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April Meeting

The April 2014 meeting of Toronto Branch will take place on Monday 28 April beginning at 7:30 in the evening at the Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street in Toronto (convenient access from the North York subway station).

Our featured speaker will be Canada’s “Word Lady”, Katherine Barber, on “Where There’s a Will There’s a Word“. A Canadian lexicographer, and former Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, she will share her expertise on the evolution of some of the words that are of particular significance to family historians – the ones we find in wills.

3 books by Katherine Barber

During our mid-meeting break, there will be a chance to mingle and find out about upcoming Branch courses, workshops and other activities. Patricia Sheehan, one of the volunteers on our Branch research services team, will close out the evening with a short additional presentation on ”Who was that Woman with King George VI—and What is she Doing in the Back of my Grandmother’s Photo Album?. Hope you can join us!

To find out what’s in store for future Branch meetings, visit our Meetings page or browse through our Calendar.

Call for Speakers

Toronto Branch has issued a Call for Speakers to take part in a full-day workshop for family historians on the social, economic and cultural effects of England’s Industrial Revolutions. The workshop will take place on Saturday 1 November 2014.

Potential speakers—professional genealogists, historians, family historians, librarians and archivists—are invited to submit proposals for presentations related to Industrial England, particularly during the period from 1750 to 1870. Possible topics could include migration to the cities, changes in occupations, effects of industrialization on rural communities, and changes in social organizations, cultural life, religion and education.

The deadline for proposals for this workshop is Friday, 30 May 2014.

For further information about the workshop and to find out how to make a submission, please download the full Call for Speakers.

Toronto Branch Meetings

Apr
28
Mon
7:30 pm Where there’s a will there’s a word
Where there’s a will there’s a word
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where there's a will there's a word @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Katherine Barber, Canada’s “Word Lady” Where there’s a will there’s a word The speaker, a Canadian lexicographer and former Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, [...]
May
26
Mon
7:30 pm Mobile Family History
Mobile Family History
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Carol Nichols The trend in technology is a move to the use of mobile devices. In Genealogy, there are many ways to use your [...]
Jun
23
Mon
7:30 pm How Uncovering my Grandmother’s Deepest Secret Revealed a Rich Jewish Ancestry
How Uncovering my Grandmother’s …
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
How Uncovering my Grandmother’s Deepest Secret Revealed a Rich Jewish Ancestry @ Burgundy Room, North York Memorial Hall | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Speaker: Coral Grant “Initially, all I had was a piece of paper with a few names and huge gaps in what was a pathetic looking [...]
Sep
22
Mon
7:30 pm The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a Family Story
The Widow Cathy Brown: Proving a…
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Guylaine Petrin Mini-presentation: Pat Javor  A Smuggler, a Shipwreck and Mrs. Heron    

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Courses starting and Workshops

Jun
7
Sat
9:30 am Using Family Tree Maker Software
Using Family Tree Maker Software
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Using Family Tree Maker Software @ North York Central Library Auditorium | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A FULL-DAY WORKSHOP, SATURDAY, JUNE 7 Most people use less than 20% of Family Tree Maker’s capabilities. Here’s a chance to learn more about Family [...]
Jun
11
Wed
6:15 pm Using Photography in Family History
Using Photography in Family History
Jun 11 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Using Photography in Family History @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1 | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
A THREE-SESSION COURSE, WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 11, 18 AND 25  A course to help genealogists to make effective use of photography in all its aspects. The [...]

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