Saturday, 23 August 2014

Forthcoming genealogy events in Toronto

Sometimes I wish Ottawa and Toronto were closer together. Here's a list of upcoming events being stage by the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Using Legacy Family Tree Software
Saturday, 20 September 2014, 9 – 5 p.m.
This one-day workshop is intended for beginner and intermediate users of Legacy Family Tree software. We'll review basic techniques for using Legacy, highlight what’s new in version 8, and explain how Legacy makes it easy for you to make the best use of LDS Family Search.
Instructor: Geoff Rasmussen
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

Basic Genealogy and Family History
Wednesdays, 8 October to 26 November 2014, 2 – 4 pm
Are you thinking of starting your family history? Or maybe you have been working on it for a while but want to sharpen your research skills?  This course will cover the basics, including terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, including LDS Family History Centres, and record-keeping – to help you “think like a genealogist”.
Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists
Thursday, 6 November and Wednesdays, 12, 19 and 26 November 2014, 6:15 – 8:15 pm
This four-week course, designed for intermediate and advanced-level genealogists, explores sophisticated ways in which maps and mapping tools can contribute to family history research, analysis and writing.
Instructor: James F.S. Thomson
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Industrial England 
Saturday, 1 November 2014
details to follow, speakers will include Kirsty Gray

Searching for Ontario Ancestors
Saturday, 11 April 2015

Latest developments and best practices in Genetic Genealogy
Saturday, 6 June 2015
Keynote speaker: Maurice Gleeson.

Irish Genealogy: Focus on Ulster
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Lead speakers: William Roulston and Chris Paton

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