I thought others on the list might be interested in this Research Academy. I
would sure love to go but the best I can hope for right now is that free
trip to Okotoks!
Sent: February 21, 2004 2:41 PM
Subject: Research Academy in Ottawa
The complete program for the Research Academy in Ottawa at Library and
Archives Canada is now available! For a detailed program or to register:
Go to www.genealogicalstudies.com
Go to the menu item INFORMATION
Click on FIELD TRIP
A pdf document is available for viewing and printing.
Enjoy a week at Library and Archives Canada with lectures and research time
to help you break through your brick walls. You will meet the Canadian
Department Leader of the Certificate in Genealogical Studies program Brenda
Dougall Merriman and instructors Sharon Murphy, Louise St Denis, Ryan Taylor
and Glenn Wright.
We are restricted by available space at Library and Archives Canada and
therefore this Research Academy is for a very small group. About 1/2 of the
seats have already been reserved. Therefore, if you would like to attend, do
not wait too long.
For those coming from out-of-town, please note that our Hotel 'Guaranteed
Rate' expires on March 1st. We have chosen the March 28th date specifically
for out-of-town people with this in mind: The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario
Genealogical Society presents its 22nd annual Gene-O-Rama conference on
March 26 & 27. For more information: www.ogsottawa.on.ca.
Here is what is included in the Research Academy in Ottawa:
DATE: March 28 to 31, 2004 with two extra optional research days April 1 &
LECTURES: nine hours of in-classroom instructions with:
1. Ryan Taylor: Researching Canadian Newspapers
2. Marcel Barriault: Parish Registers & Genealogical Indexes
3. Brenda Dougall Merriman: Pre-Confederation Records Housed at the National
4. Glenn Wright: Resources for Researching a Military Ancestor from the 1885
Rebellion to the First World War
5. Cara Downey: Why are there no Middle Names? The Census of Canada from an
6. Sharon Murphy: Following a Family Through the Census
7. John Reid: Researching Home Children Records at Library and Archives
RESEARCH: spend 14 hours of research time at Library and Archives Canada
with our consultants and professional genealogists: Brenda Dougall Merriman,
Sharon Murphy, Alison Hare and John Reid. This is your opportunity to
receive hands-on research assistance and to ask questions of these experts.
They will offer advice and assist with research strategies, and hopefully
help you break through your brick walls. For those who wish to stay longer,
an additional fourteen hours of research time with our consultants is
TOURS: three guided tours
The staff at Library & Archives Canada will guide you through the
collections of the National Archives. The second tour will be of the
National Library holdings. The third tour will take you to the Gatineau
Preservation Centre. This tour will conclude with a reception offered by
Library and Archives Canada.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME: A questionnaire will be provided. Your answers will
help our consultants and professional genealogists prepare themselves for
your needs. We will provide you with instructions to pre-order documents so
that your research time at Library and Archives Canada are as productive as
possible. An online chat session will take place prior to this trip to
answer any last minute questions.
DRAWS: Lots of prizes including courses, supplies & a grand prize worth
COSTS: Sunday to Wednesday $145.00 all activities included, Thursday and
Friday $20 each day.
Accommodation, meals & transportation are not included.
For more information visit our website at www.genealogicalstudies.com, go to
menu item INFORMATION, click on FIELD TRIPS or call 1-800-580-0165 or local
to Toronto 416-861-0165.
Louise St Denis
The National Institute