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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

Nov
24
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
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[...]
Jan
26
Mon
7:30 pm A Personal Journey through Canad...
A Personal Journey through Canad...
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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
23
Mon
7:30 pm “Redcoated Ploughboys”, a histor...
“Redcoated Ploughboys”, a histor...
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“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[...]

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Courses starting & Workshops

Feb
21
Sat
9:30 am Publish Before You Perish
Publish Before You Perish
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
A HALF-DAY COURSE ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 Registration will open in early December. This half-day course is intended for those who have already done a lot of family history research. It will outline the steps[...]
10:00 am Welcome to Our World: A Day with...
Welcome to Our World: A Day with...
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A HALF-DAY FORUM ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 FROM 10AM TO 3PM Registration will open in early December. This interactive forum is intended for people who are thinking of getting involved in genealogy or who are[...]
Mar
4
Wed
6:15 pm Using Digital Newspapers for Gen...
Using Digital Newspapers for Gen...
Mar 4 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
A THREE-WEEK COURSE ON WEDNESDAYS MARCH 4, 11 and 18 Registration will open in mid-December. Newspapers have always been a major, although under-used, source for family history, but it is only recently that so many[...]

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Other Events

May
29
Fri
all-day OGS Conference 2015
OGS Conference 2015
May 29 – May 31 all-day
OGS Conference 2015 @ Georgian College | Barrie | Ontario | Canada
Join members of the Ontario Genealogical Society for the annual provincial conference. The 2015 theme is “Tracks through Time”. Details and registration will be available early in 2015.  
Jun
3
Fri
all-day OGS Conference 2016
OGS Conference 2016
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
OGS Conference 2016 @ International Plaza Hotel | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Toronto Branch will welcome hundreds of family historians to the largest genealogical conference in Canada. The event will be based at the International Plaza Hotel and conference centre, close to Pearson International Airport, Highway 401,[...]

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