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Icon of the event Introduction to Genealogy and Family History
Sat Mar 28, 2015 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
North York Central Library

This fast-paced one day course introduces the types of records and techniques needed for researching your family tree. Learn about vital records (civil and church), census records and probates (wills) and how to extract and e...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 31
Tue May 26
Icon of the event The Battle of Britain: The 75th Anniversary
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2015 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, fought over the summer skies of England in 1940. This decisive air battle was a major turning point in the Luftwaffe's efforts to win air superiority before an invasio...

Icon of the event Finding Your Upper Canada Ancestors
Sat Apr 11, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
North York Central Library

If you have ancestors who lived in Ontario between the 1790s and the 1860s (when it was first called Upper Canada and then Canada West), you will find this workshop interesting. This one-day workshop explores the various kind...

Icon of the event Ancestry Library Edition
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Learn effective searching techniques for using this major genealogy resource. To register, call 416-393-7209.

Upcoming Dates:
Mon Apr 13
Thu May 14
Icon of the event Fire, Ice, Drought and Flood: A History of Our Environment, Part I
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

The Rise of Civilization:Our Origins, Early Travels and Changing Life Styles....

Icon of the event East York Historical Society Discussion Group
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Bring your questions, photos, and memorabilia, and join the discussion. Call 416-396-3975 for the topic.

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Apr 15
Icon of the event Lost Breweries of Toronto
Wed Apr 15, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join Jordan St. John, Canada's only nationally syndicated beer columnist and author of...

Icon of the event Gladiators in Ancient Rome: Sport in the Service of Imperial Power
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that gladiator spectacle started as a form of funeral entertainment sponsored by aristocratic Roman families? Jonathan Edmondson (York) talks about the role of this bloody cultural phenomenon in the social and po...

Icon of the event Explore your Heritage with
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to research you family history with this instructional course on using