Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Forthcoming Courses and Workshops

The Toronto Branch of the OGS has announced its winter/spring 2011 lineup of family history courses. The Branch will be presenting five courses between February and May 2011, with learning opportunities for both beginners and more advanced researchers:

Biographical Research for Ontario Genealogists

This course is for experienced genealogists who want to learn the stories behind their Ontario ancestors' names, places and dates - ideal preparation for writing the family history book. Instructor: Janice Nickerson

1 Feb - 22 Feb 2011: 4 sessions, Tuesdays (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

Introduction to English Family History Research

Learn about records available for researching English ancestors: civil registration, the census, parish registers, and probate (wills). This course will discuss the indexes and other tools available through the LDS, in local libraries, and on the Internet. Instructor: Linda Reid

3 Mar - 24 Mar 2011: 4 sessions, Thursdays (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

Making the Internet Really Work for Genealogy

This hands-on course is aimed at those who have considerable experience with using the Internet for genealogy, but wish to fine tune their search skills and learn how to take advantage of social networking opportunities. Instructor: Marian Press

23 Mar - 13 Apr 2011: 4 sessions, Wednesdays (6:15-8:15 p.m.)

Introduction to Ontario Family History Research

Do you have Ontario ancestors? This course will introduce you to the records essential to Ontario research and how best to access them. Prerequisite: Basic genealogy course or equivalent experience. Instructor: Jane MacNamara

13 Apr - 4 May 2011: 4 sessions, Wednesdays (2:00-4:00 p.m.)

Palaeography for Family Historians

This course will help students decipher historical documents and gather information from them. Students are invited to bring in their own records for study. Instructor: Cherryl Moote

3 May - 24 May 2011: 4 sessions, Tuesdays (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

For program details, speaker biographies and information on how to register for Toronto Branch courses, visit www.torontofamilyhistory.org/courses.html.

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