Saturday, 23 January 2016

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto AGM and talk by Jane MacNamara

This Sunday, January 24 at  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. sees the first meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto for 2016.

Following the Annual General Meeting and Elections renowned Ontario genealogist Jane MacNamara will speak on The Archives of Ontario: What's In it for Me?
The Archives of Ontario (AO) is a rich source for family history. You can find records of birth, marriage, death, and divorce, land records, and estate files, but that's just scratching the surface. Only some records are indexed by name online; the rest must be found using online and on-site finding aids.
This presentation will help you understand how archival records are organized and "described" and demonstrate how you can get the most from the AO's Archive Descriptive Database. There will be "insider" tips for both new and seasoned researchers and many techniques will be applicable to any modern archives.
Sounds like a good way to spend a Sunday morning. Maybe Jane knows of a way to keep up to date with new resources at the AO, something they are reluctant to advertise.

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