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COURSE - Coming in Waves: British and Irish Emigration to Canada


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 to Wednesday, November 28, 2012
06:15 PM until 08:15 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.


From early records of assisted emigration and settlement, to later ship passenger manifests, records relating to an ancestor's emigration to Canada can provide unique and fascinating insights for family historians. Set within the context of an overview of British and Irish emigration to Canada in different eras, this new 4-session course offers strategies for identifying and using such records effectively in genealogical research. Our discussion of how and why people emigrated, and from where, at different points in time will include the period prior to 1865, for which most ship lists are not extant. This may be helpful to participants who hope to get a sense of where their ancestors may have lived in Britain or Ireland, if the location is not yet known. The classes will be held in a Learning Centre computer lab at the Toronto Reference Library, and participants should have basic computer skills.
Schedule: 4 sessions, Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 pm., November 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2012
Location: Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre A
Instructor: James F.S. Thomson
James F. S. Thomson has designed and taught over a dozen very popular advanced and expert-level family history courses co-sponsored by Toronto Branch OGS and the Toronto Public Library. For these courses and in his articles and presentations at conferences and workshops, as well as in his capacity as a University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies instructor, James draws on over thirty years of experience of family and local history research.
Special rates apply for members of the Ontario Genealogical Society. THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL


$66 ($60 for OGS members)


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789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

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