Monday, August 29, 2011

Free Access – Immigration Records

A reader of the blog wrote to me yesterday to tell me that the British arm of is offering free access to immigration records from today up until the 5th September.

You can search and view all of the immigration records for free.

I will be checking my Barclay, and Hitchens names to see if there is anything new.

Thank you Craig for passing along the word.

If you want to check them out, they are at

New Blog – AFGS Acadian Heritage News

The tag line is “Focus of this blog is to provide news and information regarding Acadian Heritage”.

It is a Heritage Blog by the American-French Genealogical Society, and although it is not strictly a Canadian blog, it is about the Acadians – and there are genealogical societies on both sides of the border, so the blog caught my eye over the weekend as something I would like to read..

One of the blogs is “As tough as her ancestors” which the blogger tells about the being interviewed by his niece about what it is like being Acadian, and shows pictures of her exhibit and video of the process – very interesting! The exhibit “Nova Scotia - Acadian”

Another blog was the 34th Annual Acadian Festival which was held at
Madawaska, Maine on August 11th, and a visit to the The Acadian Historic Village – Caraquet, NB.

The blog is at