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Welcoming Newcomers

When:
October 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
2018-10-22T19:30:00-04:00
2018-10-22T19:45:00-04:00
Where:
Lansing United Church
Poyntz Ave & Beecroft Rd
Toronto, ON M2N 1K4
Canada
Cost:
Visitors welcome
Welcoming Newcomers @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

WELCOMING NEWCOMERS: CANADA’S ETHNIC BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES

Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara
Established in the 1830s and before, societies like St. Andrew’s, St. George’s, St. Patrick’s and many other ethnic-based benevolent organizations provided guidance, financial and social support for their countrymen and women arriving in Canada. This session will look at the activities and surviving records of these organizations, and how their presence may have influenced the way your ancestors settled into their new homes—yet stayed connected with the old.

Jane E. MacNamara, Toronto, is the author of Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and other Records for Family Historians (OGS/Dundurn) and writes about genealogy at wherethestorytakesme.ca. A long time member of OGS, Jane lectures about research methodology, Ontario, and English family history to genealogical and historical groups throughout southern Ontario. She teaches courses for Toronto Branch OGS, most notably hands-on courses about Ontario records. As a trained graphic designer, Jane creates WordPress-based websites and helps clients with book projects.

Mini-presentation: Sherilyn Bell: The UCSC Database—A Handy Reference Source for Genetic Genealogists

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