An organization of family historians, some with Toronto roots, others who live in Toronto, we have ancestors around the world.

October 2021 meeting – UPDATE!

Change of plans! Our next Toronto Branch meeting will still take place on Monday, October 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).  It will be entirely online via Zoom and open to all. 

However, due to unforeseen circumstances, our originally scheduled speaker is no longer able to attend. We look forward to hearing Pat Barnett’s presentation on civil rights activist Stanley Grizzle at a future date.

We’re delighted that Jane MacNamara has agreed to step in instead! Jane will be talking about a key figure in Upper Canada around the turn of the 19th century—someone whose name you may well come across in your research if your ancestor tried to acquire land during that period. As Deputy Surveyor General and then Surveyor General for Upper Canada, David William Smith collected a great deal of paperwork, much of which he took with him back to England in 1802. Those documents, which contain valuable genealogical information, have since been brought back and are currently held by the Toronto Public Library. Don’t miss I’m not related to D. W. Smith—Why should I look at his records?

We’ll also enjoy a short presentation by Margaret Kipp, titled Crossing the Atlantic: Linking my Scottish Scoundrel to his Jacobite family in Atlantic Canada.

The October presentations were recorded and are available to view until about November 22. Click here to go to our Webinars page.

Watch our Calendar for information about events coming up in the months ahead.

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