Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Family Day Open House a Success!!

 On Monday, 15 February O.G.S. Durham Region Branch held it's first ever Family Day Open House.  The turnout was wonderful.  More than thirty people visited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Some visitors stayed for an hour and some for a few hours.  Twelve Durham member volunteers welcomed our guests and worked very hard throughout the day assisting them with their genealogy questions.  The office was filled with energy all day.  Frequently there were as many as twenty people discussing, working on the Web, reading reference materials or for some filling out an ancestor chart for the first time.  During the day people crowded around nine computers locating their genealogical information on the Internet.  It was an enjoyable day for all participants.
Congratulations to Bill and Loraine Hall of Ajax who won a 2010 Ontario Genealogical Society and Durham Region Branch memberships.

Thank you volunteers* for helping create the exciting day!!
*(Andy, Anne, Dan, Guy, Joyce, Kim, Lillian, Robbie, Ruth, Stephe, Tony, Wayne)

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