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June 2020 Lecture Series – online

Registration is now open for the new Toronto Branch Ontario Research Lecture Series!

Over the course of four evenings in June 2020, four expert researchers will guide you through specialized records and research processes—all online.

The first session is free to everyone. The fee for each subsequent session is just $10, or $8 if you are a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Pick the sessions that suit your interests… Or take advantage of our Full Series package price and get full access to all four lectures for only $25, or $20 if you are an OGS member.

Here’s a quick look at what we have lined up:

  • Tuesday June 16—Archives of Ontario: What’s in it for me?
    Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara
    Learn how the AO’s records are organized and “described”, and pick up insider tips on how to get the most from the AO’s Archive Descriptive Database.
  • Wednesday June 17—Loyal Then, Loyal Now
    Instructor: Linda Corupe
    Find out about the three major groups of United Empire Loyalists, their settlement in Upper Canada, and how to go about proving UEL descent.
  • Tuesday June 23—Getting Land from the Canada Company and King’s College
    Instructor: Ruth Burkholder
    Learn how the Canada Company and King’s College came into being in the early 19th century, and why land and land use are key to their history.
  • Wednesday June 24—Tracing 20th Century Ontarians
    Instructor: Janice Nickerson
    Discover strategies to peek behind the “closed” curtains of 20th century Ontario records to trace recent ancestors and relatives.

All sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) and will include an hour-long presentation and an opportunity to ask questions.

Find out details and register here.

May 2020 meeting – online

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will be on Monday, May 25, starting at 7:30 pm. Once again, this meeting will be entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions, and open to cover showing city street

This month, journalist Katie Daubs will share with us how she researched the mysterious disappearance of a Toronto theatre mogul a century ago for her recently-published book The Missing Millionaire. Join us for Finding the Ambrose Small story — a cold case tale that is stranger than fiction!

We’ll also enjoy a short presentation by Michael Nettleton titled What will you find at the House of Industry?

Register in advance for the webinar here.

After registering, you’ll get an email message with a link to join the webinar on May 25. This link will be unique to your registration. Please sign into the webinar a little early to say hello!

Please note that the Toronto Branch Annual General Meeting originally scheduled for May 25 will now be held on June 22. See our Calendar for further information about future Branch meetings.

Toronto Branch Meetings

7:30 pm More Thrilling Stories from New ...
More Thrilling Stories from New ...
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
More Thrilling Stories from New France @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Murder and Mayhem / Settlers and Sinners / Colonists and Criminals—More Thrilling Stories from New France Carol Ufford and Dawn Kelly return with more fascinating stories from New France—unusual deaths, illegitimate children, and of course[...]
7:30 pm Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontari...
Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontari...
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Debt, Drunk & Disorderly, Vagrancy, Prostitution, Theft, Assault, Insanity: Are You Sure Your Ancestors Were Never in Jail? No one wants a criminal at the dinner table, but finding one in your family tree can[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

7:30 pm Ontario Research Lecture Series:...
Ontario Research Lecture Series:...
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
Ontario Research Lecture Series: Online @ FOUR 1-HOUR WEBINARS | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Join us on four evenings in June from the comfort of your home for the online Ontario Research Lecture Series. Four expert researchers will guide you through specialized records or research processes. Attend all four[...]
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Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 600 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?