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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

Sep
24
Mon
7:00 pm September Meeting
September Meeting
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm
September Meeting @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Note: We’re starting this information-packed meeting at 7:00 pm! 7:00 to 7:30 pm   SHOW & TELL. 7:30 to 8:40 pm   Chair’s remarks & keynote presentation. 8:40 to 9:30 pm   SHOW & TELL continued. SHOW &[...]
Oct
22
Mon
7:30 pm Welcoming Newcomers
Welcoming Newcomers
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
Welcoming Newcomers @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
WELCOMING NEWCOMERS: CANADA’S ETHNIC BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara Established in the 1830s and before, societies like St. Andrew’s, St. George’s, St. Patrick’s and many other ethnic-based benevolent organizations provided guidance, financial and social[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Oct
26
Fri
2:30 pm Advanced English Research
Advanced English Research
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Advanced English Research @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Need help finding your English ancestors before the civil records of the 19th Century?  International author and lecturer Paul Milner will lead a mini-workshop covering two important resources for the advanced English researcher. Navigating the[...]
Oct
27
Sat
8:30 am English Genealogy Before 1837
English Genealogy Before 1837
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
English Genealogy Before 1837 @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
ENGLISH GENEALOGY BEFORE 1837: RESEARCHING PRE-VICTORIAN RECORDS Join us for a full day with two outstanding experts in the field of English genealogy.  International lecturer and author Paul Milner and our own James F.S. Thomson[...]
Nov
7
Wed
2:00 pm Advanced Research Skills
Advanced Research Skills
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advanced Research Skills @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This course is now full.  To be put on the waiting list, email us at courses@torontofamilyhistory.org   Course runs on three Wednesday afternoons: November 7, 14 and 21 Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences[...]
6:15 pm Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Nov 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Course runs on three consecutive Wednesday evenings: November 7, 14 and 21. Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. This course is for genealogists with well-researched family trees that[...]
Nov
10
Sat
10:00 am TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TRL Genealogy Collection Tour @ Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
  TOUR OF THE GENEALOGY COLLECTION AT THE TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. Discover one of the largest genealogy collections in Canada. Explore the[...]

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?