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May 26 @ 7:30 pm – May 26 @ 9:30 pm
Mobile Family History @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
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 tablet, smart phone, e-reader, camera and portable scanner. We will[...]
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 Tree Maker so you can decide which other features and[...]
Jun 11 @ 6:15 pm – Jun 11 @ 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 course will cover a wide range of topics, including: taking[...]
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Finding Your Australian Cousins @ Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This special event is an opportunity to hear a lecture by Geoffrey Doherty, an Australian social historian, on “Finding Your Australian Cousins – A Guide to Online Resources”. The lecture will be preceded by a buffet[...]
How Uncovering my Grandmother’s Deepest Secret Revealed a Rich Jewish Ancestry @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
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 family tree. My first step in filling in the blanks[...]
Toronto History Lecture @ City of Toronto Archives | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Join us for the fourth annual Toronto History Lecture. This year’s lecture, by historian Craig Heron, titled The Workers’ City: Lives of Toronto’s Working People, will offer a rare window on the diversity of working-class[...]
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Using Legacy Family Tree Software @ Auditorium North York Central Library | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A FULL DAY WORKSHOP To register, click on the Tickets button, above. If you are now using Legacy Family Tree software but are not sure you are using it fully to help you with your[...]
Speaker: Guylaine Pétrin Cathy Brown’s life went through upheavals because of the actions of the men in her life.  While most of the facts of her life are found in the records of her menfolk,[...]
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
AN EIGHT-WEEK COURSE ON WEDNESDAYS STARTING OCTOBER 8 Are you thinking of starting your family history? Or maybe you have been working on it for a while but want to sharpen your research skills?  This course[...]
Archives of Ontario: What's in it for me? @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Jane MacNamara The Archives of Ontario is a rich source for family history. You can find records of birth, marriage, death, and divorce, land records, and estate files, but that’s just scratching the surface.[...]
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Industrial England @ North York Central Library Auditorium | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A FULL DAY WORKSHOP  Join members of Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society for a day of diverse lectures on the major effects of the Industrial Revolutions on English society. Come and hear our keynote speaker[...]
A FOUR-WEEK COURSE STARTING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6 AND CONTINUING ON THE FOLLOWING THREE WEDNESDAYS, NOVEMBER 12, 19 AND 26 This course is now fully subscribed. This 4-week course, designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists, explores[...]
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Members’ five-minute presentations on “great moments” in their genealogy research 1. Paul Jones : Oy vey iz mir: One Anglo’s adventure in Jewish research 2. Don Hall : Good Golly Miss Molly…where did you come from? 3. Jean McNulty : Searching[...]
A Personal Journey through Canada's earliest mental health facilities @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Victoria Fenner. Victoria made a remarkable and surprising discovery while tracking down her family tree.  She discovered that her great great grandmother was a patient in three of Canada’s earliest asylums.  She is digging[...]
Feb 4 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
A TWO-HOUR SESSION ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2015 A special course co-sponsored by the Toronto Branch’s New Members Special Interest Group in cooperation with the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library. Learn the correct[...]
Feb 11 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
A TWO-HOUR SESSION ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2015 A special course co-sponsored by the Toronto Branch’s New Members Special Interest Group in cooperation with the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library. Prerequisite: Completion of[...]
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
A HALF-DAY COURSE ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 This course is now full. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please send an e-mail message to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org to make that request. This half-day[...]
A HALF-DAY FORUM ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 FROM 10AM TO 3PM Registration for this course is now closed.   This interactive forum is intended for people who are thinking of getting involved in genealogy or[...]
“Redcoated Ploughboys”, a history of the Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, 1813-1815 @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Richard Feltoe “Redcoated Ploughboys”, a history of the Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, 1813-1815 Richard will discuss the recruitment, training and active service of the regiment in the various battles that[...]
A THREE-WEEK COURSE ON WEDNESDAYS MARCH 4, 11 and 18 This course is now full. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please send an e-mail message to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org to make that[...]
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breaking the Silence @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Sandra Joyce Over 118,000 British children were sent to Canada from 1869 to 1939 to work as indentured farm workers and domestics in individual farms or households.  Some suffered horrifically in their placements, others did[...]
A HALF-DAY COURSE ON SATURDAY MARCH 28 FROM 10AM TO 3PM INCLUDING A 1-HOUR LUNCH BREAK Registration for this course is now closed. This fast-paced course introduces some of the types of records and techniques[...]
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A THREE-WEEK COURSE ON TUESDAYS MARCH 31, APRIL 7 AND APRIL 14 This course is offered in partnership with the Archives of Ontario. An enormous amount of information about the people and families who lived[...]
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Finding Your Upper Canada Ancestors @ North York Central Library Auditorium | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A FULL DAY WORKSHOP Join members of Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society for a day of lectures on the lives of the people who settled in Ontario between the 1790s and the 1860s in what was[...]
Speaker: Bonnie Bell This presentation is one’s women personal project to inspire members of her family to become interested in the history of their female ancestors.   Using photographs, personal documents, and family stories and memorabilia, from[...]
THREE SESSIONS ON WEDNESDAYS, MAY 6, 20 AND 27, 2015 You may register for as many sessions as you like: one session only, any two sessions or all three sessions. Do you want to know[...]
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Sue de Groot Deaths produce many records—death registration, obituary, burial, cemetery, tombstone records, etc.This presentation demonstrates why to collect all records and what information they hold.  
May 29 – May 31 all-day
OGS Conference 2015 @ Georgian College | Barrie | Ontario | Canada
  The Ontario Genealogical Society is hosting its 2015 Conference, Tracks through Time, at Georgian College in beautiful Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to 31, 2015. Over the course of three days, there will be[...]
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:45 pm
Genetic Genealogy @ North York Central Library Auditorium | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A FULL DAY WORKSHOP Are you wondering what genetic genealogy is all about? Or have you already had some DNA tests done for yourself and your relatives but don’t know what the results mean? Do[...]
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm
Genealogy Summer Camp @ Various Toronto libraries and archives
Designed mainly for out-of-town family historians with Ontario roots, this unique program takes researchers to different archives and libraries each day. We’ve also welcomed lots of locals as “daycampers”. Each day starts with a tutorial[...]