottish Family History Lecture @ North York Central Library, Room 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please send a request to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org with “Scottish Lecture” in the Subject line. If any of the current[...]
Jun
3
Fri
all-day OGS Conference 2016: Genealogy o...
OGS Conference 2016: Genealogy o...
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
OGS Conference 2016: Genealogy on the Cutting Edge @ International Plaza Hotel | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Toronto Branch will welcome hundreds of family historians to the largest genealogical conference in Canada. The event will be based at the International Plaza Hotel, close to Pearson International Airport, Highway 401, and with good[...]

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Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 600 members? That members get a discount on publications, and course and workshop registration fees? And that Toronto Branch belongs to the Federation of Genealogical Societies, which means our members can also subscribe to findmypast.com and purchase Dell computer products at special rates?