OGS Toronto Branch lecture series — Researching your military ancestors

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will hold another great lecture series, War and Rebels, from November 18 to 26. This will be the branch’s third lecture series.

The four webinars in this lecture series are about researching Canadian ancestors, especially those living in 19th and 20th-century Ontario, who served in the military. In this series, you will learn about the background to these conflicts, the personalities involved and the records that can help you trace your ancestors. Were they in the regular army, home militia, merchant navy or perhaps war brides? Or were they rebels looking to challenge the established order?

November 18
Exploring Military Records at Library and Archives Canada (WWI and WWII) presented by Sophie Tellier  and Jeannie Buchanan-Breit 

November 19
Researching Military Service in Canada, 1840-1902 presented by Glenn Wright

November 25
1837 Rebellion and Our Difficult Path to Democracy presented by Bruce Beaton

November 26
Second World War Research: Are You Ready? presented by James F.S. Thompson

All four one-hour sessions will include handouts. You may attend all of them or pick the sessions that interest you.

The first lecture will be free to everyone. All subsequent sessions will be $8 each for OGS members and $10 for non-members.

Or register for the full series for only $20 (OGS members) or $25 (non-members).

For those who can’t attend the live session, a closed-captioned recording will be available to registrants until December 31.

The presentation descriptions and registration can be found on the Toronto Branch website.

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