An organization of family historians, some with Toronto roots, others who live in Toronto, we have ancestors around the world.

Hands-On Library Edition Winter 2016

February 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1
789 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

This course is on Wednesdays, February 24, March 2, and March 9, 2016.  It is jointly sponsored by the Humanities and Social Science Department at the Toronto Reference Library and Toronto Branch Ontario Genealogical Society.

Registration is required. This course is now FULL.  Please contact to be added to the wait list.
There is no registration fee.

computer keyboardDescription: Uncovering your family history can sometimes be difficult. This three-session course is designed to show you how to use one of the largest databases of Canadian and International records. Discover how to search the complete collection or narrow your focus to just one census. You will learn how to evaluate your results, look for clues for further searches and build your family tree. (Please note that Library Edition is a limited edition and does not cover the complete international subscriber version.)

Course Leader: Carol Nichols
Carol Nichols worked for many years as a teacher in Scarborough and with the Toronto District School Board. There she developed an interest in using technology to help students learn effectively. As a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, she has presented courses and made presentations on the use of technology in family history.

The Toronto Reference Library is on Yonge Street one block north of Bloor Street. The best transportation method is by subway to the Bloor/Yonge subway station. Parking in the area is extremely limited.

The Toronto Reference Library is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, visit our policies page.

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