The Toronto Family History Centre is a branch facility of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and is located in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 24 Ferrand Drive (416-422-5480 ext.111). Our volunteers and staff are happy to help patrons explore their family history by pointing out helpful genealogical resources. Everyone is welcome to come to the centre and use our resources. There is no charge – family history centres are free.
Obituary published in the Toronto Star on May 3, 2014
When you search for ancestors, you find great friends. At
Brampton Civic Hospital on May 1, 2014, John Brian Gilchrist, beloved and only
son of Audrey Long (Toronto) and the late John "Jack" Gilchrist
(Calgary). Brian, a proud 4th generation Torontonian, and 9th generation
Canadian of English, Irish, Scottish, German, and American descent, was born
April 7, 1956 in TorontoWesternHospital.
A lifelong interest in genealogy and local history led Brian to a host of
friends in genealogical and archival circles. Most recently he was the
reference archivist at the PeelArtGalleryMuseum and Archives
(PAMA) happily working in the county of his pioneer McClure family. Brian
published a definitive genealogy entitled The "Clan" McClure: Historical
Highlights. Compiler and editor of Inventory of Ontario Newspapers 1793-1986,
Brian also wrote many genealogical articles, and contributed to numerous radio
and television programs on genealogical topics. His speeches were full of
information and humour-with an unmatched style of delivery that drew crowds.
Brian will be missed by many relatives, friends, and colleagues. In April,
Brian entered hospital for the last time, after a series of illnesses...
"then he slept with his ancestors." Hebrew, 1 Kings 14:20. Friends
may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto,
at Windermere Ave., east of Jane subway, Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral
Service will be held at The Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church Street,
Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment St. James
Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to The Cathedral Church of St.
James Restoration Fund or Sleeping Children Around the World. Online
condolences may be made throughwww.turnerporter.ca