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February 2018 meeting

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday, February 26 starting at 7:30 pm at Lansing United Church at Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road in North York.

Increasingly, academic institutions are undertaking research that involves digitizing materials and compiling historical databases for computer analysis and interpretation. These “digital humanities” projects, which combine history and social sciences with computing, can often be valuable resources for genealogy as well. Speaker Marian Press will bring us up to speed on both new and established projects in our main presentation at the February meeting, Digital Humanities for Family Historians — An Update for 2018.

Exterior view of Queen's College, Cambridge

Queen’s College, Cambridge (image courtesy of Diana Thomson)

Refreshments will not be served at this meeting but there are plenty of spots nearby to pick up a quick coffee, tea or snack. After the break, we’ll close out the meeting with a mini-presentation from Beth-Lynn Adams titled Chasing Betts Houses.

As usual, the Members Network will be gathering in advance of the main meeting, beginning at 6:15 p.m. — this is an opportunity to share your family history experiences and questions in an informal setting. All Branch members are welcome to join in.

Lansing United Church is a short walk from the Sheppard-Yonge subway station. Parking on local streets is free after 6:00 p.m and there are pay parking options nearby. Please leave the few spaces in the church parking lot for members with accessibility needs.

Toronto Branch meetings are free to attend and all are welcome. To find out what’s in store over the next few months, visit our Meetings page.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Jan
28
Mon
7:30 pm The Spanish Flu
The Spanish Flu
Jan 28 @ 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[...]
Feb
25
Mon
7:30 pm Toronto’s Early Police Detectives
Toronto’s Early Police Detectives
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Ellen Maki Visiting the haunts of felons and searching pawn shops for stolen goods were some of the duties of Toronto’s Victorian police detectives. Who were the policemen who became detectives, and was their[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Feb
5
Tue
5:00 pm Hands-on Records of Inheritance
Hands-on Records of Inheritance
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hands-on Records of Inheritance @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This course is jointly sponsored by the Archives of Ontario and Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. The course will be on three Tuesdays: February 5, 12, & 19, 2019 Registration is required. Finding your Ontario[...]
Mar
7
Thu
4:00 pm Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records
Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Course runs on three Thursdays: March 7, 14 and 21, 2019. Registration is required. Land records are a rich source of information about settlers in Ontario. This course deals with the earliest period, when land[...]

Other Events

Jun
21
Fri
all-day OGS Conference 2019
OGS Conference 2019
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
OGS Conference 2019 @ London Convention Centre
The 2019 OGS Conference provides a great opportunity for family historians to attend stimulating workshops and lectures from engaging speakers from Canada and around the world, see what’s available in the genealogy Marketplace, catch up[...]

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?