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May
29
Mon
7:30 pm Life on the Farm @ Eglinton St George's United Church
Life on the Farm @ Eglinton St George's United Church
May 29 @ 7:30 pm
Life on the Farm @ Eglinton St George's United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
LIFE ON THE FARM: YOUR ANCESTOR’S PLACE IN ONTARIO AGRICULTURE May Meeting of Toronto Branch OGS: Speaker Jane E. MacNamara We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But[...]
Jun
16
Fri
9:00 am Think like a genealogist. @ OGS Conference 2017
Think like a genealogist. @ OGS Conference 2017
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creative Research Techniques to Help You Follow the Right Ancestral Trail: A WORKSHOP AT OGS CONFERENCE 2017 Family history research is all about following clues and creativity—imagining what records might exist around a life event,[...]
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Agriculture: Was Your Ancestor on the Cutting Edge?

When:
June 5, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
2016-06-05T11:30:00-04:00
2016-06-05T12:30:00-04:00
Where:
OGS Conference 2016
655 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON M9W 1J3
Canada
Contact:
OGS Conference 2016

LECTURE AT THE ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY’S CONFERENCE 2016

We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But that is not and was never the case. Farmers had to react and adapt to changing conditions like climate, technology, economics, new markets and new competitors. Some farmers did more than adapt. They set out to be the most productive by innovating with new techniques and processes, products, and marketing. They may have had help and encouragement along the way from agricultural associations, community groups, government agencies, or private patrons. Mass digitization of many of the records of these pro-agriculture organizations has made them a viable source to help us understand the changes that were happening around our farming ancestors—and whether they were leading the way or following the pack.

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