April 3, 2009
OGS Receives Grant
The Ontario Ministry of Culture has given OGS a $40,000 Cultural Strategic Investment Fund (CSIF) grant in support of the OGS scanning project Keeping and Valuing Ontario's Heritage. The grant will enable OGS to hire a Library Technician to assist in placing databases online. The Library Technician will also be able to provide advice on the management of OGS libraries and other data interests.
The project Keeping and Valuing Ontario's Heritage has also received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Jackman Foundation. OGS President Don Hinchley declared "This grant will assist OGS to move further into the age of technology by making more genealogical resources available to our membership online." OGS Executive Director Dr. Fraser Dunford pointed out that "this grant is further proof that OGS is moving in the right direction. Clearly we are doing something that granting agencies respect and support."