Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gwyneth Pearce, Secretary of the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, has sent the winter meeting schedule, and it is -

Tracing Your African Heritage in the British West Indies
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 1 – 5 p.m.
This half-day course will cover the basic principles of research, how to read and interpret slave registers, what to look for in vital records, church records, parish registers and much more.
Instructor: Pooran Bridgelal
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

The Social History of Medicine in 19th Century CanadaTuesdays, February 4 & 11, 2014, 2 – 4 pm
This two-part lecture series will examine life and death and the role of medicine in Canada in the nineteenth century, as well as the revolution in Canadian medical education from 1875 to 1920 that extended life span and professionalized medicine and medical training.
Instructor: Dr. Marianne Fedunkiw
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

Making the Internet Work for GenealogyWednesdays, February 12, 19 & 26 & March 5, 2014, 6:15 – 8:15 pm
This four-week course is aimed at those who have considerable experience already with using the Internet for genealogy, but who are interested in learning how to fine tune their search abilities and how to take advantage of the social networking opportunities the Internet provides.
Instructor: Marian Press
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Tracing Your East Indian Heritage in the British West IndiesSaturday, February 15, 2014, 1 – 5 pm
This half-day course will cover the basic principles of research, how to understand indenture contracts, what to look for in vital records, church records, parish registers and much more.
Instructor: Pooran Bridgelal
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

The Social History of Dress in 19th Century CanadaTuesdays, February 18 & 25, 2014, 2 – 4 pm
This two-part lecture series is intended as a primer to the social history of dress seen in 19th century photographs, with a special emphasis on Canadian history. The course will cover the period from 1840 to 1910.
Instructor: Ingrid Mida
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

Introduction to Genealogy and Family History
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10 am – 3 pm
A fast-paced one-day course that introduces some of the type 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 extract and evaluate data.
Instructor: Linda Reid
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
They are parented by the OGS and the North York Central Library.
To learn more, you can go to http://torontofamilyhistory.org/

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Genealogy “Summer Camp”

The 17th Summer Camp will be held in Toronto from the 16th to the 21st June, 2013. It is being held by the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

In their press release, they say that “Genealogy "Summer Camp" is a unique program that brings out-of-town family historians to Toronto for an intensive week of tutorials and hands-on research, with the guidance of local experts, at the many archives and reference libraries in Toronto. We take full advantage of Toronto’s great public transit system, and we keep the group small to allow lots of help from our local experts.

If you're from out-of-town, we encourage you to stay with the group. We have arranged economical university residence accommodation.

The 2013 Genealogy “Summer Camp” will be number 17! More than 135 participants from England, right across Canada and many US states have attended the 16 previous Summer Camps—some more than once! We’ve also welcomed many local participants as “day campers”. It is an excellent way to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with the libraries and archives in our city. It is also a great excuse for a week of concentrated research.

This year’s Summer Camp is scheduled for June 16 to 21, 2013. The Summer Camp fee for 2013 is $240 (Cdn), which covers approximately 7 hours of lectures and tutorials, 25 hours of hands-on instruction and all worksheets and handouts.

For details as to venues, resources, tutorials and accommodation, and to download an application package, visit www.torontofamilyhistory.org/summercamp.html, or contact Jane MacNamara at info@torontofamilyhistory.org”.

Applications should be received by 16 May 2013.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Genealogy Education in the Greater Vancouver Area

There are a number of educational opportuntes this year in the Greater Vancouver area that may be of inerest to you. They are -

Cloverdale Library - Instructor Brenda Smith teaches both “Start Searching your Family History: A Beginners' Workshop in 5 Lessons” and “Start Writing your Family History: A Communications Workshop in 5 Lessons”.

To go to their Family History page, click on to www.surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/4815.aspx and to see the program she is offering, click on to www.surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/5521.aspx

College for the Retired, Burnaby - M. Diane Rogers teaches 2 courses – both 8 week sessions, “Genealogy 202″ for beginners and those returning to genealogy after a period away from research, and “Internet Genealogy” for those wanting to learn how to best use Internet resources, including hands-on experience with Ancestry.com.

To see the two courses Diane is teaching, go to www.cccrburnaby.org/#!courses/vstc1=geneology

Maple Ridge - Instructor Rob Whitlock’s evening course through Ridge Meadows College in Maple Ridge, “Find Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy” will run first, January 31-February 21, and next, from May 14-June 4, 2013.

To go to Maple Ridge College, click omn to http://rmcollege.ca/general-interest-courses

New Westminster Continuing Education - M. Diane Rogers will teach an all day “Introduction to Genealogy” seminar through New Westminster Continuing Education, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

To see the General Interest Courses, go to http://district.sd40.bc.ca/programs-services/continuing-ed-general-interest-programs

Or you can go to the British Columbia Genealogical Society at their blog www.bcgs.ca