Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Education and Ontario Family History

There's a new OGS/Dundurn Press publication in The Genealogist's Reference Shelf series. Education and Ontario Family History: A Guide to the Resources for Genealogists and Historians is by Marian Press.

I've not had a chance to review it.  Here's the blurb from the Dundurn website.
Many family researchers with Ontario roots discover they have ancestors who were teachers. Those with no teachers in the family may have ancestors who were part of the Ontario education system as students. Today there are numerous varied resources available to find information on teachers, pupils, schools, textbooks, and curricula in historical Ontario.

Education and Ontario Family History outlines the resources available for education from about 1785 to the early twentieth century, not only for genealogists, but also for other historians with an interest in educational records. Many historical resources are currently being digitized, and Ontario and education are no exceptions. These electronic repositories are examined in author Marian Press's book along with traditional paper and archival sources.
A 144 page paperback, ISBN 978-1-55488-747-7, the cover price is $19.99. I see it selling for $14.43 at

 Marian will be the speaker at the March BIFHSGO meeting.

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