Finding Ontario Ancestors Workshop
This exciting summer workshop explores the richness of Ontario family history records. Find out how to get the most from familiar records or discover a new source to expand your understanding of your Ontario ancestors. Enjoy a relaxed information packed day with speakers who revel in the intricacies and richness of records and love to share their knowledge. Co-sponsored by the Ontario Genealogical Society and North York Central Library Canadiana Department. Cost: $35 for public admission. $30 for OGS members.
North York Central Library, Auditorium and Room 1
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
Saturday August 6th 2011, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Ontario Education Resources on Teachers and Students for Family Historians
- Every Ten Years : Understanding Census Records
- Upper Canada Sundries : An Underused Genealogical Gold Mine
- Question and Answer Panel
- The Internet vs. the Road Trip
- Fleshing Out the Lives of Your Ontario Ancestors Using Land Petitions
- Using "Lists"
- The Records of the First & Second Heir Devisee Commissions
The Canadiana Department holds a reference collection of Canadian genealogy, Ontario local history, North York history, and materials related to Canada. The Department also houses collections from these genealogical societies:
- Ontario Genealogical Society
- Jewish Genealogical Society (Toronto Branch)
- Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants
- York Pioneer and Historical Society
- Société franco-ontarienne d'histoire et de généalogie