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Winter 2019 courses

The winter semester of Toronto Branch courses gets underway in January 2019, with a focus on hands-on learning!

On Tuesday evenings in January, join instructor Marian Press for Using Digital Newspapers On-line for Genealogy, a three-week course at the Toronto Reference Library on how to find and make the most of newspapers for family history research. The emphasis will be on historical newspapers from North America, the UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

deed of land

Land Deed for King Township, Ontario 1894
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And instructor Jane MacNamara will lead two three-week courses at the Archives of Ontario in February and March. In each of these courses, participants will learn how to navigate the finding aids, numbering systems and collections at the Archives of Ontario by working through assigned case histories in small groups.

On Tuesday afternoons in February, join Jane for Hands-On Records of Inheritance, and find out not only how to locate estate files and land registry records but how to understand and build on your discoveries.

Jane’s second course, Hands-On Early Ontario Land Records, is being offered on Thursday afternoons in March. Find out how the early land grant process worked and how to mine rich Crown Land records to document an ancestor’s acquisition of property in Upper Canada.

Registration is now open for all three winter Branch courses. Visit our Learn with Toronto Branch pages for full details and to sign up online. We encourage you to register before the end-of-year rush to avoid disappointment. Space is limited in all of our educational events and they can fill up quickly.

Members of the Ontario Genealogical Society enjoy discounts on our course fees—just one of the benefits of membership in the Society and Toronto Branch. Join or renew for 2019 before November 30 and you’ll also be entered in a special early bird draw.

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Toronto Branch Meetings

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[...]
Apr
26
Mon
7:30 pm Stories of Plymouth Plantation
Stories of Plymouth Plantation
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stories of Plymouth Plantation @ WEBINAR | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
FAMILY LIFE IN THE ARCHIVES: THE STORIES OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION The surviving information about Plymouth Plantation was not produced to help us understand family life: those records (whether publications describing early Plymouth like Good Newes[...]

Courses starting & Workshops

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
This course is now full.  To be put on a waiting list for the next course, please email us at torontocourses@ogs.on.ca Three-session online course: 3:00 pm to about 4:30 pm March 17, 24 and 31,[...]
Apr
21
Wed
7:00 pm Many Stories of Toronto: Online
Many Stories of Toronto: Online
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 8:30 pm
Many Stories of Toronto: Online @ FOUR 1-HOUR WEBINARS | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
THE MANY STORIES OF TORONTO: FREE ONLINE LECTURE SERIES The journeys, experiences and history of Torontonians and our Toronto ancestors are immensely varied. This April, we invite you to join us for a special four-part[...]
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That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 500 members? That members get a discount on course and workshop registration fees?