Course title: Research Methods for Genealogy and Local History
Instructor: Lutzen Riedstra
Date and time: Monday, January 22, 2018, 9:00 – 4:00
Location: Archives of Ontario classroom, 134 Ian MacDonald Blvd, North York, Toronto
Minimum/maximum participants: 10 minimum and 20 maximum
Cost: $100 (student AAO member); $125 (AAO member); $200 (non-member)
AAO-PDC facilitator: Stacey Lapp
Other: Refreshments will be provided. Lunch is available at York University campus food court.
Course description: This one-day workshop will guide information professionals on how to support their users’ genealogical and local history research. Participants will be introduced to genealogy, its methodology and the aims of the researcher, as well as to a variety of local history research interests. They will be given an overview of the types of published, archival and online resources that are available to researchers. Course participants will be better able to provide reference services to patrons in these popular areas.
Instructor Bio: Lutzen Riedstra is the former archivist for the Stratford Archives, and currently teaches a course in archival description for Western University. He has extensive working experience as a genealogist and local historian.
• Understand how to conduct a reference interview with a researcher
• Be familiar with genealogical and local history research methodology
• Understand how to identify and interpret primary archival sources such registry office records, municipal records, census records, directories, and other local resources
Course format: Lecture/demonstration