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3857FW: Toronto Public Library Genealogical Resources

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  • Gordon Lane
    Feb 20, 2005
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      Gordon Lane
      Alberta Family Histories Society
      712-16th Ave NW,
      Calgary, AB, T2W 0J8


      Subject: Toronto Public Library Genealogical Resources

      The attached announcement, also reproduced below in the text of this
      message, concerns changes to internet-based genealogical resources available
      from Toronto Public Library. We appreciate your assistance informing your
      members and others of this change.

      From Bob's Your Uncle, Eh! to the Virtual Reference Library

      Toronto Public Library's online resources are evolving to keep pace with new
      developments in Internet technology. Effective December 7 2004 the site
      Bob's Your Uncle, Eh! will be discontinued, and the Virtual Reference
      Library (VRL) will be our one-stop source for links to genealogy websites.

      Genealogists are invited to explore the family history resources available
      through the Virtual Reference Library. The VRL includes many of the sites
      that were part of Bob's Your Uncle, Eh! As well, the VRL offers research
      advice, databases, digital collections, library information, news feeds, and

      Browse the VRL by subject or search by keyword to find information on topics
      that include vital statistics, census indexes, military records, city
      directories, and maps and gazetteers. Genealogy resources for Toronto,
      Ontario, and Canada are covered in depth. You will also find selective
      listings of recommended sites for international family history research.

      The genealogy section of the Virtual Reference Library is maintained by
      librarians from Toronto Public Library's two major genealogy
      collections: North York Central Library's Canadiana Department and Toronto
      Reference Library's Special Collections, Genealogy & Maps Centre. We welcome
      your feedback and suggestions of sites to include.

      Visit the VRL at www.virtualreferencelibrary.ca. You'll find Genealogy
      listed in the Subject Directory section of the home page.

      TORONTO RESIDENTS - Link to ttp://vrl.torontopubliclibrary.ca for the VRL
      with additional Toronto Public Library resources (like the library
      catalogue, magazines, newspapers, and more). For some resources, a Toronto
      Public Library card is required for access. You'll find Genealogy listed in
      the Subject Directory section of the home page.

      Toronto Public Library Home Page: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

      Harini Yapa
      North York Central Administration
      Tel: 416-395-5794
      Fax: 416-395-5668