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June 2019 meeting

Our last Toronto Branch meeting before the summer break will take place on Monday, June 24 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Lansing United Church in North York.

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Stephen Young has been an employee of FamilySearch for more than three decades. He also has a strong Ontario connection. His ancestors immigrated to the Toronto area from England in the 1830s and were early pioneers in Perth and Huron Counties. At our June meeting, Stephen will share insights from his long career in genealogy as well as his own family history research. Please join us for The Pros and Cons of Participating in a Global Family Tree. After our mid-meeting break, Michael Nettleton will close out the evening with a short presentation titled What I Learned By Following the Monk from Buffalo.

The Members Network will be gathering as usual in advance of the main meeting, beginning at 6:15 p.m.—all Branch members are welcome, regardless of level of knowledge or area of interest.

Lansing United Church is located two blocks south-west of Sheppard and Yonge, at Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road (enter from Poyntz). It’s a short walk from the Sheppard-Yonge subway station, which also links to frequent bus service. If you are driving, parking on local streets is free after 6:00 p.m., and there are pay parking lots close by. The few spaces in the church parking lot are reserved for members with accessibility needs.

Toronto Branch meetings are free to attend and open to all. Visit our Meetings page to find out more.

Remember… there are no Branch meetings in July and August… but they’ll resume in September with more great opportunities to learn and share!

May 2019 meeting and AGM

Our next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday 27 May starting at 7:30 pm at Lansing United Church at Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road in North York.

We’ll begin with our Annual General Meeting. Please join us as we take stock of Branch accomplishments and challenges over the past year, share plans and priorities for the year ahead and elect the Branch Executive Committee for 2019-2020.

Following the AGM, author Kristen den Hartog will share her experiences in partnering with her sister to trace their working-class family from the slums of Victorian London to Canada in the 1930s. Kristen will talk about the thrill of weaving intimate family stories together with broader historical events in writing The Cowkeeper’s Wish: A Genealogical Journey—part family memoir, part social history. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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

Lansing United Church is a short walk from the Sheppard-Yonge subway station (look for the exit to Poyntz Avenue). 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.

Toronto Branch meetings are free to attend and open to all. Visit our Meetings page to find out more.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Jun
22
Mon
7:30 pm More Thrilling Stories from New ...
More Thrilling Stories from New ...
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
More Thrilling Stories from New France @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Murder and Mayhem / Settlers and Sinners / Colonists and Criminals—More Thrilling Stories from New France Carol Ufford and Dawn Kelly return with more fascinating stories from New France—unusual deaths, illegitimate children, and of course[...]
Sep
28
Mon
7:30 pm Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontari...
Debt, Drunk & Disorderly: Ontari...
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Debt, Drunk & Disorderly, Vagrancy, Prostitution, Theft, Assault, Insanity: Are You Sure Your Ancestors Were Never in Jail? No one wants a criminal at the dinner table, but finding one in your family tree can[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Jun
16
Tue
7:30 pm Ontario Research Lecture Series:...
Ontario Research Lecture Series:...
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
Ontario Research Lecture Series: Online @ FOUR 1-HOUR WEBINARS | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Join us on four evenings in June from the comfort of your home for the online Ontario Research Lecture Series. Four expert researchers will guide you through specialized records or research processes. Attend all four[...]
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That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 600 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?