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September Meeting

When:
September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
2018-09-24T19:00:00-04:00
2018-09-24T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
Lansing United Church
Poyntz Ave & Beecroft Rd
Toronto, ON M2N 1K4
Canada
Cost:
Visitors welcome

Note: We’re starting this information-packed meeting at 7:00 pm!

7:00 to 7:30 pm   SHOW & TELL.
7:30 to 8:40 pm   Chair’s remarks & keynote presentation.
8:40 to 9:30 pm   SHOW & TELL continued.

SHOW & TELL EVENT
A number of members have volunteered to display and talk about the ways in which they have shared their family history—through books and other publications, scrapbooks, photobooks, posters, quilts, videos, blogs, memorabilia and much more!

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
PUSHING AUTOSOMAL DNA TO THE LIMITS: Back to 18th Century Scotland
Speaker: Linda Reid
This presentation shows that autosomal DNA tests can confirm ancestral lines back into the 18th century. It involves testing known cousins and then tracing forward on more distant collateral lines to identify and, if possible, test 2nd, 3rd and 4th cousins. With a pool of identified relatives to compare with, it is possible to make sense of other matches. We will look at data from different testing companies and see the importance of chromosome browsers that reveal matching segments. We will see how triangulation works. The examples are Scottish, but the techniques will apply anywhere.

Linda Reid has been researching her British roots for over 35 years and has been a keen genetic genealogist since 2011. In this presentation she puts her well-researched family tree to the DNA test. Linda has been active in Toronto Branch for many years and is presently the facilitator of the Advanced Genetic Genealogy SIG. She volunteered for over 20 years at the Toronto Family History Centre helping people with their genealogical research. She teaches courses for Toronto Branch and presents at conferences and workshops.

Sunflower at Don Valley Brickworks (photo by Jane E. MacNamara)

 

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Sep
24
Mon
7:00 pm September Meeting
September Meeting
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm
September Meeting @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Note: We’re starting this information-packed meeting at 7:00 pm! 7:00 to 7:30 pm   SHOW & TELL. 7:30 to 8:40 pm   Chair’s remarks & keynote presentation. 8:40 to 9:30 pm   SHOW & TELL continued. SHOW &[...]
Oct
22
Mon
7:30 pm Welcoming Newcomers
Welcoming Newcomers
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
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[...]

Other Events

Aug
8
Wed
7:30 pm The 2018 Toronto History Lecture
The 2018 Toronto History Lecture
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
The 2018 Toronto History Lecture @ City of Toronto Archives | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
BATTLE OF THE HUMBER: CANADIAN CYCLISTS AND BASIC TRAINING IN TORONTO, 1914–1916 Speaker Ted Glenn will draw on his forthcoming book on Canada’s Great War Cyclists when he presents the eighth annual Toronto History Lecture.[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Sep
20
Thu
2:00 pm Using Ancestry.ca Library Editio...
Using Ancestry.ca Library Editio...
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Using Ancestry.ca Library Edition & FamilySearch.org @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This 3 week course is on three Thursdays, September 20, 27 and October 4, 2018. Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. Uncovering your family history doesn’t have to[...]
Oct
2
Tue
6:15 pm Basic Genealogy and Family History
Basic Genealogy and Family History
Oct 2 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Basic Genealogy and Family History @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Course is on eight Tuesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & November 6, 13 & 20, from 6:15pm – 8:15pm. Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. The course is[...]
Oct
26
Fri
2:30 pm Advanced English Research
Advanced English Research
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Advanced English Research @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Need help finding your English ancestors before the civil records of the 19th Century?  International author and lecturer Paul Milner will lead a mini-workshop covering two important resources for the advanced English researcher. Navigating the[...]
Oct
27
Sat
8:30 am English Genealogy Before 1837
English Genealogy Before 1837
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
English Genealogy Before 1837 @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
ENGLISH GENEALOGY BEFORE 1837: RESEARCHING PRE-VICTORIAN RECORDS Join us for a full day with two outstanding experts in the field of English genealogy.  International lecturer and author Paul Milner and our own James F.S. Thomson[...]
Nov
7
Wed
2:00 pm Advanced Research Skills
Advanced Research Skills
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advanced Research Skills @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Course runs on three Wednesday afternoons: November 7, 14 and 21 Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. This course will teach you how to do online research like[...]

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?