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Apr
22
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2:00 pm Think like a genealogist.
Think like a genealogist.
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
Think like a genealogist: Creative research techniques to help you follow the right ancestral trail MONTHLY MEETING OF HALTON-PEEL BRANCH, OGS Family history research is all about following clues and creativity—imagining what records might exist[...]
May
17
Thu
7:00 pm The Search for Alban Leaf
The Search for Alban Leaf
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Search for Alban Leaf @ Uxbridge Public Library | Uxbridge | Ontario | Canada
MEETING OF UXBRIDGE GENEALOGY GROUP This presentation demonstrates the use of many English record types—in a period well before census and civil registration. The search for the subject of this case history, Londoner Alban Leaf[...]
May
23
Wed
8:00 pm I’m not related to D. W. Smith—W...
I’m not related to D. W. Smith—W...
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
I’m not related to D. W. Smith—Why should I look at his records? @ UELAC Toronto Branch office | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
MONTHLY MEETING OF THE TORONTO BRANCH OF THE UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS’ ASSOCIATION David William Smith was Deputy Surveyor General and then Surveyor General for Upper Canada from 1792 to 1804, and before that clerk to[...]
Jun
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10:30 am Archives of Ontario: What’s in i...
Archives of Ontario: What’s in i...
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am
Archives of Ontario: What's in it for me? @ Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph | Guelph | Ontario | Canada
A LECTURE AT ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE 2018 Archives of Ontario: What’s in it for me? The Archives of Ontario is a rich source for family history. You can find records of birth, marriage, death,[...]
2:30 pm Bristol to Toronto: A Teenage Life
Bristol to Toronto: A Teenage Life
Jun 3 @ 2:30 pm
A LECTURE AT ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE 2018 From Bristol to Toronto: Documenting a Teenage Life This case history explores the sources available for tracking an intrepid young immigrant to Toronto through his adolescence and[...]
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A week in June for hands-on research: Genealogy Summer Camp

As the darkest days of winter approach, turn your thoughts to balmy days in June and Genealogy Summer Camp. In Toronto, we’re lucky to have a wonderful cluster of archives and libraries. They are filled with information about ancestors who lived in Ontario. It is a great city for family history researchers to visit.

Genealogy Summer Camp can help you make the best use of your time in Toronto by suggesting what records to look for and where, and helping you navigate the various systems and finding aids at each repository.

You’ll spend less time finding the archives and more time finding information!

Summer Camp is a group experience. The group is small and friendly. Campers have come from as far as California and England, but they might also be locals who have jumped at the chance to devote their week to research.

Campers have the opportunity to stay at the Massey College residence, a very reasonably priced, leafy haven on the downtown University of Toronto campus. Each day, the group travels by public transit to an archives or library. There’s a tour and/or tutorial to start the day, followed by lots of time to dig into your own research with our help.

The long summer evenings are great for visiting ancestral haunts, socializing with fellow Campers or taking in some of the sights and special events in Toronto.

Genealogy Summer Camp 2018, June 4 to 8, is now fully booked!

Read more about the program, accommodation, and the special Summer Camper’s discount available for OGS Conference 2018.

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