Archive for December, 2012

FYI: Registering for the Message Board

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

One of the best ways to participate on the OGS Member messageboard is to make sure you have registered. It can feel odd to have to sign in twice: once to the Members Only area and then once to the Messageboard, but it can be useful to set up an account and profile for yourself to use.

Here are the steps to Register

  1. Once you have logged into the Members Only area and selected Message Board from the green left hand menu, the message board screen will appear. Under the title OGS “Members Only” Message Board you will see five tabs.
  2. Select the Register tab
  3. Fill in the information requested: user name, email address and password. You can use whatever user name, email address and password you wish. The email address and password do NOT have to be the same as you use for your OGS membership.
  4. Select Submit.
  5. The Message board will send an email to the address you provided. There will be a link in that email. Clicking that link will confirm you as a registered member of the message board.

Now you are ready to connect with fellow OGS members!

FYI: Conference 2012 Wall of Ancestors Online

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

The Wall of Ancestors at Conference 2012 was very well supported by registrants who kept the members of Quinte Branch, particularly Lynn Heale, busy putting up cards during Conference. The information is now in a database on the Members Only portion of the OGS website for you to search and see if someone else’s research coincides with your own.

Thanks go to the members of Kingston Branch who transcribed the hundreds of cards, many handwritten, into electronic format: Helen Coffey, Duncan McArthur, Janice Rector, Joanne Stanbridge, and Ann Turner. Their work was proofread by Barbara Aitken, Mary Burns and Hilda Manning. Finally, Nancy Cutway merged their files into one table, cross-referenced and sorted it, and the OGS Webmaster has provided the link to it.

Have fun searching!

-Conference 2012 Committee

Heritage Photo of the Day: December 24, 2012

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Saint Nicholas on a roof, visiting mother and child. The Netherlands, 1925.

Saint Nicholas on a roof, visiting mother and child. The Netherlands, 1925.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

 

Nationaal Archief’s photostream (flickr)

A Merry Christmas to all 

And a Happy New Year!

 

Heritage Photo of the Day: December 23, 2012

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Some things never change!

Christmas Shoppers, c.1910-1915

Christmas Shoppers, c.1910-1915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Library of Congress Photostream (flickr)

Heritage Photo of the Day: December 22, 2012

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Carrying Home Christmas Baskets, c.1910-1915

Carrying Home Christmas Baskets,c.1910-1915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Library of Congress Photostream (flickr)

Update on the termination and replacement of the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services at Library and Archives Canada‏ from OGS President Shirley Sturdevant

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Good day OGS Members:

As you know, I have been advocating on your behalf and seeking further information about funding cuts and subsequent actions at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). I have been in dialogue with Robert Grandmaitre, Director of Reference Services for LAC. M. Grandmaitre and others from major libraries and library associations have in the past two months held two round-table discussions regarding the termination and replacement of the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services. I had offered to be a part of that discussion so that OGS, as the largest genealogical society in Canada, might be a part of the solution. Although my offer was not accepted, I was promised by M. Grandmaitre that we would receive the same documentation as the other participating parties for further discussion with or distribution to our members.

This morning, 21 December 2012, at 7:49 AM, following the second meeting held just yesterday, I received three such documents which I felt were essential for you to have access to:

**This information will eventually be placed in a more permanent location on our website but we are making it accessible to our members through this message since the Christmas break is upon us.

I hope that you and those you hold dear will be enjoying this holiday season but, should you decide to research those family members who gave you the heritage and customs you enjoy today, perhaps this information will be useful.

Meanwhile, The Ontario Genealogical Society shall stay its course in advocating for open and equal access to our Canadian archival documents.

Since I have this opportunity, I wish you all the very best for the Holiday Season and for a healthy and happy New Year!

Shirley L. Sturdevant, President

Ontario Genealogical Society

president@ogs.on.ca

Heritage Photo of the Day: December 21, 2012

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Making Toys, Germany, c.1910-1915

Making toys, Germany , c.1910-1915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Library of Congress Photostream

Heritage Photo of the Day: December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Christmas Toy Makers, c.1910-1915

Making Christmas Toys, c.1910-1915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Library of Congress Photostream

Heritage Photo of the Day: December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Pen-stryd, Dolgellau, Wales, c.1875

Pen-stryd, Dolgellau, Wales, c.1875

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales Photostream (flickr)

Heritage Photo of the Day: December 18, 2012

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Pendre, Caerwys, Wales, 1875

Pendre, Caerwys, Wales, 1875

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales Photostream (flickr)