Fall Into Your Family's Past
@ North York Central Library 5120 Yonge St. Toronto:
BASIC GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY Wednesdays Sept. 28 to Nov. 16 2-4 pm (Room 1 Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and 9, and Room 2/3 Sept. 28, Oct. 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 16)
Designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills, this course will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources , libraries and archives, including LDS Family History Centres and recordkeeping to help you to “think like a genealogist”. Techniques discussed will apply to a wide variety of geographic areas providing you with a base for further courses.
Cost: $132 for 8 sessions ($120 for OGS members) Download a registration form at www.torontofamilyhistory.org or available at the 6th floor information desk, Canadiana Department, North York Central Library or call Toronto Branch OGS 416-733-2608.
ENGLISH FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP Saturday Nov. 5 9am – 5pm (Auditorium and Room 1)
This full day workshop for family historians with English roots is being held on Guy Fawkes Day – a fitting coincidence.
Topics will include:
- English Parish Records
- Researching Early 20th Century British Immigrants to Canada
- Solving Genealogical Problems Using English Probate Records
- Find Your British Family History in Newspapers
- The Genealogical Use and Abuse of English Gazetteers: Finding Assessing and Using them in Family History Research
- British Directories
- According to the Custom of the Manor : an Introduction to English Manorial Records
- Some Lesser Known Websites for British Family History
Cost: $55 registration fee. ($40 for OGS members) Full Details including a downloadable registration form will be available at www.torontofamilyhistory.org by September 1, 2011.
@ Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St. Toronto:
BIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH FOR ONTARIO GENEALOGISTS Tuesdays Sept. 13 to Oct. 4 6:15 – 8:15 (Learning Centre 1)
For experienced genealogists wanting to learn the stories behind their Ontario ancestors' names, places and dates. Ideal for writing the family history book.
Cost: $66 for 4 sessions ($60 for OGS members) Download a registration form at www.torontofamilyhistory.org or call Toronto Branch OGS 416-733-2608.
INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY RESOURCES IN THE TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY Wednesday Sept. 21 2:00 - 3:30 (Learning Centre 1)
Introduction to family history resources at Toronto Reference Library including the catalogue, databases and the Internet. Basic computer skills required. To register, call 416-393-7209.
MAPS AND MAPPING FOR GENEALOGISTS Thursdays Nov. 3 to 24 6:15 - 8:15pm (Learning Centre 1)
Explore the ways maps and new mapping tools contribute to family history research, analysis and writing. For intermediate and advanced-level genealogists. Fee $66 ($60 for OGS members). For more information and to register, call Toronto Branch OGS 416-733-2608, or visit www.torontofamilyhistory.org