Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services

26/01/2021

OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you cannot pick up your hold on time, please cancel it in your online account or contact Infoservice before the pickup date. 

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Free webinars by Ancestry Canada

12/05/2020

Ancestry Canada features two new Ancestry Extra presentations every week on Tuesday and Thursday. You can watch them live on Ancestry Canada’s Facebook page or watch the recordings afterward. Both sessions are free and no registration is required.

Today at 10 AM, Researching British Home Children presented by Gloria Tubman features the British Home Children, who are the ancestors of an estimated 10% of Canada’s current population. Join genealogist Gloria Tubman as she shares her advice and guidance on identifying the British Home Children in your family tree, and walks us through the resources available for uncovering their stories.

Thursday May 14 at 12 PM, We Must Have Swam Over — Research Strategies, Tips and Tricks for Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors presented by Cara MacDonald, helps you find your immigrant ancestors, which can be tricky. Join Cara MacDonald, Manager of Reference Services at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, as she shares her research process and tips for locating those hard to find immigration records. From the “why” behind being unable to locate difficult records to effective wildcard searching and gathering information from non-immigration sources, this workshop will help take your genealogy skills to the next level.

Enjoy a free workshop, and then visit OPL's Ancestry Library to find your roots!