Toronto Branch is planning a full-day workshop in the fall of 2015 on Atlantic Canada genealogy and family history research.
Our keynote speaker for this event will be Halifax-based author and genealogist Dr. Terrence M. Punch. We are now seeking other speakers who would like to be part of this workshop, which will take place on Saturday 17 October at North York Central Library.
Proposals for lectures on all aspects of Atlantic Canada genealogy are welcome. We hope to be able to offer sessions on early immigration to the maritime provinces by United Empire Loyalists, the Acadians, and Irish and Scottish settlers; how to trace immigration through shipping records; settlement patterns in the provinces; and subsequent migrations to Ontario and other parts of North America. Potential speakers are invited to suggest other related topics.
You’ll find a link to our detailed call for presentations on our Speakers and Instructors Wanted page.
Please note that the deadline to submit a proposal for this workshop is Saturday 16 May 2015.
Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to start planning for summer! And what better way to spend some of those lazy hazy days than at Genealogy Summer Camp…
Toronto Branch has been running this innovative program for almost two decades now and, over the years, we’ve welcomed more than 140 adult “campers” from England, right across Canada and many US states. We invite out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a full week of concentrated family history research under the guidance of local experts. Local residents are welcome too, and may choose to stay with the group or attend as “day-campers”.
This is an intensive week – the group is on the move every day, travelling to different libraries and archives – but we build in plenty of time for campers to do their own research. While the Summer Camp curriculum emphasizes sources for genealogists researching families who lived in what is now Toronto, anyone with ancestors anywhere in Ontario will find a wealth of material to explore in the city’s wonderful repositories.
This year’s Genealogy Summer Camp will run from Sunday 7 June to Friday 12 June 2015. Enrolment will be limited to allow for individual guidance and to accommodate the venues we will be visiting. The fee for the 2015 Summer Camp is $260, which includes about 7 hours of lectures and tutorials, about 25 hours of hands-on instruction, and all worksheets and handouts.
For full details of the program and how to register, visit our Genealogy Summer Camp webpages.