people think that because their ancestors did not live in Ontario that
belonging to an Ontario society will not benefit them in their family
research. This is a misconception. Many of our local members do not have
Ontario roots, but join for the reasons given below. Activities involve
interest in various parts of the world.
- An opportunity
to meet other members, many of whom have extensive knowledge of genealogy,
and share information and research experiences.
- Nine meetings
per year with speakers on topics of genealogical interest, usually held at 7:30
pm on the fourth Monday of the month from January to June and from September
to November in the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall, Concourse Level, 5120 Yonge Street.
Visitors are welcome. For details of upcoming meetings, click here.
- Six issues of
Toronto Tree, a multi-page newsletter, which includes instruction course
schedules and meeting schedules, as well as articles, letters, notices
of new publications and other items of interest. Also included is "Queries,"
a "notice board" on which members can seek responses from
readers without charge, a source useful for contacting persons with
knowledge of your roots.
courses on basic genealogical methods, as well as more specialized topics,
sponsored by the branch.
- Book tables held
at various events that have available for sale publications of the Ontario
Genealogical Society, as well as books on genealogy and the local history
and culture of many communities in Ontario.
- An opportunity
to volunteer and take part in a wide range of activities that will benefit
you and thousands of other genealogists, now and for years to come.
To be a member of
the Toronto Branch, the cost is $12, plus you must be a member of the
parent body, the Ontario
Genealogical Society, and pay an additional $60. Click
here for the Ontario and U.S. membership forms or contact: The Ontario
Genealogical Society, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Suite 102, Toronto, ON,