Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

14/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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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!