Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Branch and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library present
DISEASE & DISTRESS!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
It’s hard for us today to comprehend the everyday adversity that beset our
9:15–10:00 am Registration
10:00–11:15 am (Plenary)
Session A: Records Arising from Death
Speaker: Cecile (Ceil) Jensen, CG, is a professional genealogist, lecturer, and author with a special interest in Polish heritage. She owns Michigan Polonia LLC and an accompanying website and is developing the Polonica Americana Research Institute.
11:30 am–12:30 pm
Session B: The White Plague
Speaker: Marg Aldridge, PLCGS, of Richmond Hill has more than 35 years experience in genealogical research and is a recent winner of several awards, including two Brian W. Hutchison Scholarship Awards and the OGS Essay Contest.
Session C: Assisting Immigrants in Trouble: Government Agents in 1830 and 1840s Upper Canada
Speaker: Wendy Cameron, of Toronto, is co-author of two books on the Petworth emigration scheme and is the lead investigator on the Petworth project. She is working on a history of the Pre-Confederation immigration service in Upper Canada/Canada West.
Lunch (There are several restaurants close to the Library and a food court in the building.)
Session D: Tour of the North York Central Library’s Canadiana Department
Session E: Collision of the 1918 Flu Pandemic and an Idyllic World
Speaker: Phil Ainsworth has been a genealogist since childhood and is author of many historical articles on Prince Edward County. In addition he teaches genealogy courses and sits on the board of Prince Edward County Library and Archives.
Session F: A Convenient Means of Riddance: Tracing Ancestors in 19th Century Asylums
Speaker: Fran Murphy, BA, MLS, has been actively involved in family history research for 10 years and is a committed volunteer with OGS Halton- Peel Branch and the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Session G: Murder, Mayhem and Town Tragedy
Speaker: Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, of Ithaca, New York, is the author of nine books, most dealing with her Slovak ancestry, as well as numerous articles in genealogical magazines and journals. She teaches online genealogy courses and lectures at major conferences.
NB: In a first for OGS Toronto Branch workshops, Lisa will present remotely from her home in Ithaca, New York. You will hear Lisa’s voice and you will see her PowerPoint slides. You will be able to ask questions.
Session H: Record Sources for the Ontario Home Front during The Great War
Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara of Toronto is a long-time member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, a genealogy teacher, lecturer and tour leader (17 trips to Salt Lake City), and founder of OGS Toronto’s innovative Genealogy Summer Camp.
By public transit: North York Central Library is connected directly to the North York Centre subway station, on the Yonge line. Inter-city trains and buses link with the subway at Union, Dundas, or York Mills stations. Allow at least 35 minutes from Union or Dundas, or 15 minutes from York Mills, to get to North York Centre.
By car: North York Central Library is at 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto M2N 5N9, on the west side at Park Home Avenue (about halfway between Sheppard and Finch). From Highway 401, exit northbound at Yonge Street; proceed north to Park Home Avenue (6th or 7th traffic light) and turn left. The most convenient parking ($5 per day on Saturdays) is under the building—enter from Novotel on Park Home, or from Beecroft Road (parallel and west of Yonge Street).
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