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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
North York Central Administration