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Stuck in your research?

Have you run into a roadblock with your Ontario research? Interested in the records held by a Toronto repository but can’t get there in person? The Toronto Branch Research Services team can help!

person's hand placing a jigsaw puzzle pieceOver the past year alone, our volunteers have answered dozens of enquiries, from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Asia as well as Canada. We’ve provided advice on a mysterious great-grandfather who seemed to have disappeared without a trace, investigated a family story about a relative killed searching for gold, filled in gaps in the life of a once popular English entertainer who ended up in Toronto in the 1920s, tracked down newspaper reports on a tragic house fire, and compiled historical information and photos for an author interested in an early Toronto neighbourhood.

We can offer a search of our master database, limited research and record look-ups at Toronto resource centres and in online indexes, and expert consultations on brickwall strategies… all at reasonable rates. And our team is always happy to give you free advice and referrals to help you move forward with your research in any part of Ontario.

Do you have a question we can help you work on? Find out more on our Research Services page.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

May
31
Mon
7:00 pm Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting
May 31 @ 7:00 pm
TORONTO BRANCH OGS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Access to the meeting is limited to current Toronto Branch members. If you are a member, please refer to the AGM package you will receive either by email or[...]
8:00 pm Pearson’s Opinions
Pearson’s Opinions
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
Pearson's Opinions @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
WHAT ONE MAN’S PREOCCUPATION WITH DEATH CAN TELL US ABOUT EARLY TORONTO On 15 December 1853, William Henry Pearson took up a new and oddly macabre hobby. In a new notebook, he wrote out the[...]
Jun
28
Mon
7:30 pm Hiding Out in the Open
Hiding Out in the Open
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hiding Out in the Open @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
HIDING OUT IN THE OPEN: DISCOVERING LGBT FAMILY HISTORY You may have heard family stories about an relative who was “different” or perhaps you’ve discovered someone who simply “disappeared.” Have you considered the possibility that[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Jun
16
Wed
7:30 pm Uncovering Unusual Lives
Uncovering Unusual Lives
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm
UNCOVERING UNUSUAL LIVES: FOUR CASE HISTORIES This June, we invite you to join us for a special four-session lecture series. In Uncovering Unusual Lives, four seasoned researchers explore the stories of intriguing and uncooperative subjects.[...]
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That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 500 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?