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Icon of the event Genealogy Discussion Group
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
North York Central Library

Have you ever tried doing family research in a cemetery? Do you know how to navigate your way on the Cyndi's List website? Would you like to learn how to review, prepare and leave your genealogy data permanently on multiple w...

Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 04
Tue May 10
Wed May 18
Wed May 25
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...

Icon of the event Quebec Family History Workshop
Sat Apr 16, 2016 | All Day
North York Central Library

This workshop will discuss the beginnings of New France from the time of its first trading posts and then the establishment of early settlements along the St. Lawrence River up to the present day creation of major cities in m...

Icon of the event Movin' On Up: Black History experience through television
Wed Feb 17, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

An examination of characters in popular television shows starring black actors and how their roles have affected our perception, from sitcoms to dramas. With local TV personality, producer, author and entrepreneur...

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 British Home Children and Child Migrants in Canada: breaking the silence
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North York Central Library

From the late 19th century to 1948, 118-120,000 children of all ages were brought to Canada in migrant schemes and used as indentured servants for our farms and our households. An estimated 4 million Canadians are descended f...

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:
Mon Jun 06
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 09
Tue Feb 16
Tue Feb 23
Icon of the event My Heritage : seven unique technologies to discover your relatives
Sun Apr 10, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join speaker Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist of, for a lecture examining seven unique technologies that can help genealogists discover their relatives. Mr. Horowitz holds board level positions with the Israe...

Icon of the event Genealogical Societies in Toronto: the present and future of the OGS and JGS
Wed Apr 20, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Richard Yeardye, Chair of the Ontario Genealogical Society (Toronto Branch) and Les Kelman, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society (Toronto) for an overview of their organizations' genealogical research and various...