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Winter 2016 Courses & Workshop

We’re happy to announce our winter 2016 educational season at Toronto Branch—guaranteed to keep you learning through those chilly months ahead…

On Tuesday afternoons in February 2016, we’re offering A Series on Social History, with four sessions aimed at enriching your understanding of how your ancestors lived. Our four expert speakers—Ingrid Mida, Sarah B. Hood, Sheila Knox and Marianne Fedunkiw—will help you discover what it meant when people became sick or injured in 19th-century Canada, what kinds of food they ate, the clothes they wore and how their footwear was made.

Toronto Fish Market

“Toronto Fish Market” (1839-1842)

If you’re just setting out to explore your family history and looking for basic guidance, mark Saturday February 20th in your calendar. Instructor Linda Reid will lead a fast-paced one-day course called Introduction to Genealogy and Family History, highlighting key records and research techniques.

Due to overwhelming demand, instructor Carol Nichols will repeat her three-session course on how to make the most of Ancestry.ca Library Edition, on Wednesday afternoons in late February and early March. Carol’s course, titled Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition, will be followed by three drop-in sessions at the Toronto Reference Library the last Wednesday of March, April and May. Stop by and practice your Ancestry.ca skills with the help of volunteers from the Toronto Branch Members Network.

And we’re very pleased to present a workshop as part of the Ulster Historical Foundation’s North American Tour 2016. On Saturday March 5th, two of the Foundation’s research specialists, Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, will join us for a full day of lectures on how to pursue your roots in the province of Ulster. If you have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors, this will be a must-attend workshop.

Visit our Learn with Toronto Branch pages for program details. Registration for all of the above events will open on 25 October.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Jan
25
Mon
7:30 pm Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A.
Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A.
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Becoming a Genealogy N.I.N.J.A. @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
All genealogists have hit a brick wall at one point or another. For the new researcher this can be a painful and frustrating experience. Using sound genealogical research methodology is the first step in overcoming[...]
Feb
22
Mon
7:30 pm Using Evernote for Genealogy
Using Evernote for Genealogy
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Are you afraid to close your browser for fear of losing something important? Ever filed something away carefully on your computer in a folder never to see it again? Is your desktop a mass of[...]
Mar
22
Mon
7:30 pm HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery
HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
The presentation “HMS Speedy: Tragedy and Mystery” will outline the true Canadian history story of the British gunboat, HMS Speedy, that disappeared in a storm near Presqu’ile Point in October 1804, with the loss of[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Jan
14
Thu
7:30 pm Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Understanding Ontario Land Regis...
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 9:00 pm
Understanding Ontario Land Registry Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
SOLD OUT! This course is now full.  To be put on a waiting list for our next course please email us at torontocourses@ogs.on.ca Three-session online course: January 14, 21 and 28, 2021 $30 OGS members[...]
Mar
17
Wed
3:00 pm Understanding Ontario’s Crown La...
Understanding Ontario’s Crown La...
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm
Understanding Ontario's Crown Land Records @ THREE-SESSION ONLINE COURSE | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Three-session online course: 3:00 pm to about 4:30 pm March 17, 24 and 31, 2021 $30 OGS members / $35 non-members This online course will focus on the process involved in acquiring (or attempting to[...]
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