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New year… new location!

Toronto Branch has a new place to call home! Effective immediately, Toronto Branch meetings will be held at Lansing United Church in North York.

Artist's rendering of Lansing United Church

Lansing United Church is located two blocks south-west of Sheppard and Yonge, at Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road, close to numerous food and shopping outlets. It’s a short walk from the Sheppard-Yonge subway station, which also links to frequent bus service. Parking on local streets is free after 6:00 p.m and there are pay parking options nearby. Please leave the few spaces in the church parking lot for members with accessibility needs. The church building is fully accessible, with bright, new and newly renovated facilities.

United Empire Loyalist Statue in Hamilton, OntarioOur first meeting of 2018 will be held at Lansing United Church on Monday, January 22 at 7:30, and we look forward to welcoming members and guests to our new space. Please use the Poyntz Avenue entrance.

Our main presentation at the January meeting will be on the Lives and Times of the United Empire Loyalists. Speaker Sandra McNamara UE will tell us about Loyalist experiences, traditions and contributions, and explain why Loyalists could be considered Canada’s first refugees.  And you won’t want to miss our mini-presentation from Janice Nickerson titled Great Grandma’s Social Media: 100-year-old Postcards. Refreshments will not be served during the break at this meeting but there are plenty of spots nearby to pick up a quick coffee, tea or snack.

As usual, if you’re looking for more time to mingle and chat about family history, please come early and join the Members Network, which will be gathering in advance of the main meeting from 6:15 p.m. on. All Branch members are invited to join in and share their ideas and questions in an informal supportive setting.

Toronto Branch meetings are free to attend and all are welcome. For details, visit our Meetings page.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

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[...]
7:30 pm We all have a story to tell!
We all have a story to tell!
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speakers: Marian Press, Sheelagh Hysenaj, Carol Nichols and Diana Varma We all have a story to tell! This meeting will give you insight on how best to tell yours. Our presentation will take on a[...]
7:30 pm York’s Underground Railroad
York’s Underground Railroad
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
YORK COUNTY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD  Speaker: Guylaine Petrin  In honour of Black History Month, Guylaine Petrin will give a special presentation on York County and the Underground Railroad.  During the last 30 years, York[...]

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?