An organization of family historians, some with Toronto roots, others who live in Toronto, we have ancestors around the world.

February 2023 meeting

Our February Toronto Branch meeting took place on Monday February 27. Because of stormy weather, it was virtual only.

We explored the resources available at one of Toronto’s key research institutions for genealogists—the City of Toronto Archives. Archives educator Jessica Algie demonstrated how to find your ancestors in municipal records, including maps, city directories, photos and local tax assessment rolls–and showed us just how much you can learn about your Toronto ancestors by researching where they lived! And archivist John Dirks introduced us to an exciting new collection at the Archives, the records of the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto

We began the evening with a short presentation by Gordon McBean titled Maybe She is not Mine! Righting a Wrong, on the search for truth and the challenge of re-writing a family narrative. 

The presentations were recorded and are available to watch until about March 28. Click here to access our Recordings page.

Watch our Calendar for information about events coming up in the months ahead.

Storage warehouse at City of Toronto Archives, showing hundreds of archival cardboard boxes stacked on metal shelving, with a mechanical lift in the foregound, used for retrieving boxes.