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January Meeting

Our first meeting of 2014 will take place on Monday 27 January beginning at 7:30 in the evening. If you haven’t attended a Toronto Branch meeting before (or if it’s been a while), our regular meeting location is the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street in Toronto, with convenient access from the North York subway station. We meet nine times a year, normally on the fourth Monday of each month, from January through June and September through November. Each meeting features both a full-length presentation and, usually, a shorter mini-presentation, on topics of genealogical interest, with a break in between so that attendees can meet and mingle with other family history enthusiasts, sign up for Branch courses and workshops, and find out about other Branch projects and activities.

Our main presenter at January’s meeting will be lawyer Margaret Rintoul, who will be speaking on “Genealogy Searching Forward: Back to the Future“. Genealogists usually focus on finding ancestors, but in every family there are both ancestors and descendants. Come and find out what happens from a legal perspective when genealogy meets estate law and the question is how to find the current heirs when a person has died – and be sure to stay for our mini-presentation by Branch member Valerie Watt on “10% Non Parental Events: Fact or Fear?” Hope you can join us!

To find out what’s in store for future Branch meetings, visit our Meetings page or browse through our Calendar.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Apr
28
Mon
7:30 pm Where there’s a will there’s a word
Where there’s a will there’s a word
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where there's a will there's a word @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Katherine Barber, Canada’s “Word Lady” Where there’s a will there’s a word The speaker, a Canadian lexicographer and former Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, [...]
May
26
Mon
7:30 pm Mobile Family History
Mobile Family History
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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 [...]
Jun
23
Mon
7:30 pm How Uncovering my Grandmother’s Deepest Secret Revealed a Rich Jewish Ancestry
How Uncovering my Grandmother’s …
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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 [...]
Sep
22
Mon
7:30 pm The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a Family Story
The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a…
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Guylaine Petrin Mini-presentation: Pat Javor  A Smuggler, a Shipwreck and Mrs. Heron    

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Courses starting and Workshops

Jun
7
Sat
9:30 am Using Family Tree Maker Software
Using Family Tree Maker Software
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 [...]
Jun
11
Wed
6:15 pm Using Photography in Family History
Using Photography in Family History
Jun 11 @ 6:15 pm – 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 [...]

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