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New directions for your Scottish research

Our first fall workshop of 2017 is just a few weeks away. On Saturday October 28, we’ll be spending a full day exploring fresh local and digital resources for Scottish genealogy. This is your chance to learn how to take your Scottish research to the next level!

Old blacksmith's buildings at Gretna GreenBranch expert James F.S. Thomson will lead this workshop, titled “Researching Scottish Family History from the GTA—New Directions“, supported by Irena Lewycka, local history and genealogy librarian at the Toronto Reference Library. The day will include five different plenary sessions, all in the Reference Library’s Beeton Hall, addressing a range of new and under-appreciated resources as well as new strategies for finding out about your Scottish ancestors and the lives they led.

We are still accepting registrations but spaces are filling up quickly. Please note that OGS members are entitled to a fee discount. Find out more about the day’s program and speakers, and register online now.

Registration is also open for our special Canada 150 workshop, “Kanata to Canada–A Journey through Time“, coming up on Saturday November 18. But the early bird registration deadline is fast approaching. You’ll save on the workshop fees if you sign up by October 21.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Mar
23
Mon
7:30 pm Records of Migration at the AO
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27
Mon
7:30 pm Closing the Loop
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Mar
25
Wed
6:30 pm Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
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Apr
23
Thu
10:00 am TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
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Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 600 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?