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Spring Courses Open

What better time than spring to start something new! Toronto Branch is pleased to announce that we will be offering a full-day workshop and a three-week course in June of 2014 to help you gain new family history skills…

Our spring learning season will begin this year with a Saturday workshop on Family Tree Maker – if you use or are thinking of using FTM to record your family history research, don’t miss this chance to find out how to get the most out of this powerful software. Shortly after the workshop, we’ll present a hands-on course on using photography in family history – how to take and find pictures, how to enhance, organize and store digital images, and how to incorporate them in family trees and written histories.

Visit our Learn with Toronto Branch page to find out more about our programs and instructors and to register on-line.

March Meeting

The next Toronto Branch meeting of 2014 will take place on Monday 24 March beginning at 7:30 in the evening at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street in Toronto (convenient access from the North York subway station).

Our own Marian Press will be our featured speaker. Although academic institutions may not be the first places family historians think of when planning a research trip, they are in fact leading the way in the digitization of research materials. A pile of old booksAnd, as we’ll find out from Marian, more and more academic digitization projects are proving to be directly relevant to family history! The title of her presentation will be:  “How Academic Institutions are Helping Genealogists: Free Digital Projects That Family Historians Should Know About“.

After our mid-meeting break (a great time to find out about upcoming Branch courses, workshops and other activities), Sue Henderson will treat us to a short additional presentation on “HERstory, not history – My Family’s Famous Females“. 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.

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
How Uncovering my Grandmother’s Deepest Secret Revealed a Rich Jewish Ancestry @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
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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