Showing posts with label OurDigitalWorld. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OurDigitalWorld. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

They just keep growing

Since January 1, 2015 collections at OurDigitalWorld have grown and grown.

They have added 87,000 records, 100,000 audio, video, documents, photos, and 166,000 newspaper pages such as -

Grimsby Newspaper Index

Whitby Digital Newspaper Collection

Woodstock Newspapers

Peel Newspaper Index

Perry Township Digital Collections

Essex Free Press

Burlington Newspaper Index

Haldimand Museums

Halton Hills Newspapers

Burlington Images

Whitchurch-Stouffville Newspaper Index

Chatham-Kent Municipal Museums Digital Collections

Brockton Heritage Committee and Archive

Ontario Abolitionist Newspapers

Quinte West Public Library Digital Collections

and the list goes on and on...

The website is at


Need help in finding your Canadian ancestors?

As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we take this opportunity to offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).

Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at, or send an email with the subject "special" to to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!

Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since April 23, 2012.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2014

The Ontario Library Association is Canada's largest library organization and OLA's Super Conference is Canada's largest continuing education event in librarianship. 

They will be holding their Superconference called "A Universe of Possibilities" in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto January 29 – February 1, 2014.

OurDigitalWorld, which is in the forefront of putting Ontario newspapers online for example, will be at the Superconference and will present two talks on Bringing Multicultural History Online: Digitizing Ontario's Diverse Community Memory and Community Newspapers: Ways forward for providing digital access.

The website for OurDigitalWorld is

The website for the Ontario Library Association is v

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vote for OurDigitalWorld

We have received this news from the OurDigitalWorld people -

“Recently, ODW has applied for the EMC Heritage Trust Project grant and were informed this weekend that we are finalists in the grant process!

The proposal we put forward is to develop and enhance our newspaper portal which will be a one-stop search and free access to the largest collection of online Ontario newspapers and newspaper index records.

The Heritage Trust Project will select three winners from the list of finalists through a Facebook voting campaign available here:

I was wondering if you could ask your readership to vote for the OurDigitalWorld proposal and support the promise of more, free, easily searchable newspaper pages and index records to improve their research.

Many thanks for your consideration”.