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Genealogy Day at the Archives

When: Thursday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: George Spragge Classroom, Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto

In collaboration with the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS), the Archives of Ontario is excited to host a series of presentations about how researchers use archives to study genealogy.

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Time             Presentation & Presenter/s

9:30 am         
Registration and Access Pass Retrieval

10:00 am      
Opening remarks from John Roberts & Patti Mordasewicz, President, The Ontario Genealogical Society.

10:10 am       
Janice Nickerson:  Using the Archives of Ontario for Family History Research. Janice will start off the presentations with an introductory session on Using the Archives of Ontario for Family History Research.  Her presentation will encompass how to prepare for a visit, how to determine in advance what resources will help you get answers, how to use finding aids, reading the on-site information to help you use the resources, and where and how to get help onsite.

11:00 am      
Aaron Hope, Archivist – What’s New at the Archives Highlighting new collections acquired by the Archives that are available for research.

11:45 am      
Panel Discussion:  Alan Campbell, Past President of OGS and professional researcher based in Sarnia, Roger Robineau, Director on the OGS Board and enlightened amateur family historian based in Oakville. Ontario Genealogical Society members who have done research at the Archives will talk about what resources they used and how those resources helped them in their family history research. 

12:30 pm        Break for lunch.

1:00 pm         
sk an Archivist/Ask a Conservator in the Alexander Fraser Reading Room. Get your questions ready and book an Ask an Archivist appointment.  A Conservator will also be available in the Reading Room for questions  – no appointment needed.

Take a tour of the Archives facility, including the award-winning Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150 exhibit.
Register for Genealogy Day at the Archives and Ask an Archivist