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Icon of the event Using Family Tree Maker Software
Sat Jun 07, 2014 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
North York Central Library

Most people use less than 20% of Family Tree Maker's capabilities. Here?s a chance to learn more about Family Tree Maker so you can decide which other features and options will help you to best record and share your family hi...

Icon of the event Chinese Family History Research
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

This three-week course will introduce family historians of Chinese heritage to the basic requirements for research in this complex area. The course will show the use of unique tools to search for Chinese ancestors and discuss...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 21
Wed May 28
Wed Jun 04
Icon of the event Air war on the Western Front  during World War I
Wed May 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Aviation historian Keith Hyde will discuss how aircraft at the start of WW1, were used to observe troop movements and reconnaissance., leading to aerial combat, involving French, British, Canadian and later Americans against ...

Icon of the event History and Development of the Jet (Gas) Turbine Engine
Thu May 08, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Keith Hyde, Aviation historian, will speak on the history and development of the jet engine....

Icon of the event Sharing Your Stories : an Introduction to Memoir Writing
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

If you've ever dreamed of recording your life stories, these lively and inspiring workshops are for you. See how flexible memoirs can be, and how to tap your memory (exercise your brain!) and your creativity, energize your wr...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jun 04
Wed Jun 11
Wed Jun 18
Wed Jun 25
Icon of the event Willowdale : Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy
Wed Apr 16, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

In 1855, Willowdale's post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today, streets in Toronto's community of Willowdale are peppered with the names of the early farm families of North York, such as the Finches, ...

Icon of the event Designing an Efficient and Effective Tracing Forward Project
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
North York Central Library

Much of what we know about effective genealogical research has to be thrown out the window when tracing forward. You can spend months filling in obscure details of your ancestors̍ siblings̍ descendancy charts and ...