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October 2017 meeting

Our regular Toronto Branch meetings start up again this month. We hope you will join us on Monday 23 October for our first fall 2017 meeting, starting at 7:30 pm at Eglinton St George’s United Church at 35 Lytton Blvd in North Toronto (in the Sanctuary).

Reference librarian Kathy Hartley will be our featured speaker at the October meeting. In Toronto’s Massey Family: A Story Told Through Postal History, Kathy will share how she was able to uncover the story of three generations of a famous Canadian philanthropic family by using old envelopes, post cards and other postal materials. Join us to find out how to draw on postal history in your own genealogy research!

Image of stamped envelope marked with Massey Manufacturing Co logo

Envelope from Massey Manufacturing Co postmarked September 1883. Image courtesy of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation.

After our mid-meeting break, take part in a question and answer session with Branch member Elizabeth Kaegi and special guest Malcolm C. Kronby, J.D., Q.C. on Estate Planning for the Genealogist with a Focus on Digital Assets.

As usual, the Members Network will be gathering in advance of the main meeting from 6:15 on in the Eglinton Room. All Branch members are welcome to join in and share their family history experiences and questions in an informal setting.

Eglinton St George’s is located a block west of Yonge Street between Eglinton and Lawrence Avenues—a short bus-ride or a reasonable walking distance from either the Eglinton or Lawrence subway station. If you’re driving, there is some local street parking and there are also three “Green P” parking lots close by.

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

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