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

October 2023 meeting

The next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday, October 23 at Lansing United Church at 49 Bogert Ave. in north Toronto, near the Sheppard subway station.

If you’re joining us in person, please plan to come at 7:00 p.m. for a chance to “swap and socialize” before the meeting formally begins. Bring your own (non-alcoholic) beverage and any genealogy or local history books that you’d like to re-home, and we’ll provide the treats! 

Our main presentation will get underway at 7:30 p.m. live on site.

Professional engineer, author, webmaster, and longtime genealogist Dr. Fraser Dunford will be speaking to us about Ontario’s complex municipal history, the kinds of records kept by municipalities, where to find them, and how they might be able to help you in your family history research.

For those unable to attend in person, we will also be live-streaming Dr. Dunford’s talk via Zoom.

Click here for details and to register to watch Ontario’s Municipal Records online on October 23.

And watch our Calendar for information about Branch events coming up in the months ahead. 

Group of about 21 men, council members and workers, standing on bridge.
At the opening of the Pottery Road Bridge. Reeve R. M. Leslie and members of the council of East York officiated at the formal opening of the $10,000 cement bridge at Pottery Rd., over the Don river. (Toronto Star photo, 10 Sept 1928,, image 230399)