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Toronto Research Tip: Newspapers

Newspapers can be a goldmine for family history researchers. Nuggets of information can be gleaned from birth, marriage and death notices, from lists of ship arrivals, from reports on crime, accidents and court proceedings, and even from local ads.

1890s broadside, “The Toronto Mail, the newspaper of Canada”. Toronto Reference Library, Baldwin Collection VS.

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Toronto Research Tip: School Records

Family historians may want to look at school records for various reasons—to research an ancestor who was a teacher, to find out where an ancestor went to school and for how long, or to get a taste of what an ancestor was learning and what his or her school days were really like.

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