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

September 2021 meeting – online

The first Toronto Branch meeting since our summer break will take place on Monday, September 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).  It will be entirely online via Zoom and open to all. 

Our featured speaker Patricia Blackstock has a keen interest in the 1837 Rebellion—sparked by her discovery that one of her direct ancestors was arrested as a rebel while five other family members served in the militia as loyalists. She has now amassed an extensive database of the 1837 rebels and will be sharing some of their fascinating stories. Who were the rebels? What led them to take part in the Rebellion? How did their involvement in the Rebellion change their lives? Join us for 1837 Rebellion: Rebels With a Cause and find out!

Drawing of armed gathering at Montgomery's Tavern
“Shooting of Col. Robert Moodie in front of John Montgomery’s tavern, Yonge Street, west side, near Montgomery Avenue”, drawing by Charles William Jefferys (1869-1952). Public domain. Toronto Public Library: PICTURES-R-2345.

And that’s not all… We’ll also be treated to a short presentation by Michael Nettleton titled For the Bible tells me so. Family Bibles can be very special treasures for genealogists, but are they always gospel? Michael will tell us how he unravelled an unexpected biblical dilemma. 

The September presentations were recorded and are available to view until about October 26. Click here to go to our Webinars page.

Check our Calendar for information about other events coming up in the fall. And, while you’re at it, take a few moments to explore our newly spruced-up website! We hope you enjoy the fresh streamlined look and the changes we’ve made to help you find what you need.