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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

Sep
23
Mon
7:30 pm The Spanish Flu
The Spanish Flu
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Spanish Flu @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THE SPANISH FLU, TORONTO’S – CANADA’S FORGOTTEN PANDEMIC Speaker: Mike Clare The story of the Spanish Flu epidemic in Canada and Toronto is a forgotten one. Why? It has been called the most documented epidemic[...]
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[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Sep
24
Tue
6:30 pm Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Genealogy Resources in TPL’s Cat...
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Genealogy Resources in TPL's Catalogue @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
TUESDAY, September 24 Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library The Toronto Reference Library contains many excellent genealogy resources. This hands-on class will demonstrate how to use the Toronto[...]
Sep
26
Thu
4:00 pm Hands-On Criminal Justice Records
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records @ Archives of Ontario | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Hands-On Criminal Justice Records of 19th Century Ontario Family historians are always seeking records that will help us tell the story of our ancestors’ lives. We want more than just names, dates and places. But[...]
Oct
9
Wed
6:15 pm Library & Archives Canada: A Gol...
Library & Archives Canada: A Gol...
Oct 9 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Library & Archives Canada: A Goldmine @ Toronto Reference Library
A GOLDMINE for FAMILY RESEARCHERS: LIBRARY & ARCHIVES CANADA Wednesdays, October 9, 16 and 23 (3 week course) Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library. Registration is required. Registration[...]
Oct
18
Fri
2:00 pm Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy
Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Intensive Hands-on Session:  Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy with Diahan Southard Working in pairs or small groups you will get a chance to take a DNA case step-by-step to learn how to explore your[...]
Oct
19
Sat
8:30 am Grow & Organize Your DNA Network
Grow & Organize Your DNA Network
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Grow & Organize Your DNA Network @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Workshop: Grow & Organize Your DNA Network with Diahan Southard – Your DNA Guide Join us for a full day with Diahan Southard “Your DNA Guide” the internationally known speaker who can help you organize[...]

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?