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Icon of the event A Tale of Two Sisters : the History of the Atlantic Empresses
Wed Oct 21, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North York Central Library

Author Ian Kinder will give a lively discussion about the life of the

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 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 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 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 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...

Icon of the event Etobicoke: Then and Now
Wed Sep 16, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North York Central Library

Denise Harris will give a talk focusing on the rich history of the former township of Etobicoke as it progressed from forests to farms to the suburbs and industry of today's urban environment. Old photographs of historic plac...

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 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...