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2015 Courses Now Open

From all of us at Toronto Branch to all of you… happy new year!

2015 is shaping up to be another busy year for Toronto Branch – in just a few weeks, our educational programs will start up again.

On Saturday 21 February, we have two different events planned. Sign up for a half-day course called Publish Before You Perish – instructor Nancy Conn will walk you through the steps to getting your family history published as a printed book. Or join in an interactive forum called Welcome to Our World: A Day with Top Toronto Genealogists and Family Historians – a chance to get the inside scoop from some of our own Toronto experts on what being a genealogist is all about.

In March, we’re running a three-session course on Using Digital Newspapers for Genealogy Research – find out from Marian Press where to locate historical newspapers online and how they can help with your family history. And, on the last Saturday of the month, we’re offering a fast-paced Introduction to Genealogy and Family History with instructor Linda Reid – learn about key record types and the techniques that will help keep your research on a solid footing.

Looking ahead, we’ll be starting off our spring lineup with a three-session course in late March and early April at the Archives of Ontario called Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records, led by Jane MacNamara. Put your learning into practice by following actual case histories through the records.

Registration for all of the above courses is now open. Click on the title of any course to find out more and to sign up online. Discounts are available for OGS members.

And a special bonus for newbies and veterans alike… the Toronto Branch New Members Special Interest Group has teamed up with the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library to present two free courses in February on the use of Photoshop. Visit our Courses page for further details.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

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[...]
7:30 pm Hiding Out in the Open
Hiding Out in the Open
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hiding Out in the Open @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
HIDING OUT IN THE OPEN: DISCOVERING LGBT FAMILY HISTORY You may have heard family stories about an relative who was “different” or perhaps you’ve discovered someone who simply “disappeared.” Have you considered the possibility that[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

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[...]
2:00 pm Legacy Family Tree Software
Legacy Family Tree Software
May 13 @ 2:00 pm
Legacy Family Tree is a full featured genealogy software program. Geoff Rasmussen will present an overview of the software, highlighting the many rich features it offers, including charts and reports. Speaker: Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is[...]
7:00 pm Uncovering Unusual Lives
Uncovering Unusual Lives
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 3:30 pm
UNCOVERING UNUSUAL LIVES: FOUR CASE HISTORIES This June, we invite you to join us for a special four-session lecture series. In Uncovering Unusual Lives, four seasoned researchers explore the stories of intriguing and uncooperative subjects.[...]
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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?