James Fraser, the new chair of the Scottish Studies program at the University of Guelph was one of the speakers at this year's Symposium, which is sponsored by the Scottish SIG of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
Towards the end of his talk, James announced a new initiative of the Scottish Studies Foundation, that of a new Genealogical and Family Institute at the University of Guelph. While still in the planning stages, the potential for this new Institute is vast.
To assist with the development of the new Institute, the University will begin a crowdfunding campaign in December of this year.
The Scottish SIG looks forward to working with the Scottish Studies program in supporting them in the further development of the new Genealogical and Family Institute.