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