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Toronto Branch monthly meetings are an opportunity to learn and to meet with fellow members. Most meetings have an hour-long presentation as well as a 10-minute presentation from one of our members. Meetings are normally held the fourth Monday of the month at 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto  M4R 1L2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

A Captain? My Captain?
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Speakers: Elizabeth A. R. Kaegi and James F. S. Thomson

Long ago, far away, in the middle of the Second World War, a baby boy was informally “adopted” by foreigners. A very few morsels of information about his background, imparted to the boy when still young, would fuel his determined, decades-long search to identify his biological parents and to learn what he could about their lives. Working with the “adoptee” (now a retiree in Glasgow), and using a variety of traditional genealogical techniques in conjunction with new genetic genealogy tests, Elizabeth A.R. Kaegi, Judith Sweets (USA) and James F.S. Thomson have been able to solve the seven-decade-old mystery. This multinational team approach, taking advantage of new resources and revisiting recently enhanced records as they peeled away the layers of mystery covering a remarkably interesting story, was effective and thoroughly enjoyable. The team looks forward to sharing the lessons it learned!

Please note that because this presentation is by its nature very personal and concerns living people, it will not be live-streamed.

Mini-presentation: Linda Reid: Stocking the Fish Pond: Getting Your Relatives To Take DNA Tests

Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Once again in November, a number of Toronto Branch members will be sharing “great moments” in their genealogical research in a series of short presentations. In addition, special refreshments will be served to celebrate the end of another year. Many members consider this meeting the highlight of the year!