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Winter 2017 Courses

The holiday season is almost here… and so is a new season of learning with Toronto Branch! Here’s a quick look at what we have lined up for our winter 2017 term…

If you’ve taken an autosomal DNA test and are wondering what your next steps should be, be sure to sign up for our three-week Introduction to Genetic Genealogy course with instructor Linda Reid on Tuesday evenings in January. You’ll learn how to use genetic evidence to confirm and expand your family tree.

Would you like to learn how to locate estate files and mine the valuable clues they can contain? Consider joining instructor Jane E. MacNamara for Hands-on Records of Inheritance, a three-session course at the Archives of Ontario on Thursday evenings in January and February. Sharpen your research skills with expert guidance.

New to genealogy? Or feeling a little rusty? Don’t miss our fast-paced Introduction to Genealogy and Family History on Saturday March 25. Linda Reid will review essential record types and techniques for researching your ancestors.

And that’s not all… We’ve also arranged three guided tours of key Toronto repositories.

View from main floor of City of Toronto Archives

City of Toronto Archives

We’ll be spending two Thursday afternoons at the Toronto Reference Library — on January 19, we’ll be visiting the Genealogy Collection, and, on  February 23, we’ll be exploring the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre. Then, on Tuesday March 21, we’re planning a full day at the City of Toronto Archives. These tours are free, but space is limited, so you will need to register in advance.

We are now accepting registrations for all of the above courses and tours. Visit our Learn with Toronto Branch pages for program details and to sign up online.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

Mar
27
Mon
7:30 pm What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
What Lies Beneath @ Eglinton St. George's United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Sherilyn L. Bell, BSc UE This lecture will provide an overview of a genealogy covering the early 1900s.  The subjects are not relatives of the speaker.  What started as a brief distraction from regular[...]
Apr
24
Mon
7:30 pm Ontario’s Second Wave of Settlers
Ontario’s Second Wave of Settlers
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ontario's Second Wave of Settlers @ Eglinton St. George's United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Ontario’s Second Wave of 19th Century Settlers: One Family’s Story Speaker: David Corkill By 1840 Upper Canada was a flourishing agricultural society. Along the lakeshores and on the Niagara Peninsula many mature communities were developing.[...]
May
29
Mon
7:30 pm Life on the Farm
Life on the Farm
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Life on the Farm @ Eglinton St. George's United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Life on the Farm: Your Ancestor’s Place in Ontario Agriculture Speaker: Jane E. MacNamara We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But that is not and was never[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

Mar
25
Sat
10:00 am Introduction to Genealogy and Fa...
Introduction to Genealogy and Fa...
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Genealogy and Family History @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A HALF-DAY COURSE ON SATURDAY MARCH 25 FROM 10AM TO 4PM INCLUDING A 1-HOUR LUNCH BREAK This course is jointly sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library, the Toronto[...]
Apr
1
Sat
10:00 am TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
TRL Genealogy Collection Tour
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
TRL Genealogy Collection Tour @ Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This tour is jointly sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library, and the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. Registration is required.  This tour is now full.  Please contact courses@torontofamilyhistory.org for[...]
Apr
20
Thu
2:00 pm Using the iPad & iPhone for Gene...
Using the iPad & iPhone for Gene...
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Using the iPad & iPhone for Genealogy @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This course is jointly sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library,  and the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. The course will be on three Thursdays: April 20, 27, and May[...]
Apr
29
Sat
11:00 am TRL Special Collections Centre Tour
TRL Special Collections Centre Tour
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
TRL Special Collections Centre Tour @ Toronto Reference Library, 5th Floor | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
This tour is jointly sponsored by the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre at the Toronto Reference Library, the Toronto Public Library, and the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. Registration is required.  Registration is now[...]

Other Events

Jun
16
Fri
all-day OGS Conference 2017
OGS Conference 2017
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all-day
OGS Conference 2017 @ Algonquin College | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Our Canada—Your Family: Building a Nation/ JUNE 16–18 Members of all 34 branches and special interest groups of the Ontario Genealogical Society and other family historians from across North America and around the world will[...]

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? And that Toronto Branch belongs to the Federation of Genealogical Societies, which means our members can also subscribe to findmypast.com at special rates?