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Winter 2015 Courses

Toronto Branch is pleased to announce that we will be offering three courses as well as a special forum to keep you learning over the winter months.

If you’ve already done a lot of family history research, and are ready to take the plunge and go to print with your work, our half-day course on Saturday 21 February 2015 called “Publish Before You Perish” may be just what you need. Instructor Nancy Conn will show you how to organize your material, design a layout, choose a publisher, market your book and more.

If you’re just starting out on your genealogical travels, our fast-paced course “Introduction to Genealogy and Family History“, on Saturday 28 March, will help you ensure you’re on the right track. Instructor Linda Reid will orient you to key records and demonstrate techniques for extracting and evaluating data, and making the most of your family history research.

Researchers at all levels will benefit from a course running on three consecutive Wednesday evenings from March 4 to 18 on “Using Digital Newspapers for Genealogical Research“. Find out from instructor Marian Press how to find historical newspapers online, and how to use them to flesh out your family history.

And last but not least, please join us for a special interactive forum, “Welcome to Our World: A Day with Top Toronto Genealogists and Family Historians” on Saturday 21 February. This will be a chance to meet some of Toronto’s top genealogists and family historians and find out from the experts what this fascinating field is all about and why it has them hooked.  The speakers will be Elayne Lockhart, Carol Nichols, Janice Nickerson, Guylaine Pétrin and James F.S. Thomson. A light lunch will be included.

Registration for all of these courses will be opening soon. Visit our Courses page to find out more about our programs and instructors and how to register on-line.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Oct
28
Mon
7:30 pm Searching for Benedict Arnold
Searching for Benedict Arnold
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Searching for Benedict Arnold @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
SEARCHING FOR BENEDICT ARNOLD AND FINDING A DIFFERENT LOYALIST ARNOLD SPY Speaker: Beth Adams Wouldn’t it be great to prove Grover Cleveland was related to Benedict Arnold?  Sadly, Beth has yet to make that magical[...]
Nov
25
Mon
7:30 pm Great Moments in Genealogy
Great Moments in Genealogy
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm
Great Moments in Genealogy @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
In keeping with our very popular annual tradition, ten Toronto Branch members will be sharing “great moments” in their family history research in a series of short presentations as follows:   Paul Jones: Please pass[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Oct
23
Wed
6:30 pm Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Genealogy Resources in TPL's Catalogue @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Due to high demand a new date has been added! Co-sponsored by Toronto Public Library. The Toronto Reference Library contains many excellent genealogy resources. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to use[...]
Oct
30
Wed
6:30 pm TRL Map Collections Tour
TRL Map Collections Tour
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TRL Map Collections Tour @ Toronto Reference Library, 2nd floor | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY MAP COLLECTIONS TOUR This tour is co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. The tour will highlight the various types of maps available for research: from[...]
Nov
6
Wed
6:15 pm Advanced Research Skills
Advanced Research Skills
Nov 6 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Advanced Research Skills @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
COURSE RUNS ON THREE WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, NOVEMBER 6, 13 AND 20 Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. This course will teach you how to do online research like[...]

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?