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Fall 2017 courses and workshops

The next semester of Toronto Branch educational activities begins in September 2017 and we have a very busy fall lineup this year, with three courses, two library tours, and two full-day workshops.

On Thursday afternoons in September, join instructor Carol Nichols for Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition, a three-week course on using one of the largest databases of Canadian and international records. If you’re new to family history or looking to refresh your skills, consider our eight-week course on Tuesday evenings in October and November on Basic Genealogy and Family History, led by instructor Jane E. MacNamara. If you’ve had your DNA tested but aren’t sure what to do next, plan to attend our three-week Introduction to Genetic Genealogy course with instructor Linda Reid on Friday evenings in November. And don’t miss our two Saturday morning tours at the Toronto Reference Library — on 30 September, discover the Library’s extensive Genealogy Collection, and, on 9 December, visit the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana.

Eilean Donan CastleOur first fall 2017 workshop will take place on Saturday 28 October and is designed for family historians with Scottish ancestry and some familiarity with Scottish research. Instructor James F.S. Thomson will lead this one-day event on Researching Scottish Family History from the GTA: New Directions.

We’ll also be commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial with a special workshop on Saturday 18 November, featuring a wide variety of speakers, topics and perspectives. Join us for Kanata to Canada: A Journey Through Time as we spend a day exploring the records and stories that chronicle our nation’s history.

Registration is now open for all of the above courses, workshops and tours. Visit our Learn with Toronto Branch pages for full details and to sign up online. Autumn may seem a long way off, but we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. Space is limited in all of our educational events and they can fill up quickly.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Sep
23
Mon
7:30 pm The Spanish Flu
The Spanish Flu
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Spanish Flu @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THE SPANISH FLU, TORONTO’S – CANADA’S FORGOTTEN PANDEMIC Speaker: Mike Clare The story of the Spanish Flu epidemic in Canada and Toronto is a forgotten one. Why? It has been called the most documented epidemic[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Sep
24
Tue
6:30 pm Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Genealogy Resources in TPL's Catalogue @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
TUESDAY, September 24 Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library The Toronto Reference Library contains many excellent genealogy resources. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to use the Toronto[...]
Sep
26
Thu
4:00 pm Hands-On Criminal Justice Records
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records of 19th Century Ontario Family historians are always seeking records that will help us tell the story of our ancestors’ lives. We want more than just names, dates and places. But[...]
Oct
9
Wed
6:15 pm Library & Archives Canada: A Gol...
Library & Archives Canada: A Gol...
Oct 9 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Library & Archives Canada: A Goldmine @ Toronto Reference Library
A GOLDMINE for FAMILY RESEARCHERS: LIBRARY & ARCHIVES CANADA Wednesdays, October 9, 16 and 23 (3 week course) Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. Registration is required. Registration[...]
Oct
18
Fri
2:00 pm Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy
Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Intensive Hands-on Session:  Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy with Diahan Southard Working in pairs or small groups you will get a chance to take a DNA case step-by-step to learn how to explore your[...]
Oct
19
Sat
8:30 am Grow & Organize Your DNA Network
Grow & Organize Your DNA Network
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Grow & Organize Your DNA Network @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Workshop: Grow & Organize Your DNA Network with Diahan Southard – Your DNA Guide Join us for a full day with Diahan Southard “Your DNA Guide” the internationally known speaker who can help you organize[...]

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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?