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Library & Archives Canada: A Goldmine

When:
October 9, 2019 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
2019-10-09T18:15:00-04:00
2019-10-09T20:15:00-04:00
Where:
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St Toronto M4W 2G8
Cost:
$65 ($55 OGS)
Contact:
Toronto Branch OGS

A GOLDMINE for FAMILY RESEARCHERS: LIBRARY & ARCHIVES CANADA

Wednesdays, October 9, 16 and 23 (3 week course)

Co-sponsored with the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library.

Registration is required. Registration is now open.

Library & Archives Canada (LAC) holds multiple millions of highly prized national records. The LAC has curated two repositories of special interest to genealogists and historians, Canadiana and more recently Héritage. This 3-week course will show you how to think like an archivist by searching the LAC website to your best advantage and then applying your results to further your research in Canadiana and Héritage. This hands-on class will be using early 19th century Ontario records as examples. The skills learned can then be applied to your own research.

Course Instructor: Guylaine Pétrin

Guylaine Pétrin, BA, MLS has worked in bank, public and academic libraries. She is an avid genealogist and family historian, and an active member of OGS. She enjoys visiting local archives and discovering the stories hidden in petitions and letters to the governments. She has written stories and presented workshops based on these petitions.

By public transit:
The closest TTC subway station is Bloor/Yonge.

Driving to the Library is not recommended. Parking in the immediate area is extremely limited.

The Toronto Reference Library is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, visit our policies page.

For assistance with a specific accommodation request, please send an email message to torontocourses@ogs.on.ca

For our policies regarding registration and refunds, please see our policies page.

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Did you know?

That Toronto Branch OGS has more than 600 members? That members get a discount on publications, and course and workshop registration fees?