Happy New Year! Our first Toronto Branch meeting of 2017 will take place on Monday 23 January starting at 7:30 pm at Eglinton St George’s United Church at 35 Lytton Blvd in North Toronto (in the Sanctuary), and will feature a presentation on The Ontario Historical County Maps Project.
Speakers Joan Winearls and Marcel Fortin will tell us about this major new project to index and display the names of landowners on Confederation-era county maps of the province. We’ll learn about the maps themselves, and their importance in understanding rural settlement in 19th-century Ontario, as well as the methods used in this project and potential future enhancements.
After our mid-meeting break, we’ll have an additional short presentation by Branch member Ann Rexe titled Bryanston (Ontario) Cheese Factory – Finding Records 1880-1900.
Please note that the Members Network will be gathering before the main meeting (beginning at 6:15) in the Eglinton Room. All Branch members are welcome to participate and share experiences with others pursuing their family history research! And be sure to drop by our information tables to find out about the winter semester of Branch courses, volunteer opportunities and other Branch news.
Eglinton St George’s is located a block west of Yonge Street between Eglinton and Lawrence Avenues—a short bus-ride or a reasonable walking distance from either the Eglinton or Lawrence subway station. If you’re driving, there is some local street parking and there are also three “Green P” parking lots close by.