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Using Ancestry.ca Library Edition & FamilySearch.org

When:
September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-09-20T14:00:00-04:00
2018-09-20T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1
789 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Canada
Cost:
$65 ($55 for OGS Members)
Contact:
Toronto Branch OGS

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.

Toronto_reference_library_2nd_floor_viewUncovering your family history doesn’t have to be expensive. This hands-on three-week course teaches you how to get started with two of the largest free databases of Canadian and international records. Ancestry.ca Library Edition is available at any Toronto Public Library branch. FamilySearch.org can be accessed from your home computer but from the library you can view additional restricted records. Discover how to search the complete collections or narrow your focus to a specific record. Learn how to evaluate your results, look for clues for further searches and build your family tree.

Level:  Beginner

 Registration is required.  Register now.

Course Leader: Carol Nichols

Carol Nichols was born in Toronto and raised her three children here. She worked as a teacher in Scarborough and with the Toronto District School Board where she developed an interest in working with children with special needs and especially in adapting curriculum and technology to help students learn.

She has explored her family history in Canada and visited England, Ireland and Scotland, meeting family and learning about their history. She has enjoyed photography as a way to learn about and share that history and written about the family story for her wider family. As a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Branch she has made many presentations and given many courses. She has also presented for the Toronto Public Library. She enjoys helping others become enthusiastic and knowledgeable about how to search effectively for their family history.

HOW TO GET TO THE COURSE LOCATION
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.

For assistance with a specific accommodation request, please send an email message to courses@torontofamilyhistory.org.

For our policies regarding registration and refunds, please see our policies page.

 

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