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Introduction to Genealogy and Family History

When:
February 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2014-02-22T10:00:00-05:00
2014-02-22T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
Meeting Room 2/3, North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6L4
Canada
Cost:
$40 ($35 for OGS members)
Contact:
Toronto Branch OGS
1-800-658-6497

A fast-paced one-day course that introduces some of the types of records and techniques needed for researching your family tree.  It highlights vital records (civil and church), census records and probates (wills), showing how to extract and evaluate data.  Secondary sources are touched on in the course and examples are shown of how to use online newspaper indexes as finding aids and how to use newspaper accounts of events to flesh out other data.

Instructor: Linda Reid
Linda Reid is a retired librarian and has been researching her British roots for over 25 years. She volunteers in the Toronto Family History Centre and speaks at genealogy conferences and workshops throughout Ontario. She is actively involved in the Toronto Branch of the OGS, presently serving as program coordinator and compiler of the Branch electronic bulletin. For over 15 years Linda has also been a volunteer at the Toronto Family History Centre, where she helps people from many countries to trace their family trees.

Accessibility
North York Central Library is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, visit our  policies page.

Registration
To register for this course, click on the green “Buy Tickets” near the top of the page. For information about our policies on registration, cancellation and refunds, late registration and at-the-door registration, visit our policies page.

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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 at special rates?