Our September Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday 28 September at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street in Toronto (convenient access from the North York Centre subway station)… and it will be a special gathering to launch the fall season!
We’ll be getting underway a little earlier than usual – at 6:30 pm. Mix and mingle over coffee and tea and enjoy poster presentations by six Branch members on their family history research.
At 7:30, we’ll welcome Lesley Anderson, Partnership Development and Content Specialist with Ancestry.ca, who’ll bring us up to date on What’s new at Ancestry… learn about the latest record sets and updated collections available through the Ancestry network of websites and how to make your most of your search experience.
And, following a short refreshment break, we’ll be introducing an exciting new meeting segment that we’re calling Ask a Question! You’ll be invited to join one or more of four discussion groups, all led by Branch volunteers. Whether you’re new to family history or a seasoned veteran, we hope you’ll attend! We’re looking forward to a lively exchange of questions, research puzzles, expertise and lessons learned. For details of the discussion group topics and to find out what’s in store for future Branch meetings, please visit our Meetings page or browse through our Calendar.
Please note that the September meeting will not be live-streamed, but we expect to resume live-streaming our monthly meetings in October.
Registration is now open for two more Toronto Branch fall events.
We’re offering an eight-week course, beginning in October, led by instructor Jane E. MacNamara on Basic Genealogy and Family History. This course will be held at North York Central Library on Wednesday afternoons, and is designed for those who are just setting out on their family history journeys or who wish to upgrade their basic research skills.* Learn how to climb your family tree on a secure footing!
And on Saturday 17 October, we’ll be turning our sights to Canada’s east coast, with a full-day workshop on Atlantic Canada Genealogy.
Map of Prince Edward Island, 1775
Led by keynote speaker Terrence M. Punch of Halifax, with additional lectures by Roberta Clark and Terri Raymond, this workshop will explore the resources available to help you find your Atlantic ancestors. The focus will be on understanding the patterns and sources of immigration into the four Atlantic provinces over the past four hundred years as well as subsequent migrations from Atlantic Canada to other parts of Canada and to the United States. Sign up soon to ensure a spot!
For details of all of our fall 2015 educational events, and to register online, visit our Learn with Toronto Branch pages.
*Please note that a second session of this course, originally scheduled for Tuesday evenings at the Riverdale Public Library, has been cancelled.