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Toronto Branch courses are a great way to improve your research and organizing skills, learn about records in a specific geographic area, or increase your knowledge of your ancestor’s life and times.

Many courses are intended for beginners or those still learning the basic techniques of genealogy while some courses are aimed at people who have many years of experience who are looking to fine-tune a specific skill, enhance an area of knowledge, or just keep up-to-date. Each year Toronto Branch’s education committee plans a mixture of courses that will enable everyone to find something of interest. (And we’re always looking for new ideas.)

Courses can be as short as two weeks and as long as eight weeks. Occasionally, we pack a whole course into one day! But they’re always inspiring—and fun. Class sizes are kept small to allow discussion with your instructor and fellow students.

Our courses are popular! We recommend that you register early. It is quick and easy with our online system. You can pay with your credit card, PayPal account, or print the form and send us a cheque. (Just follow the links for each course.)

Members of Toronto Branch OGS are first in line to hear about educational events, and benefit from a lower registration fee. We’d love to have you join us!


Courses to be offered in Fall 2015: 

Hands-On Library Edition (September 9, 16, 23, 2:00-4:00pm, Toronto Reference Library) Registration list is full. To get on the waiting list for this course, contact:

Drop-In Library Edition (September 30, October 28, November 25, 2:00-4:00pm, Toronto Reference Library)

Scottish Family History Lecture (September 18, 3:00-5:00pm, North York Central Library) Registration is now open.

Basic Genealogy and Family History (evening course) (October 6 to November 24, 6:00-8:00pm, Riverdale Public Library) Registration is now open.
Basic Genealogy and Family History (daytime course) October 7 to November 25, 2:00-4:00pm, North York Central Library) Registration is now open.