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Spring 2017 Courses

We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for the spring 2017 semester of Toronto Branch educational activities.

I-PadsAre you an iPad or iPhone user, but not sure how to take full advantage of them in your family history research? Consider joining in our three-week course on Thursday afternoons in April and May on Using the iPad and iPhone for Genealogy with instructor Carol Nichols. You’ll find out about applications for finding and capturing data, pictures, records and audio on your mobile devices, organizing and enhancing your research findings and sharing them with others.

We’ll also be offering two hands-on workshop series on Tuesday evenings in May and June exploring new, engaging and low-cost ways to display your research findings and tell your family stories. Ellen Maki will lead two sessions on Designing Genealogy Posters. Learn how to use basic software to show off your photos, maps, family trees and more in eye-catching style! And Jaclyn Gunton will lead two sessions on Using Adobe Spark to Create Genealogy Videos. Learn how to produce your own video from your family history materials using a free graphic design program.

We’ve also lined up two more guided tours of key Toronto research repositories. Join us at the Toronto Reference Library on Saturday April 1 to discover its extensive Genealogy Collection on the second floor, and on Saturday April 29 to visit the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre, including the Baldwin Collection of Canadiana. These tours are free, but space is limited, so you will need to register in advance.

Last but not least, there are still a few spaces left in our final winter 2017 course, Introduction to Genealogy and Family History, on Saturday March 25 with instructor Linda Reid.  Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to refresh your skills, this fast-paced course on the essentials is certain to get your research on the right track.

Visit our Learn with Toronto Branch pages for details of all of the above courses, workshops and tours, and to sign up online.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Jun
24
Mon
7:30 pm FamilySearch Family Tree
FamilySearch Family Tree
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
FamilySearch Family Tree @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THE PROS AND CONS OF PARTICIPATING IN A GLOBAL FAMILY TREE Speaker Stephen Young will discuss his long involvement in conducting his own family history research and 30+ year career with FamilySearch, and demonstrate the[...]
Sep
23
Mon
7:30 pm The Spanish Flu
The Spanish Flu
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Spanish Flu @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THE SPANISH FLU, TORONTO’S – CANADA’S FORGOTTEN PANDEMIC Speaker: Mike Clare The story of the Spanish Flu epidemic in Canada and Toronto is a forgotten one. Why? It has been called the most documented epidemic[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Sep
24
Tue
6:30 pm Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Genealogy Resources in TPL's Catalogue @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
TUESDAY, September 24 Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library The Toronto Reference Library contains many excellent genealogy resources. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to use the Toronto[...]
Sep
26
Thu
4:00 pm Hands-On Criminal Justice Records
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records of 19th Century Ontario Family historians are always seeking records that will help us tell the story of our ancestors’ lives. We want more than just names, dates and places. But[...]
Oct
9
Wed
6:15 pm Library & Archives Canada: A Gol...
Library & Archives Canada: A Gol...
Oct 9 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Library & Archives Canada: A Goldmine @ Toronto Reference Library
A GOLDMINE for FAMILY RESEARCHERS: LIBRARY & ARCHIVES CANADA Wednesdays, October 9, 16 and 23 (3 week course) Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. Registration is required. Registration[...]
Oct
18
Fri
2:00 pm Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy
Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Intensive Hands-on Session:  Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy with Diahan Southard Working in pairs or small groups you will get a chance to take a DNA case step-by-step to learn how to explore your[...]
Oct
19
Sat
8:30 am Grow & Organize Your DNA Network
Grow & Organize Your DNA Network
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Grow & Organize Your DNA Network @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Workshop: Grow & Organize Your DNA Network with Diahan Southard – Your DNA Guide Join us for a full day with Diahan Southard “Your DNA Guide” the internationally known speaker who can help you organize[...]

Other Events

Jun
21
Fri
all-day OGS Conference 2019
OGS Conference 2019
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
OGS Conference 2019 @ London Convention Centre
The 2019 OGS Conference provides a great opportunity for family historians to attend stimulating workshops and lectures from engaging speakers from Canada and around the world, see what’s available in the genealogy Marketplace, catch up[...]

Did you know?

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