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Call for Speakers

Toronto Branch has issued a Call for Speakers to take part in a full-day workshop for family historians on the social, economic and cultural effects of England’s Industrial Revolutions. The workshop will take place on Saturday 1 November 2014.

Potential speakers—professional genealogists, historians, family historians, librarians and archivists—are invited to submit proposals for presentations related to Industrial England, particularly during the period from 1750 to 1870. Possible topics could include migration to the cities, changes in occupations, effects of industrialization on rural communities, and changes in social organizations, cultural life, religion and education.

The deadline for proposals for this workshop is Friday, 30 May 2014.

For further information about the workshop and to find out how to make a submission, please download the full Call for Speakers.

Spring Courses Open

What better time than spring to start something new! Toronto Branch is pleased to announce that we will be offering a full-day workshop and a three-week course in June of 2014 to help you gain new family history skills…

Our spring learning season will begin this year with a Saturday workshop on Family Tree Maker – if you use or are thinking of using FTM to record your family history research, don’t miss this chance to find out how to get the most out of this powerful software. Shortly after the workshop, we’ll present a hands-on course on using photography in family history – how to take and find pictures, how to enhance, organize and store digital images, and how to incorporate them in family trees and written histories.

Visit our Learn with Toronto Branch page to find out more about our programs and instructors and to register on-line.

Toronto Branch Meetings

7:30 pm Where there’s a will there’s a word
Where there’s a will there’s a word
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where there's a will there's a word @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Katherine Barber, Canada’s “Word Lady” Where there’s a will there’s a word The speaker, a Canadian lexicographer and former Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, [...]
7:30 pm Mobile Family History
Mobile Family History
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Carol Nichols The trend in technology is a move to the use of mobile devices. In Genealogy, there are many ways to use your [...]
7:30 pm How Uncovering my Grandmother’s Deepest Secret Revealed a Rich Jewish Ancestry
How Uncovering my Grandmother’s …
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Coral Grant “Initially, all I had was a piece of paper with a few names and huge gaps in what was a pathetic looking [...]
7:30 pm The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a Family Story
The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a…
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Guylaine Petrin Mini-presentation: Pat Javor  A Smuggler, a Shipwreck and Mrs. Heron    

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Courses starting and Workshops

9:30 am Using Family Tree Maker Software
Using Family Tree Maker Software
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Using Family Tree Maker Software @ North York Central Library Auditorium | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A FULL-DAY WORKSHOP, SATURDAY, JUNE 7 Most people use less than 20% of Family Tree Maker’s capabilities. Here’s a chance to learn more about Family [...]
6:15 pm Using Photography in Family History
Using Photography in Family History
Jun 11 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Using Photography in Family History @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A THREE-SESSION COURSE, WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 11, 18 AND 25  A course to help genealogists to make effective use of photography in all its aspects. The [...]

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