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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

Feb
24
Mon
7:30 pm York’s Underground Railroad
York’s Underground Railroad
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
York's Underground Railroad @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
YORK COUNTY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD  Speaker: Guylaine Petrin  In honour of Black History Month, Guylaine Petrin will give a special presentation on York County and the Underground Railroad.  During the last 30 years, York[...]
Mar
23
Mon
7:30 pm Records of Migration at the AO
Records of Migration at the AO
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Records of Migration at the AO @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
RECORDS OF MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT AT THE ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO: Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara Since its founding, Ontario has been involved in supporting and promoting settlement. This lecture will look at the major groups of[...]
Apr
27
Mon
7:30 pm Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Closing the Loop @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
CLOSING THE LOOP: THE LONG JOURNEY TO RECONNECT WITH A UKRAINIAN FAMILY Speaker: Terry Maurice Researching Eastern European genealogy presents many daunting challenges to the family historian. Unfamiliarity with the languages, history and geography of[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Feb
13
Thu
4:00 pm Hands-On Land Registry Records
Hands-On Land Registry Records
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hands-On Land Registry Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Course runs on two Thursdays: February 13 and 20, 2020. Registration is required.  Sorry, this session is now fully booked. Click here to add your name to the waiting list. Once land was granted by[...]
Mar
25
Wed
6:30 pm Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Genealogy Resources in TPL's Catalogue @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 Co-sponsored by Toronto Public Library. The Toronto Reference Library contains many excellent genealogy resources. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to use the Toronto Public Library’s online catalog to find items[...]
Apr
23
Thu
10:00 am TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TRL Genealogy Collection Tour @ Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This tour is now full.  Please email us at torontocourses.ogs.on.ca to be put on the waiting list. TOUR OF THE GENEALOGY COLLECTION AT THE TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department[...]

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?