website security

March 2020 meeting – online!

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will be on Monday, March 23 starting at 7:30 pm, and, for the first time, it will take place entirely online.

In keeping with public health recommendations for social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will not be meeting in person. Instead, we’ll be meeting in a safe virtual environment via webinar.

Troop ship Crocodile

And our featured presentation will be, ironically, quite timely. As countries around the world are imposing restrictions on travel, we’ll be exploring the records of our travelling ancestors. Jane MacNamara will talk about the major groups of records surrounding immigration, naturalization, and settlement generated by the province of Ontario and earlier by Upper Canada and Canada West, as well as a selection of records at the county and municipal level. These are rich sources which may provide clues as to when, how and why our ancestors pulled up roots to move. We hope you will join us for Records of Migration and Settlement at the Archives of Ontario.

We’ll also enjoy a short presentation by Michael Nettleton, on a mysterious tombstone that turned up in an Orillia garden, and the lingering question: What Happened to Dorothy?

Everyone is welcome! Register in advance for the webinar at this link.

After registering, you’ll get an email message with a link to join the webinar on March 23. This link will be unique to your registration. Please sign into the webinar a little early to say hello!

Comments are closed.

Toronto Branch Meetings

Oct
26
Mon
7:30 pm Researching Imperial Soldiers
Researching Imperial Soldiers
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Researching Imperial Soldiers @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Researching Imperial Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the First World War When the First World War broke out in August 1914, Canada was immediately involved as a Dominion of the British Empire. Tracing the history[...]
Nov
23
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Great Moments in Genealogy @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
In keeping with tradition, a number Toronto Branch members will be sharing “great moments” in their family history research in a series of short presentations. This year because of the global pandemic we are reaching[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Oct
15
Thu
2:00 pm Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm
Understanding Ontario Land Registry Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Three-session online course: October 15, 22 and 29. $30 OGS members / $35 non-members Despite the impending closure of Land Registry Offices, Ontario land registry records are becoming more available than ever before—particularly for researchers[...]
Nov
18
Wed
7:30 pm Wars and Rebels: Lecture Series
Wars and Rebels: Lecture Series
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 26 @ 9:00 pm
Wars and Rebels: Lecture Series @ FOUR 1-HOUR ONLINE LECTURES | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
19th and 20th Century Ontarians were involved in many conflicts, both international and domestic. Learn the background to these conflicts, the personalities involved and the records that can help you trace your ancestors. Were they[...]
Join Our Email List

Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 500 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?