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March Meeting

Our March Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday 28 March starting at 7:30 pm at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street in Toronto (convenient access from the North York subway station).

Join us as award-winning historian and General Editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, David A. Wilson, brings to life the St Patrick’s Day Riots of 1858. Ethno-religious street fighting, a corrupt police force, rabble-rousing Councilmen, class conflict within both the Protestant and Catholic Irish communities, and a murder mystery—we’ll learn about a significant chapter in Canada’s history that has largely been forgotten by the present-day inhabitants of Toronto.

During our mid-meeting break, you’ll have an opportunity to mingle with other members and guests, and drop by our information tables to find out about upcoming workshops, volunteer openings and other Branch activities and announcements. We’ll close out the evening with a short presentation by Branch member Sheelagh Hysenaj titled It All Started with My Great Uncle’s WWI Helmet.

We will be live-streaming this meeting for those who are unable to attend in person. For instructions on how to connect to our live feed, visit our Live Meeting Stream page. We hope you’ll be able to join us–either in person or on-line.

To find out  what’s in store for future Branch meetings, please visit our Meetings page or browse through our Calendar.

Please note that this will be our last monthly Branch meeting at the Burgundy Room. As of April, we will be meeting in our new location at Eglinton St. George’s United Church at 35 Lytton Blvd. west of Yonge between Eglinton and Lawrence.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Oct
28
Mon
7:30 pm Searching for Benedict Arnold
Searching for Benedict Arnold
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Searching for Benedict Arnold @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
SEARCHING FOR BENEDICT ARNOLD AND FINDING A DIFFERENT LOYALIST ARNOLD SPY Speaker: Beth Adams Wouldn’t it be great to prove Grover Cleveland was related to Benedict Arnold?  Sadly, Beth has yet to make that magical[...]
Nov
25
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm
Great Moments in Genealogy @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
In keeping with our very popular annual tradition, ten Toronto Branch members will be sharing “great moments” in their family history research in a series of short presentations as follows:   Paul Jones: Please pass[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Oct
23
Wed
6:30 pm Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Genealogy Resources in TPL's Catalogue @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Due to high demand a new date has been added! Co-sponsored by Toronto Public Library. The Toronto Reference Library contains many excellent genealogy resources. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to use[...]
Oct
30
Wed
6:30 pm TRL Map Collections Tour
TRL Map Collections Tour
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TRL Map Collections Tour @ Toronto Reference Library, 2nd floor | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY MAP COLLECTIONS TOUR This tour is co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. The tour will highlight the various types of maps available for research: from[...]
Nov
6
Wed
6:15 pm Advanced Research Skills
Advanced Research Skills
Nov 6 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Advanced Research Skills @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
COURSE RUNS ON THREE WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, NOVEMBER 6, 13 AND 20 Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. This course will teach you how to do online research like[...]

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?