Re: "Our Roots" Canadian web site for genealogists
- Hi Jim:
I will forward your email by copy of this to our local distribution
list. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
At 03:25 PM 5/2/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Alberta Family Histories Society c/oGeorge Lake
>Mr. G. Lake,
>I am a member of the Quebec Family History Society in Montreal. Recently
>I received an e-mail about the web site
>http://www.ourroots.ca/e/ which is in the process of digitizing
>local Canadian histories. Each digitized book is searchable (enter your
>ancestors name) and the search results are links to the page(s) on which
>the name is found. An image of the page can be viewed so you can read
>the complete text.
>I don't have a vested interest in the site except that I think it is a
>very useful site that should be promoted.
>It is well laid out and reasonably fast, even with my 56K connection,
>and have actually found some new information on one of my ancestors,
>even though the project is far from finished
>The site is supported by universities, archives, including the National
>Archives of Canada, and others. Recently they were in a funding crunch
>but new money has just been promised by the Department of Canadian
>This project deserves the support of the genealogical community so it
>would be appreciated if you could recommend this site to your members
>and to the branches of the Alberta Family Histories Society. If "Our
>Roots" has good traffic, and if they get positive feedback, they can use
>those facts to continue their work and perhaps even expand it to include
>more books of interest to genealogists.
>If you wish to reach someone in the Our Roots organization, I have been
>corresponding with Jackie Bell (The National Project Manager for "Our
>Roots") in Calgary, her e-card is:
>Manager, Development Initiatives, University of Calgary Press
>2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
>Phone: (403) 220-6616 Fax: (403) 282-0085
>I have also put up a note about the site on our web site:
>http://WWW.CAM.ORG/~qfhs/ The actual page about "Our Roots" is
>I hope you can promote the use of this site to your members.
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