Monday, 13 February 2017

Leverage the OGS Conference

If you plan on attending the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference in Ottawa, 16-18 June 2017, an event to remember, why not plan on staying a few extra days to follow up on some loose ends in your family history, or help celebrate the sesquicentennial.

Unless you registered already you're too late to participate in the conference's conducted tour of Library and Archives Canada. But you won't be too late to visit the building at 395 Wellington Street, on the Ceremonial Route, to do your own research.
You will need a reader card and, just as with any research visit, need to prepare. Read the advice at the LAC website. In particular, be aware that much of the archival material is stored offsite. It can take days for delivery so order well in advance.
For advice on genealogy resources look to the staff in the Genealogy Room on the 3rd floor at 395 Wellington.
For those with Ottawa ancestors the City Archives is a 15 minute walk from the conference site at Algonquin College.

The National Gallery, War Museum, and Canadian Museum of History (formerly Museum of Civilization) are not to be missed. Take a stroll to Parliament Hill and to the nearby Bytown Museum by the flight of locks between the Rideau Canada and Ottawa River.

Go to www.ottawa2017.ca/for 150 reasons to be in Ottawa in 2017, and that doesn't even include the OGS conference.

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