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Meetings

Toronto Branch monthly meetings are an opportunity to learn and to connect with fellow members. The format of meetings varies but there is always at least one main presentation by a guest speaker. Other offerings may include: short presentations by members about ‘great moments’ in their family history research, sessions where Branch expert researchers help solve members’ brick walls, other learning/sharing opportunities, ‘Discovery’ tables where items of interest to family historians are displayed or demonstrated, and ‘Rescue’ tables where donated gently-used publications are made available to other members.

Meetings are normally held the fourth Monday of the month at 35 Lytton Boulevard in Toronto  (west of Yonge between Eglinton and Lawrence). Official proceedings are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. However, all members are welcome to come early and join the informal Members Network meeting commencing at 6:15 p.m.

Sep
25
Mon
50th Anniversary Reception
Sep 25 @ 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
50th Anniversary Reception @ Osgoode Hall (Convocation Hall, 2nd floor) | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Celebrate Toronto Branch’s anniversary with an evening of fellowship with current and past members, at historic Osgoode Hall. Purchase your tickets before September 19.

Please note that there will be no September meeting because of the Anniversary event.

Oct
23
Mon
Toronto’s Massey Family
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Toronto's Massey Family @ Eglinton St. George's United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Toronto’s Massey Family:

A Story Told Through Postal History

Speaker: Kathy Hartley
Kathy Hartley spent decades researching her own family history before becoming a reference librarian at a philatelic research foundation in Toronto. Once there her patrons were amazed to discover how readily available genealogical sources could tell them who sent, or received, or delivered the mail that carried a favoured stamp, or was part of their postal history collection.

This presentation brings Kathy back to her research ‘roots’ as she shares with Toronto Branch members how she was able to uncover the story of three generations of a famous Canadian philanthropic family by using old envelopes, post cards and other postal materials.

Join us and learn how find your own relatives through the mail or use postal history to supplement your family’s story.

Q & A SESSION: Estate Planning for the Genealogist with a Focus on Digital Assets
Elizabeth Kaegi & Malcolm Kronby