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FYI: TONI is now over 1 Million!

The Ontario Name Index (TONI) has surpassed the 1 million name mark. TONI was begun by OGS in 2010, as one of the 50th anniversary projects. At the Annual General Meeting at Conference 2011 in Hamilton, TONI was officially launched on the OGS website (http://www.ogs.on.ca/home/projects.php#toni)

TONI reached the 500K mark in time for Conference 2012 in Kingston and volunteers have been working hard over the summer to double that number. With an upload of another 50,000 named this week, TONI reached the one million entry mark.

TONI provides a single index of Ontario names, indicating where information about that person can be found. It includes any source that includes an Ontario personal name. TONI points researchers in the right direction to locate information about their person of interest in Ontario. The location may be a Branch document, a web site, a microfilm, a family history, an archive, etc. The index is available on the public part of the OGS website so that anyone can access it. TONI should make OGS and Branch resources more visible.

If you or your Branch/SIG would like to help push TONI to the two million mark, contact me at toni@ogs.on.ca

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