The George Goos fonds encompass set of record documenting primarily Mr. Goos’ interests in genealogy. George conducted original research into his families genealogy and the records include extracts from church registers etc. back to the 1600?s. The records also include some specific records regarding his personal life and that of his parents. These records also include information about the early development of the Lutheran Church in Western Canada including the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon.
The George Goos records were provided to us by his wife in one accession. The records arrived in four boxes. Original order was difficult to determine; it appears the records were a work in progress. The papers and photos within the boxes were organized in a mixture of binders, folders and envelopes. Some of these containers (i.e. binders etc.) demonstrated a clear organization and order within them; some were labelled on the exterior with a category; some were simply miscellaneous collections. The meteorologist! (under the guidance of an archivist) surveyed the records to weed out duplicates (very few), and determine series titles for the records. The series titles are based on the record contents.
The records consist primarily of textual material and photographs, and include original notes, correspondence, photocopied records as well as published items and ephemera.
Taken together, the records represent … to be confirmed. The records are of value to family members and ….