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Introduction to Genealogy and Family History

When:
February 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2016-02-20T10:00:00-05:00
2016-02-20T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
North York Central Library, Room 1
5120 Yonge St
North York, ON M2N
Canada
Cost:
$40 ($35 for OGS members)
Contact:

A HALF-DAY COURSE ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 FROM 10AM TO 3PM INCLUDING A 1-HOUR LUNCH BREAK

This course is jointly sponsored by the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

Registration is required. This course is now full.  To be added to a wait list, please email courses@torontofamilyhistory.org.

Old photograph of woman in 19th centuryThis fast-paced course 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.

Course Instructor: Linda Reid
Linda Reid is a retired librarian and has been researching her British roots for over 30 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’s electronic bulletin.

HOW TO GET TO THE COURSE LOCATION
North York Central Library is located at 5120 Yonge Street, just steps away from North York Civic Centre; it is a short walk from North York Centre subway station on the Yonge line.

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 6M1, 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 is under the building—enter from Novotel on Park Home Avenue, or from Beecroft Road (parallel and west of Yonge Street). There is also a large outdoor parking lot on the west side of Beecroft Road.

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

For assistance with a specific accommodation request, please send an email message to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org.

Registration
For information about our policies on registration, cancellation and refunds, late registration and at-the-door registration, visit our policies page. Please note: A registrant who withdraws from a course or workshop before the start date will receive a full refund minus a $5 administration fee. All fee refunds will be issued by the Branch Treasurer.

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