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History & Genealogy

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 Dec 02
Icon of the event Black History Experience Through Television
Wed Feb 17, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

Join local TV personality, producer, author and entrepreneur...

Icon of the event A Series of Social History
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

Understanding how your ancestors lived can enrich your appreciation of your family?s history. This four-session course is designed to cover various aspects of everyday life with particular emphasis on 19th century Canada. Dis...

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 02
Tue Feb 09
Tue Feb 16
Tue Feb 23
Icon of the event Ulster Historical Foundation North American Tour 2016
Sat Mar 05, 2016 | All Day
North York Central Library

If you have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors and would like to pursue your genealogical roots in the province of Ulster then this full day workshop may be of interest to you. Through a series of lectures you will discover how t...

Icon of the event Bringing History to Life
Wed Mar 16, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North York Central Library

Canadians have faced incredible challenges and succeeded where others have failed. Join...

Icon of the event Introduction to Genealogy and Family History
Sat Feb 20, 2016 | 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. It highlights vital records (civil and church), census records and probates (wills), showing how to extra...

Icon of the event The Shooting of Bill Alexander
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Corporal William Alexander's death by court-martial is the sole of these executions for which we have an eye-witness record. Dennis Duffy tells the story of Alexander and the man who witnessed his death, Canon Frederick Scott...