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Aug
3
Tue
Toronto History Lecture
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
Toronto History Lecture @ ONLINE LECTURE

THE 2021 TORONTO HISTORY LECTURE
Join us for the 10th Toronto History Lecture. This year’s lecture will be: Toronto Arts and Crafts Architect Eden Smith (1858–1949) and his influence upon Canada’s early architectural profession and domestic revival.

Speaker: Adrian Gamble, PhD

The lecture is free, but registration is required. Click here for more information and to reserve your space online.

Sep
15
Wed
Researching New York State Ancestors
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm

Antique map of NY state showing proximity to Ontario

RESOURCES FOR RESEARCHING YOUR NEW YORK STATE ANCESTORS
This September, we invite you to attend a special two-part series highlighting untapped resources in the Colonial and Loyalist Records at the New York State Archives. Unique resources and collections from various research repositories for Western New York will be explored.

The two sessions will begin at 7:30 pm EDT. Each session will consist of an hour-long presentation and an opportunity to ask questions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


Note: All lectures will be recorded, so that registrants who can’t attend all the live presentations may watch at a more convenient time.


Sept. 15, 7:30 pm: Part 1

The New York State Archives holds records of the colonial governments of New York. Tapping into the underutilized resources of the colonial Dutch and British governmental records, as well as Loyalist records, can jumpstart your New York research for these periods.


Sept. 22, 7:30 pm: Part 2

Explore unique resources and collections held by public libraries, county archives, town historians, historical and genealogical societies, universities, ethnic societies, museums, and online holdings for Western New York research.  Among those featured are the Genesee County History Department; the Western New York Genealogical Society and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library; the University of Rochester; the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Cattaraugus County; the Erie Canal Museum in Onondaga County; State University of New York at Fredonia; and the online New York Historical Documents Inventory. Apply what you learn to any repository in New York or elsewhere.


Speaker: Jane E. Wilcox serves on the NY State Archives Advisory Committee and the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society’s NY Family History Advisory Committee. She is writing a book on the collections of the NY State Archives, published by the NYG&B. A former NYG&B Record editorial board member, Jane speaks at genealogy conferences and institutes. With her company, Forget-Me-Not Ancestry, in Albany, NY, Jane specializes in pre-Civil War NY research. She hosted The Forget-Me-Not Hour podcast, with archives at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox. She has a master’s degree in journalism, a bachelor’s degree in history and English literature, as well as elementary school teacher’s certification.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Sep
26
Sun
Tips for a Terrific Presentation
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tips for a Terrific Presentation @ WEBINAR

Thinking about making a genealogy presentation for the first time, but the idea makes you stressed? We can help! Learn how to set up a simple PowerPoint presentation, and some tricks to make it pop. Get expert speaking tips to keep your audience spellbound.

Speakers: 

Dawn Kelly has been a radio newscaster for 36 years. For the past 23 she has worked as a national newscaster at The Canadian Press, winning national and international awards. Dawn embarked on a search for her Irish ancestors many years ago, only to discover she has deep French-Canadian and Acadian roots. She started spending her vacations visiting archives to find out more about her pioneer ancestors who settled in Nova Scotia and Quebec. Dawn is a direct descendant of 32 Filles à Marier and 50 Filles du Roi at last count and is fascinated by their stories.

Shari Read left behind a career in marketing and communications to spend more time tracking down her elusive ancestors.  She has made more PowerPoint presentions than she can count, on topics ranging from the Vikings to Viagra.  She has been a Toronto Branch member for several years and has served on the Education Committee for the last five.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Free for Toronto Branch members. Use promo code from the July/August Update (Toronto Twig) email.