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February 2021 meeting – online

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday, February 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).  It will be entirely online and open to all—but you must register in advance.

This month, our featured speaker will talk about the dos and don’ts of filing, and demonstrate how the Evernote application can help bring order to your computer files and make it easier to keep track of the documents you come across in your family history research. Linda Yip is a writer, photographer, storyteller and professional genealogist. She is also a former executive legal assistant who’s seen and used many different filing methods over the years. In Using Evernote for Genealogy, Linda will tell us why she feels Evernote has made her a better genealogist

After Linda’s talk, we’ll enjoy a short presentation by Melanie Parker on Toronto and the T.O.N.I. Project—discover what this free Ontario name index is all about and how Toronto Branch is helping it grow.

Click here to find out more and register for “Using Evernote for Genealogy” on February 22.

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 coming events.

Watercolour painting of skaters at Toronto waterfront

“On Toronto Bay 1835”, Watercolour by R.J. Howard. Toronto Public Library, Baldwin Collection: JRR 828 Cab.

January 2021 meeting – online

Happy New Year! Our first Toronto Branch meeting of 2021 will take place on Monday, January 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).  It will be entirely online and open to all—but you must register in advance.

Whether you’re a new or seasoned family historian, you’ve no doubt had the frustrating experience of crashing up against a brick wall in your research. Our featured January speaker, Michigan-based Daniel Earl, will demonstrate an approach that will help you tackle, unpack and methodically resolve difficult genealogical problems. Join us to learn about Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A. and set your sights on research breakthroughs in 2021!

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After Daniel’s presentation, we’ll be moving into virtual “break-out rooms”. This will be an opportunity for you to connect and chat about family history with your fellow attendees in an informal small-group setting.

Find out more and register for Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A. on January 25.

Once you register, 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 months ahead.

Toronto Branch Meetings

Mar
22
Mon
7:30 pm HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery
HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
The presentation “HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery” will outline the true Canadian history story of the British gunboat, HMS Speedy, that disappeared in a storm near Presqu’ile Point in October 1804, with the loss of[...]
Apr
26
Mon
7:30 pm Stories of Plymouth Plantation
Stories of Plymouth Plantation
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stories of Plymouth Plantation @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
FAMILY LIFE IN THE ARCHIVES: THE STORIES OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION The surviving information about Plymouth Plantation was not produced to help us understand family life: those records (whether publications describing early Plymouth like Good Newes[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Mar
17
Wed
3:00 pm Understanding Ontario’s Crown La...
Understanding Ontario’s Crown La...
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm
Understanding Ontario's Crown Land Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This course is now full.  To be put on a waiting list for the next course, please email us at torontocourses@ogs.on.ca Three-session online course: 3:00 pm to about 4:30 pm March 17, 24 and 31,[...]
Apr
21
Wed
7:00 pm Many Stories of Toronto: Online
Many Stories of Toronto: Online
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm
Many Stories of Toronto: Online @ FOUR 1-HOUR WEBINARS | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THE MANY STORIES OF TORONTO: FREE ONLINE LECTURE SERIES The journeys, experiences and history of Torontonians and our Toronto ancestors are immensely varied. This April, we invite you to join us for a special four-part[...]
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That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 500 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?