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Wars and Rebels

Registration is now open for our third series of online lectures—this one with a military theme!

19th and 20th century Ontarians were involved in many conflicts, both international and domestic. Chances are that you have ancestors who were connected to the military, whether in the regular army, or militia, or perhaps as war brides. 

Join us for Wars and Rebels: Lecture Series to learn about the background to these conflicts, the personalities involved, and the records that can help you trace your ancestors. Over the course of four evenings, beginning November 18, our expert speakers will teach you about specialized records and Canadian military history, from the 1837 Rebellion to the Second World War:

November 18: Exploring Military Records at Library and Archives Canada—Sophie Tellier, Jeannie Buchanan-Breit 
November 19: Researching Military Service in Canada, 1840-1902—Glenn Wright
November 25: 1837 Rebellion and Our Difficult Path to Democracy—Bruce Beaton
November 26: Second World War Research: Are You Ready?—James F.S. Thomson

Handouts will be provided, and closed captioned recordings will be available to all registrants until December 31.

The first lecture is free to everyone. All subsequent lectures are $10 each ($8 for OGS members). Choose the ones you’d like to attend. Or, for the best value, sign up for the full series for a package rate of just $25 ($20 for OGS members).

Find out more about the Wars and Rebels topics and speakers and register now.

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