Live and Learn: Family Stories

Join Local History Librarian, Peter Wilson, for a free workshop on how to unlock mysteries about your family history, including the basics to starting your search, how to research locally and internationally, and helpful online tools. 

Richmond Green / Monday, March 18 / 6 - 7 p.m. 


The Road to Marylake

Local author and historian Kelly Mathews presents the fascinating story of Marylake in the countryside of King. Originally built by Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, this country farm and estate was transformed into an agricultural
farm school and then later became the site of an Augustinian monastery and retreat centre named Marylake.

Central / Room A / Saturday / Mar 30 / 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Genealogy Basics at the Library

Ever wondered about your ancestors and where they came from? Our Local History and Genealogy Librarian Peter Wilson will help get you started. Peter will provide you with valuable tips, tricks and strategies to
help you stay focused and make the most of your research efforts. He will discuss basic types of records, how and where to start your search and what is available online. He will also highlight the myriad resources available to genealogists at RHPL, which houses the largest genealogy
collection in York Region.

Central / Room A / Saturday / Apr 27 / 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.