Branch meetings are held at the Richmond Hill Public Library, 1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill (MAP) unless otherwise noted, at 7:15 pm on the second Wednesday. Dates and registration listed below:
April 12, 2023 – York Branch – UNUSUAL RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH IN YORK REGION
Speaker: Ruth Burkholder.
Ruth Burkholder, the daughter of British immigrants was born and raised in Toronto. She married into a Pennsylvania-German farming family.
The many genealogical challenges faced in finding the records of these two diverse family histories have lead her to an understanding and appreciation for the many different sources available for finding information. for the past 35 plus years, Ruth has worked as an historian and genealogist. She lectures, teaches, and works professionally as a researcher of local and family histories. Living just outside Toronto, she feels that she has the best of both rural and urban worlds.
Ruth is an active member of the Ontario Genealogical Society/Ontario Ancestors, both as a speaker and supporter of various projects of the Society and its branches. While we are all aware of the ‘usual’ sources for our family’s history, like vital records, census and directories,There are a number of sources not as well, known . Her presentation will revolve around these less known resources.
June 14, 2023
September 13, 2023
November 8, 2023