Co-sponsored by the Canadiana Department
of North York Central Library
Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
October 2 to November 20, 2013
North York Central Library, Room 1
5120 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6L4
(Subway: North York Centre Station)
Thinking about starting your family history? Or maybe you’ve been working at it for a while but want to sharpen your research skills?
Join us for Basic Genealogy and Family History this fall. We’ll cover all the basics of research, both online and at libraries and archives, and how to organize your results. We’ll discuss types of records, where to find them and how to evaluate and build on what you find—to help you “think like a genealogist”.
This 8-week course will look at records from a variety of geographical areas and provide a solid base for our more advanced courses—all in an informal, collaborative setting.
Instructor: Jane E. MacNamara
Jane E. MacNamara, Toronto, is the author of Inheritance in Ontario: Wills and other Records for Family Historians (OGS/Dundurn, 2013) and writes about genealogy at wherethestorytakesme.ca. A long time member of OGS and a member of the Society of Genealogists (London), Jane lectures about research methodology, Ontario, and English family history to genealogical and historical groups throughout southern Ontario. She teaches courses for the OGS Toronto Branch, most notably hands-on courses about Ontario records. She leads regular trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and is the organizer of Genealogy Summer Camp, an innovative program that brings out-of-town researchers to Toronto for a week of tutorials and hands-on research, now in its 17th year.
Please register online - it's quick and easy! You can pay through PayPal with your credit card or PayPal account, or mail us a cheque.
Pre-registration is required to guarantee your space. Registration is not complete for mail-in registrants until payment and contact information is received by our registrar.*
* For this reason, online registration is strongly recommended.
Toronto Branch runs a regular program of courses in a wide variety of subjects for genealogists at all levels of expertise. Visit our courses page for more information.
North York Central Library is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, cancellation and refunds, late and at-the-door registrations, and copyright, visit our courses page.