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Researching German ancestors

Did you know that German speakers were among the first European settlers in Ontario?

Toronto Branch is presenting a new online lecture series in June 2022 on German migration to Ontario, the experience of German-speaking immigrants in the province and where to look for relevant records and information about them.

Join us on consecutive Thursday evenings for this two-part series, German Ancestors in Ontario, presented by author and historian Benjamin Bryce:

June 9: German Immigration to Ontario, 1790-1960

June 16: German Bilingual Schools in Ontario, 1880-1912

Members of the Ontario Genealogical Society enjoy a discount.

Find out more and register now for German Ancestors in Ontario.

Waterloo Region German families at a picnic in 1910. For more information about the photo, see: