Tuesday, 14 September 2010

OGS Toronto Branch Courses

As the most active, and likely the OGS Branch with most members, it's not too surprising that Toronto Branch offers an extensive program of courses and lectures in addition to regular monthly meetings. All can be seen at the branch website at www.torontofamilyhistory.org. Here are the upcoming courses this fall.

Basic Genealogy and Family History
Designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills, this course will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, and record keeping - to help you "think like a genealogist".
8 sessions (Tuesdays), 28 September - 23 November - Instructor: Jane MacNamara

Researching British Forces in Canada Before 1871
This new course, designed for family historians, introduces techniques and resources for researching British forces in what is now Canada, up to 1871.
2 sessions (Saturdays), 25 September - 2 October - Instructor: James F.S. Thomson

Researching Canadian Military Records Using Online and Traditional Resources
Discover which Canadian military records are available for different time frames and for different military conflicts, where they are and how to access them, with tips for interpreting Canadian military documents.
1 session (Saturday), 9 October - Instructor: Rick Roberts

Beyond the Basics
Have you lost momentum in your genealogical research? Struck a "brick wall"? This discussion-oriented course will offer you an opportunity to examine your research assumptions, rethink your analysis and generate new research goals and tasks.
4 sessions (Wednesdays), 20 October - 10 November- Instructor: Ruth Burkholder

Publish Before You Perish
This course will outline the steps required to publish your family history in a printed book format - from organizing material to designing a layout to choosing a publisher and marketing your book.
2 sessions (Saturdays),13 November - 20 November - Instructor: Nancy Conn

If you're not in the Toronto area, but you're drooling over these offerrings, why not let your society executive know its the kind of program you'd like to see available in your area. They may not be able to do it the same way Toronto does. Maybe they can do better! You do need to ask though.

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