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  • Xenia Stanford
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 21, 2004
      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!

      -----Original Message-----
      From: admin@...
      Sent: February 21, 2004 2:41 PM
      To: president@...
      Subject: Research Academy in Ottawa

      Hello Xenia,

      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
      Historical Perspective
      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

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