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I Want to Research My Ontario Family History: Where Do I Start?

This lecture for beginners will help you begin the search for your family history. You will learn to examine the basic records and methods needed to help you find information. Participants will be shown how to evaluate the information found and where to look next. You will also learn what information can be found online as well as in
libraries and archives.
Age: 16Y+   Cost: $8/1 class
Central Branch  Course Code: 200714
Wed/Oct 29 7:00pm-8:30pm
Registration opens on August 16 and a live link will be available to iris at that time.

This is the beginners session in our family history series presented by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, a Professional Genealogist based in Oakville.

I Want to Research My Ontario Family History: What’s Next?

The second part of this lecture series is at an intermediate level and will cover topics such as how to find a will; the importance of researching newspapers; where to look for your military
ancestor; immigration, naturalization and citizenship; and municipal records including assessment rolls, collector rolls and pre-1850 census records.
Age: 16Y+  Cost: $8/1 class
Central Branch  Course Code: 200713
Wed/Nov 05 7:00pm-8:30pm
Registration opens on August 16 and a live link will be available to iris at that time.

This is the intermediate session in our family history series presented by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, a Professional Genealogist based in Oakville.

I Want to Research My Ontario Family History: Advanced Search

The third lecture in the series is more advanced and will cover such topics as: land registry records, crown land records, land petitions and township papers. Land records are extremely useful in helping piece together a family’s history, their place of origin and might even uncover a will!
Age: 16Y+  Cost: $8/1 class
Central Branch  Course Code: 200712
Wed/Feb 04 7:00pm-8:30pm
Registration opens on August 16 and a live link will be available to iris at that time.

This is the advanced session in our family history series presented by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, a Professional Genealogist based in Oakville.

The First World War and Your Family History

In honour of the Centennial of World War I, we would like to help you learn about your ancestors’ participation in the war. This session will show you how to use library resources, Library and Archives Canada, Family Search and other sources to learn more about your family during the First World War.
Age: 16Y+  Cost: Free/1 class
Iroquois Ridge Branch  Course Code: 200747
Mon/Nov 10 2:00pm-4:00pm

Registration opens on August 16 and a live link will be available to iris at that time.

Genealogy Resources

Interested in researching your family roots? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to Ancestry Library Edition and other library resources that will help you get started.
Age: 16Y+  Cost: Free/1 class
Iroquois Ridge Branch  Course Code: 200702
Thu/Feb 12 7:00pm-8:30pm

Registration opens on August 16 and a live link will be available to iris at that time.

For more information on our genealogy programs, please email Elise C. Cole .

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