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8:15 pm Basic Genealogy and Family History @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1
Basic Genealogy and Family History @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1
Oct 3 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
This 8-week evening course is on Tuesdays from October 3 to November 21. The course is designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills. The course will cover terminology,[...]
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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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