Thursday, 22 December 2011

News from OGS Ottawa Branch

I attended the final monthly meeting of the branch for 2011. It was a question and answer session with a panel, preceded by announcements.

Mike More will become co-Chair of the Branch, sharing duties with Heather Oakley, starting in 2012.

Mike More will be stepping down as Region 8 chair in 2012, and running for OGS vice-President.

Although many board positions remain vacant Tania Jones has stepped forward to organize the program.

Starting in January Branch monthly meetings will be held on a Saturday afternoon at the Ottawa City Archives building, 100 Tallwood Drive. The day will vary depending on facility availability. Check the website at

John Patton announced that a new CD publication of BMD announcements from three early Ottawa newspapers will be available from the Branch early in the new year.

Present at the meeting was Al Lewis, whose Bytown of Bust website of "Immigration and Settlement in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Canada, in the 1800's, Including the Cities of Ottawa and Hull / Gatineau" at is an essential area resource. 

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