Don’t forget that this Saturday you can catch Jess Posgate talking about all things OurDigitalWorld – OurOntario.ca, the VITA Digital Toolkit, Ontario Community Newspapers, INK, GovDocs, and other initiatives at the Ontario Genealogical Society Toronto Branch’s full-day event.
Session C2: Searching Ontario’s Family History with OurDigitalWorld
Speaker Jess Posgate
OurDigitalWorld (ODW) is a not-for-profit organization that has a long role in bringing Ontario’s community collections online for free public access. In this session, we’ll look at where to find more than 200 years of Ontario’s local history in photos, documents, genealogical resources, oral histories, and more. Learn about ODW’s three main portals: OurOntario.ca, Ontario Community Newspapers, and Ontario GovDocs. Plus, we’ll explore some of the 150 local collection sites and how to bookmark “what’s new” search results, add missing information, contribute comments or your personal items to local collections, and share your discoveries with colleagues and family members.