Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Toronto "Summer Camp"

For many years I've been hearing BIFHSGO Librarian Betty Warburton mention the "Summer Camp" run by OGS Toronto Branch. She's been back many times so it must have quite something going for it. This year the sites visited include the new Ontario Archives at York University, an opportunity to become familiar with the new facility.

Here's the announcement from Toronto Branch.

14th Genealogy "Summer Camp"
Toronto, 7-12 June 2009

Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Branch

Co-ordinator: Jane MacNamara

Now in its 14th year, Genealogy Summer Camp is an innovative week-long program that brings both out-of-town and local researchers with Ontario roots to the wonderful cluster of archives and libraries in Toronto. Each day, participants will travel as a group to a different repository, including the Archives of Ontario in its new location at York University, where they will receive tutorials on available records and spend time doing hands-on research under the guidance of local experts. The fee for 2009 is $200. This covers approximately 7 hours of tours and tutorials, 25 hours of instructor-guided personal research, and all worksheets and handouts. Both out-of-town researchers and local “day campers” are welcome.

For complete details, including lists of venues, resources and tutorials, accommodation information and an application form, please visit www.torontofamilyhistory.org/summer.html,
call 416-733-2608 (voice mail),
e-mail info@torontofamilyhistory.org.

Applications should be submitted by May 1, although earlier contact is appreciated.

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