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History & Genealogy

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Thu Jan 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Learn what resources the Library has to offer for looking up your family tree. A discussion of Ancestry Library Edition and various other useful online tools.

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

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


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 17
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Jan 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jerry Amernic presents: Medicine Man: Seneca Village at Mouth of Rouge River.

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

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 31
Tue Mar 28
Icon of the event Etobicoke: Past and Present in Pictures
Wed Feb 01, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Richview

This illustrated talk focuses on the rich history of the former Township of Etobicoke as it progressed from forests to farms to the suburbs and industry of today. Old photographs of historic places will each be followed by a...

Icon of the event African Folk Tales with Kwanza Msingwana
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Pape/Danforth

Join us for a vibrant hour of African folk tales, told by poet and storyteller Kwanza Msingwana, who uses percussion instruments to accompany his storytelling....

Icon of the event Newspaper Resources on the Internet
Wed Feb 08, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Search the library's newspaper databases to find obituaries, marriage notices, international news and more. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event The Frank O'Connor House Story (Maryvale Farm)
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The Frank O'Connor House buildings are located on what was Maryvale Farm (Victoria Park Avenue/Lawrence Avenue East area). This was the country residence of Frank O'Connor, founder of the Laura Secord candy shops. A noted p...

Icon of the event Newspaper Resources on the Internet
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Search the library's newspaper databases to find obituaries, marriage notices, international news and more. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event Black History Month Speaker - Andrea Scott
Wed Feb 15, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

Join us for our Black History Month speaker, Andrea Scott, as she shares the story of Viola Desmond. Viola was a black businesswoman from Nova Scotia who dared to challenge racial segregation in the 1940s....