Region 3 Meeting - Ask the Experts

Saturday April 19, 2014
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Harriston Community Centre
111 George St. South, Harriston, ON N0G 1Z0 (map)

Registration*: $20.00 / $25.00 (at the door)
Lunch*: $10.00
Registration Deadline: April 4, 2014
* - per person  

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Dietary restrictions
8:30 Registration and Shopping
9:00 Opening of Meeting
9:15 Cindy Preece, Archives Administrator at the Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections

"Congregations & Convocations: Genealogical Research in the Laurier Archives"

The Laurier Archives contains the University’s research collection of archival papers, rare books and historic university records. The focus of the collection is the Canadian environmental conservation movement, the Lutheran Church in Canada, and Canadian music.
Laurier Archives
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Karen Wagner, Archivist at the Wellington County Museum and Archives

"Discovering Resources Available at the Wellington County Archives"

The Wellington County Museum and Archives (WMCA) is a National Historic Site, the Wellington County House of Industry founded in 1877. The archives holds collections related to the history of Wellington County, including a large newspaper collection, county will index, school records, local business records, and more.

Wellington County Museum and Archives
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Archives of Ontario

"Accessing and Preserving Your Family Heirlooms"

Participants will learn how to care for their family history documents at home, including detailed instructions on proper storage and handling. The presenter will offer advice about where to acquire archival supplies or the help of an independent conservator. This presentation also includes information about digitizing private collections to ensure they will be available for future generations.

Archives of Ontario
2:15 Coffee Break
2:30 Question Period
4:00 Closing of Meeting