Genealogy, the study of ancestry and family histories, has grown interest not only as a fascinating pastime, but also as a discipline fundamental to the human condition.  In pursuit of family origins, shaped by a desire to find your "historical" place and to preserve your personal past for the future, genealogical studies can help you answer the question "Who am I?"

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Introduction to Genealogy

Discover your heritage in this intensive, hands-on introduction to the study of family ancestries. Participants are provided the tools needed to begin researching personal history and kinship. Topics include genealogical terminology, sources and resources, visual relics, and archives/databases. Find out who you are and your place in the larger historical picture.

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Genealogical Research

This course provides strategies to help you begin your family history quest. It explores basic research techniques, a review of available public sources as well as "archives in your attic" (often overlooked mementos in your home), and examines ways to overcome research roadblocks.

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Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Colleen Shea
Program Assistant
416-491-5050 ext.22685

Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator
416-491-5050 ext.22589