Family Tree Maker with Mark Olsen

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The York Region Branch of the OGS is proud to present an evening with Mark Olsen. Mark is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007.

Learn about Family Tree Maker, have your questions answered, and purchase the latest version of the FTM software. This event is open to everyone. Membership with OGS is not required.

Please follow this link to register for the event. Seating is limited.

York Region Branch Meeting June 13

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Come join York Region Branch on Wed. June 13 for an education session about the Local History Room at Richmond Hill Public Library. The talk will be at the Central Branch of the library on the southwest corner of Yonge St. and Major Mackenzie Dr. Our speaker will be Peter Wilson, Local History Librarian, who will describe the many genealogical resources available to researchers in the Local History Room. The meeting will run from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., and coffee will be provided at the break.

Spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested in this topic. As always there is no admission fee and non-members are welcome to attend.

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Richmond Hill Public Library Genealogy Programs (Winter 2018)

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The first series of programs that have been organized for January to April is an introductory series on genealogy. They will feature 2 programs by Ruth, one with Linda Reid and one with Marian Press. I am very excited to have been able to get such a great group of speakers for this first series. Please find attached a poster. Feel free to share it with others who might be interested. Any additional promotion of this is greatly appreciated. For those who may have missed Linda Reid’s presentation on DNA at your September meeting, here is a second chance.
Registration is now open. You can find them through our programs page on the RHPL website or by searching for Genealogy near Richmond Hill on Eventbrite ( We charge a small registration fee of $6.00 plus HST to help defray our costs.
For more details please check this poster link: RHPublicLibraryGenealogyPrograms(Jan-Apr2018)

June 14 Branch Meeting

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Just a reminder that for this branch meeting the speaker is: Christine Woodcock and the topic they will be speaking on is: Scottish Poor Law

The meeting will be held at Richmond Hill Public Libary.

Branch Meeting April 12th

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April 12th meeting poster
Join Co-founders of the British Home Child Group International Karen Mahoney and Sandra Joyce as they speak about the historical importance of this child migrant scheme. As well, they will provide important tips to start your research.

Library Closed

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Due to some renovations, the 4th floor of the Library where our books are stored is closed. Renovations are expected to last for 4 to 6 weeks.