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September 2020 meeting – online

Our first Toronto Branch meeting of the fall 2020 season will take place on Monday, September 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).  It will be entirely online and open to all—but you must register in advance. 

No one wants a criminal at the dinner table, but, as speaker Janice Nickerson will demonstrate, finding one in your family tree can add pizzazz to an otherwise boring list of names and dates! In her presentation, Debt, Drunk & Disorderly, Vagrancy, Prostitution, Theft, Assault, Insanity: Are You Sure Your Ancestors Were Never in Jail?, Janice will introduce you to the wonder of jail records, and what they can tell us about our ancestors.

We’ll close out the evening with an update from the Branch Executive Committee on exciting new plans and initiatives. We hope you’ll join us for Making it Work, Your Toronto Branch during COVID

Find out more and register for “Debt, Drunk and Disorderly…” on September 28.

After registering, you’ll get an email message with a link to join the webinar. This link will be unique to your registration. 

Watch our Calendar for information about events coming up in the fall.

Late summer lectures!

Registration is now open for a new value-packed series of Toronto Branch lectures on Ontario records and research! These lectures will take place on four evenings in August, all online.

Our Late Summer Lecture Series will kick off on Tuesday August 18 with Jane E. MacNamara speaking about Ontario Records on FamilySearch — how to search for records and digital images, and make the most of what you discover.

On Wednesday August 19, Janice Nickerson will present Upper Canada Sundries: An Under-used Genealogy Goldmine — a recently digitized treasure trove of genealogical and biographical information on early Ontarians.

The following week, on Tuesday August 25, Linda Corupe will introduce us to the records of The Heir & Devisee Commissions of Upper Canada — an invaluable resource for researching early settlers in the province.

And, last but not least, on Wednesday August 26, Ruth Burkholder will demonstrate ways of Enhancing your Research with Find a Grave — how to find and verify what others have contributed, and grow your family tree.

Each session in the series will begin at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) and include an hour-long presentation and an opportunity to ask questions, as well as speaker notes. Closed-captioned recordings will be available to registrants until September 15.

The first session is free to everyone. You can attend any subsequent session for just $10 (or $8 if you are a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society). Or take advantage of our Full Series package price and get full access to all four lectures for only $25 ($20 for OGS members).

For details and to register, visit our Late Summer Lecture Series page now.

Toronto Branch Meetings

Sep
28
Mon
7:30 pm Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontari...
Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontari...
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontario Jail Records @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
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[...]
Oct
26
Mon
7:30 pm Researching Imperial Soldiers
Researching Imperial Soldiers
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Researching Imperial Soldiers @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Researching Imperial Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the First World War When the First World War broke out in August 1914, Canada was immediately involved as a Dominion of the British Empire. Tracing the history[...]
Nov
23
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Great Moments in Genealogy @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
In keeping with tradition, a number Toronto Branch members will be sharing “great moments” in their family history research in a series of short presentations. This year because of the global pandemic we are reaching[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Oct
15
Thu
2:00 pm Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm
Understanding Ontario Land Registry Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Three-session online course: October 15, 22 and 29. $30 OGS members / $35 non-members Despite the impending closure of Land Registry Offices, Ontario land registry records are becoming more available than ever before—particularly for researchers[...]
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Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 500 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?