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Icon of the event Second to None : The Fighting 58th Battalion of the CEF
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Kevin Shackleton author of

Icon of the event The Aerodromes of Toronto : de Lesseps to Downsview and Beyond
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

To commemorate the Centenary of World War I, speaker Robert Galway examines the history of a number Toronto's airfields, including Downsview and Armour Heights in North York during this period. Admission is free and all are w...

Icon of the event Basic Genealogy and Family History
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

This day-time course is designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills. The course will cover terminology, types of sources, the use of on-line resources, libraries and archives, inc...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 07
Wed Oct 14
Wed Oct 21
Wed Oct 28
Wed Nov 04
Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, Pat Staton presents a talk inspired by her recent book, "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more th...

Icon of the event Scottish Family History
Fri Sep 18, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North York Central Library

This two-hour lecture by Chris Paton will give you a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of Scottish family history research ? as seen by a renowned professional genealogist living in Scotland. In this talk...

Icon of the event 400th anniversary of  Étienne Brûlé Journey of 1615.    Stories
Sat Sep 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hear the story of Turtle Island and Moon Woman's children. Learn about the Humber River and the trail near by; how it was shared eventually with the French newcomers and later the English....

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week 2015: Sephardic Jews in the Balkans
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the Jews of Spain. Many went to Portugal, North Africa, and Amsterdam, but the majority went East, to the Ottoman Empire, where they were welcomed....

Icon of the event Atlantic Canada Genealogy
Sat Oct 17, 2015 | All Day
North York Central Library

If you have ancestors who lived in any of the four Atlantic Provinces, this one-day workshop could be for you. The keynote speaker at the workshop will be Terrence M. Punch from Halifax, an acknowledged expert on the subject....

Icon of the event The Toronto Carrying Place: Rediscovering Toronto's Most Ancient Trail
Sat Oct 24, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Toronto Carrying Place documents author Glenn Turner's three-day walk along the route of the old portage from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, searching for traces of the path and for its influence on today's cityscapes and l...

Icon of the event Irish Genealogy Workshop - Focus on Ulster
Sat Sep 19, 2015 | All Day
North York Central Library

If you have Irish ancestors who lived in the nine counties of Ulster, you will find this one-day workshop interesting. Two leading experts Dr. William Roulston and Chris Paton as well as several Ontario speakers will give le...