05 March 2009

Kudos Ottawa Branch News

The March-April issue of Ottawa Branch (OGS) News arrived in my mailbox on Thursday. Full of news and short articles, matching my ever-decreasing attention span, it's one of the best benefits of being an OGS and Ottawa Branch member. Even before I was a member I'd make a point of reading it at the Centrepointe library.

It's a nice mix of local genealogy news, short local articles, reprints of the most pertinent material from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, interesting web sites, contents lists from other genealogical publications and conference announcements.

Editor Ed Kipp and a host of steady contributors are to be congratulated.

The issue announced change coming to the publication, including moving from an booklet format to 8-1/2 by 11 journal format favoured by other OGS publications. The suggestion is this will make a move to a more reader-friendly two-column format and an electronic version easier.

The Branch also wants to change the name, no problems with that: "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

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