Sunday, 15 April 2012

OGS Region VIII AGM and Genealogy Day


Next Saturday, April 21, 2012

From OGS Ottawa Branch

Join us at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, located on the southwest corner of Woodroffe Avenue and Tallwood Drive. Tallwood Drive is the western extension of Meadowlands Drive, from Woodroffe Ave to Centrepointe Drive. The entrance to the parking lot is from eastbound Tallwood Drive. Free parking is available in the lot. 
9:30-10:00 Check-in.  Coffee and tea will be available on arrival.  
10:00-11:00 Rick Roberts – “Organizing, Preserving and Sharing Physical Documents, Pictures, Printed Charts and Reports” 
11:00-11:30 break 
11:30-12:30  Region VIII Annual General Meeting and elections of Regional Director & Secretary  (Note: AGM is open to all current and prospective members of OGS Region VIII, whether registered for Genealogy Day or not; only paid up members are allowed to vote)
12:30-2:00 Lunch.  Time to browse the book tables and displays from local genealogical and historical organizations as well as Global Genealogy and others. 
2:00-3:00 Robert Serr√© - “An Earlier Settler than Philemon Wright?”
3:00-3:30 break 
3:30-4:30 Paul Henry, City of Ottawa Archivist - “Introduction to the City of Ottawa Archives” 
Cost at the door: $15 does not include lunch (there are several eating establishments within walking distance.) Please make cheque payable to “Ottawa Branch, OGS”. 
The City Archives will be open 10am to 5pm for research as well. 
The building is a scent-free environment. Some staff have a severe allergic reaction to scents and fragrances. We urge people to use unscented products and to avoid perfumes, body spray and other fragrances.
Free parking is available in the lot but spaces are limited. There is three- hour parking on Avenshire Street. OC Transpo buses number 94, 95, 156, 172, 174, 178 stop at the corner of Tallwood and Woodroffe.   For more information about parking arrangements, please contact the security desk at 613-580-2424 extension 39731. All participants need to register at the security desk when they enter and sign out when they leave.
The building is only equipped with hydration station, not water fountains. Participants need to bring their own water bottle to refill.

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