11 October 2006

Ottawa's Active Anglican Archives

One of the items awaiting my return from two weeks in England was a copy of the newsletter of the Friends of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa Archives. This is volume 6, number 3. Congratulations to editor Elizabeth Taylor who puts together a newsy newsletter, so many others are not, and to Archivist Glenn Lockwood under whose guidance the Archives is so active.

The Archives, at Christ Church Cathedral, is an important resource for area genealogists. Find basic information on its holdings, when and how to access them here. As the newsletter makes it clear, the Archives is more than genealogy. This summer Felan Parker, working during during a break from studies at Carleton University, produced a video Misfiled: an archival murder mystery, while co-chair of the recent BIFHSGO fall conference, Brian Glenn, is part way into a project to photograph and catalogue all the stained glass in the churches of the Diocese. Brian will speak on the project at the AGM of the Friends on November 19 at 2pm in Cathedral Hall.