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Time to renew for 2021!

clock faceA gentle reminder… the 2021 Ontario Genealogical Society membership season is now underway, and 2020 memberships will expire at the end of December.

If you have already joined or renewed for 2021, thank you! If not, now’s the time…

Sign up with a partner (one of you must be a renewing member, the other new to OGS) before December 15 and you can take advantage of the Society’s special Grow Our Family discount. Visit the Society website for details.

Add Toronto Branch to your membership and enjoy a range of extra benefits, including our information-packed newsletter Toronto Tree, access to our exclusive Members-Only pages and databases, and member discounts on our courses and lectures. Feel free to reach out to our Membership Services team if you have questions about Toronto Branch or how to join or renew.

Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy holiday season, and all the best in the New Year!

November 2020 meeting – online

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday November 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).  It will be entirely online and open to all—but you must register in advance. 

The November meeting is always a favourite. It’s the time when we share and savour our Great Moments in Genealogy.

Silhouettes of people jumpingJoin us as nine Branch members tell us about their research breakthroughs, serendipitous connections and scandalous discoveries. We’re looking forward to a blockbuster of an evening!

Register now for “Great Moments in Genealogy” on November 23.

After registering, you’ll get an email message with a link to join the webinar. This link will be unique to your registration. 

This will be our last monthly meeting of 2020, but there is still plenty happening at Toronto Branch before the end of the year. If you haven’t yet signed up for our Wars and Rebels Lecture Series on military records and history, now’s the time. Our first lecture in the series, on records at Library and Archives Canada, will take place the evening of November 18, and is free to attend

Visit our Wars and Rebels page now to find out more and register.

Watch our Calendar for information about events coming up in the months ahead.

Toronto Branch Meetings

7:30 pm Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A.
Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A.
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A. @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
All genealogists have hit a brick wall at one point or another. For the new researcher this can be a painful and frustrating experience. Using sound genealogical research methodology is the first step in overcoming[...]
7:30 pm Using Evernote for Genealogy
Using Evernote for Genealogy
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Are you afraid to close your browser for fear of losing something important? Ever filed something away carefully on your computer in a folder never to see it again? Is your desktop a mass of[...]
7:30 pm HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery
HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
The presentation “HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery” will outline the true Canadian history story of the British gunboat, HMS Speedy, that disappeared in a storm near Presqu’ile Point in October 1804, with the loss of[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

7:30 pm Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 9:00 pm
Understanding Ontario Land Registry Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
SOLD OUT! This course is now full.  To be put on a waiting list for our next course please email us at Three-session online course: January 14, 21 and 28, 2021 $30 OGS members[...]
3:00 pm Understanding Ontario’s Crown La...
Understanding Ontario’s Crown La...
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm
Understanding Ontario's Crown Land Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Three-session online course: 3:00 pm to about 4:30 pm March 17, 24 and 31, 2021 $30 OGS members / $35 non-members This online course will focus on the process involved in acquiring (or attempting to[...]
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Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 500 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?