Fall Into Your Family's Past

August 29, 2011 | Andrew

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Fall into your family’s past at our exciting family history courses and workshops co-sponsored by the Ontario Genealogical Society, North York Central and Toronto Reference Libraries.

@ 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 family history resources at Toronto Reference Library including the catalogue, databases and the Internet. Basic computer skills required. To register, call 416-393-7209.

USING THE RESULTS OF THE NEW TESTS FOR GENETIC GENEALOGY Thursdays Oct. 6 to 27 6:15 - 8:15pm (Learning Centre 1)  

For people who have received the results of one or both autosomal tests for genetic genealogy. Fee: $66 ($60 for OGS members). For more information and to register, call the Toronto Branch OGS 416-733-2608, or go to www.torontofamilyhistory.org  

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