Toronto Branch Presentation

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Toronto Branch Presentation on February 26th

Gwyneth Pearce, Publicity, Toronto Branch, OGS

The next Toronto Branch meeting will take place on Monday, February 26th starting at 7:30 pm at Lansing United Church at Poyntz Avenue and Beecroft Road in North York.

Increasingly, academic institutions are undertaking research that involves digitizing materials and compiling historical databases for computer analysis and

interpretation. These “digital humanities” projects, which combine history and social sciences with computing, can often be valuable resources for genealogy as well. Speaker Marian Press will bring us up to speed on both new and established projects in our main presentation at the February meeting, Digital Humanities for Family Historians — An Update for 2018.Exterior view of Queen’s College, Cambridge  (image courtesy of Diana Thomson).

Refreshments will not be served at this meeting but there are plenty of spots nearby to pick up a quick coffee, tea or snack. After the break, we’ll close out the meeting with a mini-presentation from Beth-Lynn Adams titled Chasing Betts Houses.

As usual, the Members Network will be gathering in advance of the main meeting, beginning at 6:15 pm — this is an opportunity to share your family history experiences and questions in an informal setting. All Branch members are welcome to join in.Lansing United Church is a short walk from the Sheppard-Yonge subway station. Parking on local streets is free after 6:00 pm and there are pay parking options nearby. Please leave the few spaces in the church parking lot for members with accessibility needs.

Toronto Branch meetings are free to attend and all are welcome. To find out what’s in store over the next few months, visit our Meetings page.

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