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Pack Your Bags… for Camp!

Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to start planning for summer! And what better way to spend some of those lazy hazy days than at Genealogy Summer Camp

Genealogy Summer Camp buttonToronto Branch has been running this innovative program for almost two decades now and, over the years, we’ve welcomed more than 140 adult “campers” from England, right across Canada and many US states. We invite out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a full week of concentrated family history research under the guidance of local experts. Local residents are welcome too, and may choose to stay with the group or attend as “day-campers”.

This is an intensive week – the group is on the move every day, travelling to different libraries and archives – but we build in plenty of time for campers to do their own research. While the Summer Camp curriculum emphasizes sources for genealogists researching families who lived in what is now Toronto, anyone with ancestors anywhere in Ontario will find a wealth of material to explore in the city’s wonderful repositories.

This year’s Genealogy Summer Camp will run from Sunday 7 June to Friday 12 June 2015. Enrolment will be limited to allow for individual guidance and to accommodate the venues we will be visiting. The fee for the 2015 Summer Camp is $260, which includes about 7 hours of lectures and tutorials, about 25 hours of hands-on instruction, and all worksheets and handouts.

For full details of the program and how to register, visit our Genealogy Summer Camp webpages.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Nov
25
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm
Great Moments in Genealogy @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
In keeping with our very popular annual tradition, ten Toronto Branch members will be sharing “great moments” in their family history research in a series of short presentations as follows:   Paul Jones: Please pass[...]
Jan
27
Mon
7:30 pm We all have a story to tell!
We all have a story to tell!
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speakers: Marian Press, Sheelagh Hysenaj, Carol Nichols and Diana Varma We all have a story to tell! This meeting will give you insight on how best to tell yours. Our presentation will take on a[...]
Feb
24
Mon
7:30 pm York’s Underground Railroad
York’s Underground Railroad
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
York's Underground Railroad @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
YORK COUNTY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD  Speaker: Guylaine Petrin  In honour of Black History Month, Guylaine Petrin will give a special presentation on York County and the Underground Railroad.  During the last 30 years, York[...]
Mar
23
Mon
7:30 pm Records of Migration at the AO
Records of Migration at the AO
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Records of Migration at the AO @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
RECORDS OF MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT AT THE ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO: Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara Since its founding, Ontario has been involved in supporting and promoting settlement. This lecture will look at the major groups of[...]

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?