Friday, 30 May 2008

Announcement speculation

Friday 30 May is the first day of the annual OGS conference, this year being held in London, Ontario. It's the biggest genealogy event in Canada and as such often the occasion for announcements of new products and services.

At last year's event Ancestry.ca announced the company had reached agreement with Library and Archives Canada to index incoming ship's passenger lists. I'm hoping we might see an announcement of a product from that agreement.

LAC have been working on linking the LDS indexing of the 1881 census to images of the original enumerators forms scanned from microfilm.

It would also be interesting to hear any news on the availability of online images of the 1916 census of the Prairie provinces which is now held by LAC.

Brenda Dougall Merriman has been hard at work on a major update to her book Genealogy in Ontario: Searching the records which may be ready for release.

The new Legacy Family Tree 7.0, perhaps without the boxes, will be available at the conference from Global Genealogy.

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