Saturday, 15 May 2010

Scottish genealogy workshop in Toronto June 18th 2011

The Toronto branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is planning a Scottish genealogy workshop on June 18th 2011 at North York Central Library, with the library co-sponsoring the event.

Yours truly has been very kindly invited to attend as a speaker for the day, and I am provisionally planning to give talks on the nature of the Scottish church, house and land history, and the Scottish weaving industry (focussing on the trade in Perth). There will also be other speakers, with plenty of other topics to focus on, so should be a great and packed day for anyone researching their Scottish ancestry!

The last time I was in Canada was in 1999, when filming the Celtic America TV series for Scottish Television. On that occasion, although predominantly working in the US, I managed to make it to Nova Scotia on three separate occasions (including a very nice wrap party at the Lower Deck pub in Halifax after three months filming!), and Quebec on another occasion, staying at the Chateau Frontenac, but was only able to visit Toronto en route, seeing nothing more than the airport - so very much looking forward to remedying that!

There will be more information on this in due course, but as it is being announced today at the society's annual conference, I thought I would give you the heads up from this end also - I look forward to seeing you in Toronto next year!

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