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Ontario’s Municipal Records

October 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Attend in person or register for online webinar.
Lansing United Church Beecroft Rd & Poyntz Ave Toronto ON M2N 1K4
Free. Visitors welcome.
Ontario’s Municipal Records @ Attend in person or register for online webinar. | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

7:00 pm Genealogy Swap and Socialize
Do you have genealogy or local history books that need a new home? Share them at our October “Swap Table”. Bring a beverage (non alcoholic) and we’ll provide treats to enjoy while chatting and perusing what “swap” items might be helpful in your research. (Please be prepared to take home any of your items that don’t catch someone’s eye.)

7:30 pm Presentation
Ontario’s municipal history is complex. Finding municipal records is even more complex, yet they contain significant genealogical and historical information. This talk, by Dr Fraser Dunford, author of Municipal Records in Ontario, covers the history and growth of Ontario municipalities, the sorts of records municipalities kept, and where you may find these records.

Dr Fraser Dunford is a professional engineer and was formally an academic and university administrator. He has been involved in genealogy for about 40 years, has written six books and many articles, has often been on radio, has chaired genealogical conferences, and has spoken to many genealogical meetings in Canada. He is the webmaster for the site FindingPhotographers, coordinates the Dunford mailing list, manages the Dunford/Danford/Durnford website at the Guild of One Name Studies, and is settler sheet co-ordinator and TONI co-ordinator for Kawartha Branch of the OGS. He has the Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (Canadian and English specialties) from the International Institute of Genealogical Studies.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Please join us in person at Lansing United Church. Or watch the presentation live online. Click here to register for the webinar and get your unique Zoom link.