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Icon of the event Accessing and Preserving Family Heirlooms
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

Presented by Archives of Ontario. Participants will learn how to care for their family history documents at home including instructions on proper storage and handling. Registration required....

Icon of the event From Vimy to Victory
Tue Sep 30, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Hugh Brewster presents an engaging slide talk from his new book, "From Vimy to Victory" -- how Canada?s soldiers led the way to victory in the final years of World War I. For all ages....

Icon of the event 1914: Air War on the Western Front
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedarbrae

Aviation historian Keith Hyde explores how aircraft at the start of the First World War were used to observe troop movements and reconnaissance. Both sides flew fragile biplanes, lacking reliable engines and any form of fixed...

Icon of the event History of York
Sat Oct 25, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evelyn Gregory

Silverthorn, Mount Dennis, Fairbank, Weston and more - discover the stories of the communities that make up the former City of York in a historical talk illustrated by photos and artifacts from the collection of the York Muse...

Icon of the event Heritage Ontario
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Leaside

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some very special guests.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 23
Tue Sep 30
Tue Oct 07
Tue Oct 14
Tue Oct 21
Icon of the event The Toronto Anti-Greek Riot of 1918: War, Intolerance and Identity
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Danforth/Coxwell

The August 1918 anti-Greek riot, led by returning war veterans, was one of the largest instances of violence in Toronto?s history. This presentation by Chris Grafos (York University) charts the lasting legacy and broader cons...

Icon of the event In Conversation With a Holocaust Survivor
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wychwood

During Holocaust Education Week listen to Mr. Edward Fisch relate his experiences during the Holocaust.Two classes will be invited but the program is open to interested adults....

Icon of the event Maps and Mapping for 21st Century Genealogists
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

This 4-week course, for intermediate & advanced-level genealogists, explores ways in which maps and mapping tools contribute to family history research, analysis and writing, proving that today's genealogists need not limit t...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Nov 06
Wed Nov 12
Wed Nov 19
Wed Nov 26
Icon of the event Explore Your Heritage With Ancestry.ca
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evelyn Gregory

Learn how to research your family history with this instructional course on using Ancestry.ca. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For more information or to register please call 416-394-1006.

Icon of the event 1914-2014, Toronto Remembers the Great War
Thu Nov 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Author of Death So Noble, Professor Jonathan Vance (University of Western Ontario), considers the challenges of remembering this catastrophic event, and how those challenges have changed as the centenary approaches. When we a...