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Important news from Toronto Public Library

We’re pleased to share some very welcome news for genealogy researchers in Toronto, thanks to an agreement between the non-profit family history organization FamilySearch and the Toronto Public Library.

FamilySearch, which has a vast collection of billions of genealogical records, is in the process of digitizing all of its microfilms and publishing the digital versions online. About 1.5 billion images have been digitized to date, and many of those are now freely available on the FamilySearch website. Some of those images, however, are classified as “restricted access” for various reasons, and are visible only on computers in Family History Centres and specified affiliate libraries.

The good news is that the TPL has been designated as a FamilySearch affiliate library. This means that Toronto researchers can now view these “restricted access” images through computer workstations at any TPL branch.

Read the full announcement on the TPL’s Local History & Genealogy blog. And happy searching!

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Jun
25
Mon
7:30 pm Yes, There Was An Argument!
Yes, There Was An Argument!
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Yes, There Was An Argument! @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
YES, THERE WAS AN ARGUMENT! Speaker: Bonnie Bell Godfrey Addison Argument, known as Ed, was born in Toronto, August 28, 1921, and died in Belgium on September 17th, 1944 at the age of 23 after[...]

Other Events

Aug
8
Wed
7:30 pm The 2018 Toronto History Lecture
The 2018 Toronto History Lecture
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm
The 2018 Toronto History Lecture @ City of Toronto Archives | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
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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?