Monday, January 17, 2011

Archives of Ontario will be Extending its Hours of Operation

To the genealogy community and all supporters of the
"Request for Restored Access to Records and Facilities at the Archives of Ontario":
As mentioned in the December message, the Archives of Ontario released the following message on Friday, January 14.

The Archives of Ontario will be extending its hours of operation.  Effective Tuesday, February 8, 2011, we will offer extended hours of service on Tuesdays and Thursdays to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Services available during these hours will include registration, assistance from reference archivists, access to self service microfilm, microfiche and finding aids, viewing of previously ordered materials, and access to the exhibit gallery.  Requests for certifications, reproductions and copyright that are placed during extended hours will be sent for processing on the next business day.

Extending our hours of operation will allow us to better meet customers’ needs and showcase Ontario’s public and private archival records to new audiences. 

It is great news, but that committee would like to add that there is an initial five-month trial period, after which the extended service will be evaluated.
Over the next few months, we must vote with our feet! 
Please encourage our O.G.S. colleagues,  friends and students to use the Archives. 

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