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Re: "Our Roots" Canadian web site for genealogists

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  • George Lake
    Hi Jim: I will forward your email by copy of this to our local distribution list. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Geo ... George Lake Chairman,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2003
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      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/o
      >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:
      >Jackie Bell
      >Manager, Development Initiatives, University of Calgary Press
      >2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
      >Phone: (403) 220-6616 Fax: (403) 282-0085
      >E-mail: bell@...
      >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
      >at: http://WWW.CAM.ORG/~qfhs/hap_ourroots.html
      >I hope you can promote the use of this site to your members.
      >Jim Scott
      >Quebec Family History Society,
      >Pte. Claire,
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      George Lake
      Chairman, Alberta Family Histories Society
      Calgary Canada

      email: chairman@...
      AFHS Website: www.afhs.ab.ca

      my website: www.glake.ca

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