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Be a Conference early bird!

The largest family history gathering in Canada is taking place in Toronto from June 3 to 5… and Toronto Branch is hosting it! The early-bird deadline to register for the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Conference 2016, Genealogy on the Cutting Edge, is March 15. And that’s just around the corner! If you haven’t yet registered, or if you have registered but are considering adding to your selections, now is the time to do it.

You’ll benefit from significant savings if you register by March 15… $10 on each Friday workshop and $20 on the full weekend package, with extra discounts for OGS members. Registering now is also a must if you are interested in the special pre-Conference activities. The total number of registrants is rising daily, and the limited-enrolment workshops, field trips and research excursions are proving popular.

Exterior of Spadina Museum

A day at “Toronto’s Downtown Abbey”, the Spadina Museum – one of the cutting-edge options at OGS Conference 2016.

Whether you’re a cutting-edge family historian yourself or just cutting your genealogy teeth, you’ll find plenty to choose from at Conference 2016. The program has just been expanded to include late-breaking sessions on British research and technology, as well as a brand-new stream of lectures on Jewish genealogy, presented in partnership with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto.

You can check out the full program and register online through the Conference website at www.ogs.on.ca/conference. And if you’re interested in volunteering your time to help make this event a success, please e-mail the Conference team at conference2016@ogs.on.ca.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Jan
27
Mon
7:30 pm We all have a story to tell!
We all have a story to tell!
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speakers: Marian Press, Sheelagh Hysenaj, Carol Nichols and Diana Varma We all have a story to tell! This meeting will give you insight on how best to tell yours. Our presentation will take on a[...]
Feb
24
Mon
7:30 pm York’s Underground Railroad
York’s Underground Railroad
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
York's Underground Railroad @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
YORK COUNTY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD  Speaker: Guylaine Petrin  In honour of Black History Month, Guylaine Petrin will give a special presentation on York County and the Underground Railroad.  During the last 30 years, York[...]
Mar
23
Mon
7:30 pm Records of Migration at the AO
Records of Migration at the AO
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Records of Migration at the AO @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
RECORDS OF MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT AT THE ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO: Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara Since its founding, Ontario has been involved in supporting and promoting settlement. This lecture will look at the major groups of[...]
Apr
27
Mon
7:30 pm Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CLOSING THE LOOP: THE LONG JOURNEY TO RECONNECT WITH A UKRAINIAN FAMILY Speaker: Terry Maurice Researching Eastern European genealogy presents many daunting challenges to the family historian. Unfamiliarity with the languages, history and geography of[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Jan
23
Thu
4:00 pm Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records
Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Course runs on three Thursdays: January 23, 30 and February 6, 2020. Registration is now open. Land records are a rich source of information about settlers in Ontario. This course deals with the earliest period,[...]
Feb
13
Thu
4:00 pm Hands-On Land Registry Records
Hands-On Land Registry Records
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hands-On Land Registry Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Course runs on two Thursdays: February 13 and 20, 2020. Registration is now open. Once land was granted by the Crown and a patent issued, an owner could register land transfers and other transactions like[...]
Mar
25
Wed
6:30 pm Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Genealogy Resources in TPL's Catalogue @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 Co-sponsored by Toronto Public Library. The Toronto Reference Library contains many excellent genealogy resources. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to use the Toronto Public Library’s online catalog to find items[...]

Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 600 members? That members get a discount on publications, and course and workshop registration fees?