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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.

Apr
27
Mon
OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Imaging the women of my family
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Speaker: Bonnie Bell

This presentation is one’s women personal project to inspire members of her family to become interested in the history of their female ancestors.   Using photographs, personal documents, and family stories and memorabilia, from England, Scotland, and Canada, along with my own vision, I set out to capture, in brief 2-3 page summaries, the essential character of each of the women who define me.  This talk will combine a look at these “snapshots” with a consideration of the roles that selection, bias/colouring, family stories and memory play in the ways in which we present our family histories to our relatives and the larger world.

Mini-presentation: Elayne Lockhart How DNA broke through my Irish brick wall and took me back 3 generations – in England!

May
25
Mon
Dead and Buried
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Speaker: Sue de Groot

Deaths produce many records—death registration, obituary, burial, cemetery, tombstone records, etc.
This presentation demonstrates why to collect all records and what information they hold.

 

Jun
22
Mon
Recent Developments in British and Irish Research
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Speaker: James F.S. Thomson: Recent Developments in British and Irish Research

 

Mini-presentation: Patricia Blackstock 1837 Rebellion – York Region
Rebels

Oct
26
Mon
On-Line Family Trees
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Speaker: Marian Press: On-Line Family Trees

 

Mini-presentation: Cathy McNamara: Sort, Scan, Share, Solve and Scrapbook Your Old Photos

Nov
23
Mon
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Members’ five-minute presentations on “great moments” in their genealogy research

Please volunteer to give a 5 minute presentation on one of your findings.