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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.

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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!

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Mon
7:30 pm Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontari...
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Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontario Jail Records @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
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26
Mon
7:30 pm Researching Imperial Soldiers
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Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Nov
23
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Tue
7:30 pm Late Summer Lecture Series: Online
Late Summer Lecture Series: Online
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16
Wed
7:30 pm Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Understanding Ontario Land Registry Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
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