The following was written by the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.
The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library have joined together to sponsor "The Women in our Past: Strategies and Resources for Researching Female Ancestors", an all-day workshop that will explore new and varied approaches to researching those often elusive women in our families.
With expert speakers from across Ontario, this event will offer participants a deeper understanding of the circumstances that governed and shaped the lives of our female ancestors – from family relationships, domestic service and the justice system to the fur trade, migration and world war.
Find out how and where to search for relevant records and learn about the latest developments in maternal-line DNA analysis.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, 6 November 2010 in the Auditorium of the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, at the North York Centre subway station.
Early registration rates are available until 30 September 2010. Visit www.torontofamilyhistory.org/women.html for program and registration details. To check availability, call 416-733-2608 (voice mail) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.