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How Uncovering my Grandmother’s Deepest Secret Revealed a Rich Jewish Ancestry

When:
June 23, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2014-06-23T19:30:00-04:00
2014-06-23T21:30:00-04:00
Where:
Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall
5120 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6L4
Canada
DNA
How Uncovering my Grandmother’s Deepest Secret Revealed a Rich Jewish Ancestry @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Speaker: Coral Grant

“Initially, all I had was a piece of paper with a few names and huge gaps in what was a pathetic looking family tree. My first step in filling in the blanks was to send off information requests, to many family members. When my Dad received his request, he was prompted to call me; with what he thought was a family “bombshell”. The man my Grandmother was married to – whom we called Grandpa Fred was not my biological grandfather! Then who was? Please join me on a journey that began in the garment district in Toronto in the early 1930s and ends in 19th century Eastern Europe. A secret my Grandmother thought she had forever concealed eventually unravelled but not without a major road block and several twists and turns. The magic of genetic DNA testing ultimately revealed the answer to my question and so much more. A genealogical adventure my Grandmother would never have imagined.”

Mini-presentation: Sherilyn Bell – Visualizing Genetic Genealogy Results – A 23andMe/Cytoscape Mashup

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50th Anniversary Reception

Toronto Branch Meetings

Sep
25
Mon
6:15 pm 50th Anniversary Reception
50th Anniversary Reception
Sep 25 @ 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
50th Anniversary Reception @ Osgoode Hall (Convocation Hall, 2nd floor) | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Celebrate Toronto Branch’s anniversary with an evening of fellowship with current and past members, at historic Osgoode Hall. Purchase your tickets before September 19. Please note that there will be no September meeting because of[...]
Oct
23
Mon
7:30 pm Toronto’s Massey Family
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Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Sep
30
Sat
10:00 am TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Oct
3
Tue
6:15 pm Basic Genealogy and Family History
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Oct 3 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
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This course is jointly sponsored by the Humanities and Social Science Department at the Toronto Reference Library and the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. This evening course is on 8 Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24,[...]
Oct
28
Sat
9:00 am Scottish Family History from the...
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Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Nov
10
Fri
6:15 pm Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Nov 10 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
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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? And that Toronto Branch belongs to the Federation of Genealogical Societies, which means our members can also subscribe to findmypast.com at special rates?