Tuesday, August 2, 2011

One World - One Family Conference

Press Release -

"The Toronto Ontario Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is putting on a conference that will assist new and seasoned researchers in conducting research both in Canada and across the globe at the world.

For research in Canada, we are offering workshops addressing...

Aboriginal, Canada/USA relatives, Quebec, and Ontario Municipal Records.

For global research, we are pleased to address your interests in...

Britain, British West Indies, China, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jewish, Philippines, Poland, and Spanish family history research.

In addition, be sure to consider the offerings on...

How to Begin, Finding Research Done by Others, Learning more about maximizing the use of FamilySearch.org, Preserving Family Memories, Involving Children and Youth in Family History, Indexing, Genetic Genealogy, Interactive Family History Blogs, and Scrapbooking.

We warmly welcome you to our Second Annual Conference and know you will have an enlightening and uplifting experience"!

It will be held September 17, 2011 from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. The Toronto Ontario Stake is located at 24 Ferrand Drive, Toronto ON M3C 3V4".

Registration is $20 Includes Box Lunch. Registration is at http://www.oneworldonefamily-theevent.com/Registration

Scottish Immigrants to Canada

I have just received permission to repost this notice by Caitlin McNally of PBS in New York -

"My name is Caitlin McNally, and I'm doing research for an American public
television genealogical program. I'm trying to learn about Scottish
immigrants to Canada, particularly the McLauchlen and Murray families. I
have a few names and dates, and was wondering if someone could help me fill
out these family trees a bit. Most importantly, I'm trying to discover if
and when these families came to Canada from Scotland, what their livelihoods
were in Canada, and why they left Scotland.

Also, any larger context about Scottish immigration to Canada during the
generations when these families immigrated would be much appreciated!

Here are the individuals and the little information I have:

John Robert McLauchlen
born 1851 (?) in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick
married June 18 1875 in Boston, MA

James McLauchlen
born in Scotland??
and Sarah McLauchlen
born in New Brunswick?

wife of John Robert McLauchlen: Jesse Murray
born January 1854 in Pictou (?), Nova Scotia
--daughter of--
John and Mary Murray
born in Nova Scotia?

If you know of anyone I could speak with about these families as well as
Scottish immigration to Nova Scotia, I'd appreciate it greatly. Many thanks
in advance and I look forward to hearing from you -- I can be reached at
this email caitlinarkmedia@gmail.com, or at my office in New York: (718) 935-9745".

All the best,

Caitlin McNally | Producer/Director | Ark Media for PBS-WNET
office 718.935.9745 | mobile 917.981.5541