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November 2021 meeting – online

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Toronto Branch—time for our annual celebration of Great Moments in Genealogy!

Silhouettes of people jumpingOn Monday November 22, ten Branch members entertained us with “great moments” in their family history research in a series of short presentations—once again this year, online, free and open to all to attend.

Here’s a quick list of this year’s speakers and presentation topics to whet your appetite:


Dawn Kelly: Edward Francis Kelly and the Champagne of Ginger Ales

Paul Jones: A Christmas Surprise

Melanie Parker: Thomas Urquhart, Former Mayor of Toronto

Debbie Hewitt: A Remarkable Story Connecting 5 Generations of my Maternal Line

Greg Marlatt: Four Sisters of Cork

Diana Thomson: Cooke Family Revelations

Janice Nickerson: The Most Respectable Ladies in this Land

Ann Brown: Francis Robert Aloysius Conway

Linda Reid: Proving and Disproving Family Stories

Beth Adams: A Colossal Collection of Coincidences

It was an evening of inspiring tales, surprise twists, and undoubtedly a few laughs along the way!

The presentations were recorded and are now available for a limited time on our Webinars page. Click here to access them.

It was our last monthly meeting of 2021, but there’s still a lot going on at Toronto Branch. Watch our Calendar for information about events coming up in the months ahead.