An organization of family historians, some with Toronto roots, others who live in Toronto, we have ancestors around the world.

Speakers & instructors wanted

Do you have expertise to share? We are always looking for lecturers and course instructors to speak on any aspect of genealogical or historical research, and on techniques and technology to organize or share research results.

Specific requests for speakers are noted below, but we’re very interested in hearing other ideas, too. Please contact the Education Committee with your idea or proposal for a lecture, course or workshop.


Our monthly Branch meetings usually feature at least one presentation and we are open to any topic relating to family or local history that might be of interest to our members. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk about projects you’re involved in, special collections or repositories, research methods and strategies—or simply share inspiring moments and discoveries in your own family history journey.

You’ll be speaking to a friendly crowd of researchers, who will appreciate your experience and how it can be applied to their own work. No need to be a seasoned lecturer. We welcome proposals from both members and non-members, and for short presentations (5-10 minutes) to full-length presentations (45-50 minutes). We also encourage suggestions for alternatives to the traditional lecture format. Do you have an idea for an interactive discussion? a multi-media display? Feel free to think outside the box!

E-mail our program facilitator to make your pitch or offer a lead on a topic or speaker you think would be a good fit for a Branch meeting.