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January 2023 meeting

The first monthly Toronto Branch meeting of 2023 took place on Monday January 23.

Our main January speaker Rick Hill made a wonderfully fruitful discovery when building out his family tree. He came across a 3rd great-grandmother with not just one, but three grandparents who were United Empire Loyalists. What’s more, she had a Loyalist great-grandfather as well! Rick’s newfound UEL ancestors all fled Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War, and three of them ended up in York Township and the Town of York. Join us as Rick shares some of their stories in Living in Interesting Times: Two Loyalist Families in York Township, Upper Canada.

We began the evening with a short presentation by Carol Ufford on a remarkable thirty-year research adventure in her talk: From No Story to a Life Story—Breaking Down a Brick Wall.

The presentations were recorded and are now posted on our webinars page until late February. Click here to access them.

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

Watercolour (ca. 1913): H.M. Sloop of War ”Sir Isaac Brock”, on the Stocks at York (Toronto), April 1813. Public domain. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library.