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November 2020 meeting – online

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday November 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).  It will be entirely online and open to all—but you must register in advance. 

The November meeting is always a favourite. It’s the time when we share and savour our Great Moments in Genealogy.

Silhouettes of people jumpingJoin us as nine Branch members tell us about their research breakthroughs, serendipitous connections and scandalous discoveries. We’re looking forward to a blockbuster of an evening!

Register now for “Great Moments in Genealogy” on November 23.

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

This will be our last monthly meeting of 2020, but there is still plenty happening at Toronto Branch before the end of the year. If you haven’t yet signed up for our Wars and Rebels Lecture Series on military records and history, now’s the time. Our first lecture in the series, on records at Library and Archives Canada, will take place the evening of November 18, and is free to attend

Visit our Wars and Rebels page now to find out more and register.

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

Wars and Rebels

Registration is now open for our third series of online lectures—this one with a military theme!

19th and 20th century Ontarians were involved in many conflicts, both international and domestic. Chances are that you have ancestors who were connected to the military, whether in the regular army, or militia, or perhaps as war brides. 

Join us for Wars and Rebels: Lecture Series to learn about the background to these conflicts, the personalities involved, and the records that can help you trace your ancestors. Over the course of four evenings, beginning November 18, our expert speakers will teach you about specialized records and Canadian military history, from the 1837 Rebellion to the Second World War:

November 18: Exploring Military Records at Library and Archives Canada—Sophie Tellier, Jeannie Buchanan-Breit 
November 19: Researching Military Service in Canada, 1840-1902—Glenn Wright
November 25: 1837 Rebellion and Our Difficult Path to Democracy—Bruce Beaton
November 26: Second World War Research: Are You Ready?—James F.S. Thomson

Handouts will be provided, and closed captioned recordings will be available to all registrants until December 31.

The first lecture is free to everyone. All subsequent lectures are $10 each ($8 for OGS members). Choose the ones you’d like to attend. Or, for the best value, sign up for the full series for a package rate of just $25 ($20 for OGS members).

Find out more about the Wars and Rebels topics and speakers and register now.

Toronto Branch Meetings

7:30 pm Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A.
Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A.
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A. @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
All genealogists have hit a brick wall at one point or another. For the new researcher this can be a painful and frustrating experience. Using sound genealogical research methodology is the first step in overcoming[...]
7:30 pm Using Evernote for Genealogy
Using Evernote for Genealogy
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Are you afraid to close your browser for fear of losing something important? Ever filed something away carefully on your computer in a folder never to see it again? Is your desktop a mass of[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

7:30 pm Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 9:00 pm
Understanding Ontario Land Registry Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Back by popular demand! Three-session online course: January 14, 21 and 28, 2021 $30 OGS members / $35 non-members Despite the recent closure of Land Registry Offices, Ontario land registry records are becoming more available[...]
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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?